A revisit to RHS Wisley in March 2015, to compliment my recent workshop on shade gardening – and there is certainly no lack of colour to be had in these woodland places ….
Stachyurus chinensis, a beautiful golden rain next to the House at RHS Wisley, looking across to the Lily Pond, past the King and Queen..
An exceptional specimen this, spicily fragrant and with larger flowers than the common-or-garden variety – there is one Ordinary specimen next to the Stachyurus pictured above that is going over now, while this one, in a shadier spot in the centre of the Bowles Corner garden, is much fresher altogether.
Working my way now back along the upper path above the meadow towards the Rock Garden…
A little collection of Corydalis now in the shade of one of the larger trees, though with no labels to tell me which they might be..
Curious flowers, these and I have never been sure that I actually like them – seeing them in this mix, little pockets of colour among other spring bulbs, I think I might…
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