A bolt of voltage orange – Get thee behind me, pale pastels!

Anyone who has seen my Facebook or Twitter account (@Martin_Ogden), will already have seen pictures of these intense-shock-therapy-orange tulips, a furnace-like pot of them on my front doorstep - but I am in a proselytizing mood and Orange domination is the theme... If you are uncertain as to my commitment to this bravest of colour…

Prunus himalaica

Prunus himalaica, Battleston Hill, RHS Gardens Wisley Equally as stunning as Prunus serrula, (but with a darker, richer tea/walnut tone where the former is more shining copper), the rain-streaked bark of the Himalayan Cherry. A multi-stemmed example on the main flank of Battleston Hill (between two very fine peeling specimens of Acer griseum). I had…