The Glasshouse at Wisley with Miscanthus Beech and Sarcococca a brilliant balance of still, mass, movement, green, rich and pale gold …


Miscanthus by the lake at Wisley


The Glasshouse and lake at RHS Wisley



Glasshouse Border

Glasshouse Border

A rather blustery day yesterday at the RHS flagship gardens at Wisley and the Glasshouse borders were taking a battering. The Miscanthus outside the Glasshouse, large beds anchored by golden Beech monoliths and circling flat-topped islands of Sarcococca, became a seething maelstrom of dry-gold, sometimes illuminated and back-lit by shafts of sunlight. In moments of calm, it was quite unscathed, unbowed and unbent. I stood and watched for about 10 minutes!


Miscanthus and a rare blast of sunlight

Veronicastrun Fascination

Veronicastrun Fascination and Miscanthus