The RHS Great London Plant Fair 2014 – Tulips and Daffodils

Tulips on display from HW Hyde & Son, at the RHS Great London Plant Fair today at the Horticultural Halls. The event is open this evening and tomorrow and is as colourful and fragrant affair as one could wish. This tulip display won a coveted Gold Medal from the judges. And of course, when there…

Poppies, a half Marathon, more from the Burkwood Brothers, Petersham Nurseries, Thug the Cat… random pictures from a chill Spring day

Fabulous Spring Fragrance – Osmanthus x burkwoodii – and a local Kingston-upon-Thames nursery story

A very useful evergreen shrub, with neat glossy leaves and masses of white, highly fragrant, sweetly scented flowers in early Spring. In sun or part-shade, growing 6' tall and through (though with judicious pruning after it has flowered, it can be kept more compact). The species name burkwoodii appears against several plants - and refers…

Spring is springing… the right plants at the right time, this time

Despite the early appearance of poppies - and unexplained red hot pokers in full bloom - Spring is asserting itself with just the right kind of bulbs and blossom - a little photo-gallery so that we can appreciate Nature's Bounty But then what are these things doing in flower right now - a whole clump…

Spring delights in the The Savill Garden

  A pageant of colour - rhododendrons and camellias, hellebores and pulmonarias, cherry blossom, crocus, narcissus, daphne and more - but which group of plants is missing from this gallery. It's a biggie?! Links http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/gardens-and-landscape/the-savill-garden http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/seasonal-highlights/the-savill-garden/march-and-april/ http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/visitor-information/the-savill-building/

Rosa mulliganii – roses and the Sissinghurst Technique

Rosa mulliganii, the rose used at the centre of the White Garden at Sissinghurst, threading its way over a filigree pergola. Vigorous, yet delicate and beautiful, a tracery of stems creating windows through into the garden. And (above) here it is in Kew Gardens. A Monster of a Plant.... A huge abundance of bright rose…

The worst of all delicious weeds – Convallaria majalis

How to grow: Lily of the valley To Carol Klein, this plant is the very essence of May. Carol Klein The Telegraph 12:01AM BST 01 May 2004 Today, May Day, people all over France will be following Gallic tradition and giving deliciously fragrant posies of muguets des bois as love tokens. The scent of muguet,…