Orchidology

Now I don't have all of their names, these orchids on show in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley and if you want to know, then I shall of course try and find out more and add them where I can. But I need to stretch my legs and get a breath of fresh air (if…

Technicolor Rainbows in the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Never disappointing, the Alpine House at RHS Wisley. Particularly colourful in these early months as you can see. Rhubarb-pinks, bright yellows, true blues, glaucous greens, cochineal reds, zebra-striped purples and arctic whites - and packing a punch for such diminutive little stars. And this only January 14th (they were photographed on my visit yesterday morning).…

Hamamelis for a New Year

A choice selection of Witch Hazels flowering at RHS Wisley just now - such delicate flowers seem impossibly impervious to the worst of the weather but untroubled they are. I would have found more on Battleston Hill but the weather forecast (chill but bright and sunny) gave way to a bitingly cold rain and so…

Hellebores for a New Year

  A picture gallery - well there are going to be a few of them, cataloguing my visit to the gardens at RHS Wisley yesterday morning. Proof, if it were needed, that these are not the dullest, least colourful or interesting times in the garden. In fact I couldn't say when those times might actually…