The Judas tree at Kew – Cercis siliquastrum in the Mediterranean Garden – a real star performance @kewgardens

Well, I think that just about gives you every angle! This remarkable tree, Cercis siliquastrum, also known as the Judas tree, forms part of the Mediterranean Landscape at Kew Gardens and is just about at its best just now. Alone it is both striking and beautiful but contrasting with the yellow, fragrant gorse, the combination…

Poppy

We shouldn't be seeing poppies at this time of year - though with mild winters and Indian Summers, some of the nature's timing can be off. These I suspect came into the Nursery from Covent Garden Flower Market. I'm smitten regardless of seasonal-correctness. The white poppy had just been teased out of its pod and…

Kew Gardens starts the year with both colour and scent. @kewgardens – nothing dull here…

  and the Museum reflected in the lake, late afternoon sun Winter Box, Sarcococca, heavily fragrant by the Victoria Gate complex. Meanwhile, in the Davies Alpine House These Hamamelis on sale in the Garden Shop. Vesna (above and below) The sun is shining (well, it is now) and Kew Garden beckons with so much to…

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – November 2014 – Madeira, Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley, Isabella Plantation (Richmond Park), Petersham Nurseries, Salvias, Ginkgos and prepartions for Christmas. Tropical Island Gardens while Autumn makes an appearance at home.

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – September 2014 – The Savill Garden, Kew Gardens, Nymans, Wakehurst Place, RHS Wisley and Petersham Nurseries. Summer Crescendo.

The Savill Garden, Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Petersham Nurseries, RHS Wisley. Plenty of Hydrangeas to admire, roses of course, lots, dahlias, colchicums, late-summer borders stars such as asters and rudbeckias, orchards....  Altogether much to admire!

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – August 2014 – Kew Gardens, Heather on the Moors and an Agricultural Show in North Yorkshire, Covent Garden Flower Market & Petersham Nurseries. Summer marches on…

Kew Gardens, Petersham Nurseries, North Yorkshire, Covent Garden Flower Market and my own projects. A busy month but time off in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. Glorious (have I said that before at all?)

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – July 2014 – Petersham Nurseries, Luton Hoo, Wrest Park, Hampton Court Flower Show, RHS Wisley, Mayfield Lavender and Great Dixter. Blooming Marvellous!

Petersham Nurseries, Luton Hoo, Wrest Park, Hampton Court and also the Flower Show there, a Study Day at Great Dixter with Fergus Garrett, my own projects, Mayfield Lavender and naturally, RHS Wisley. One from Farnborough Air Show too!

Teddington Gardener Review of the Year – June 2014 – Roses, Petersham Nurseries, A Birthday Party, Mottisfont Abbey, Kew Gardens and Climbing the Pagoda, Waterperry Gardens. Glorious Summer.

Petersham Nurseries and a 10th Birthday Party, Roses everywhere including Mottisfont Abbey and Waterperry Gardens, climbing the Pagoda at Kew Gardens, a Twickenham Wild Flower Meadow and some of my own projects. Once again, a glorious month!

RHS Wisley – life and death in the Surrey hills… Hydrangeas, Camellias and Hellebores, mostly, Sorbus and Malus, Cornus, Salix and Rubus, Acer, Rhododendron, Chimonathus, Henry Moore and a Squirrel

Acer griseum, lauded for its peeling bark, caught here in the chill morning sunlight on the slopes of Battleston Hill at the RHS gardens at Wisley. The gardens feature the remnants of many fine plants, dying beautifully, hydrangeas foremost in this class, as well as the heralds of a new season, with the earliest hellebores…