Rodney Davey, Hellebore Magician..

Rodney Davey, Hellebore Magician.. A link to an Independent newspaper article featuring Rodney Davey, hellebore breeder  - and the development of Anna's Red, a remarkable new form, now commercially available. I have two plants now, and a third of Penny's Pink, coming from the same esteemed magician.

Rose, Souvenir du Dr Jamain

A beautiful rose for Valentine's Day - Souvenir du Dr Jamain. Rich fragrance, velvet texture. Bred by Lacharme, France 1865, a seedling from 'Charles Lefebvre'. A superb rose if kept away from scorching sun, which it hates. Flowers are a rich ruby-red and, although semi-double, open to a cupped shape, sometimes showing off the anthers…

Cold day, winter sun

Very pleased to see some pale sunshine and blue-ish skies today despite temperatures not getting much above zero. Glad of my work boots with extra thick felt insoles, new winter socks, thermal leggings, fleece-lined trousers, long-sleeved thermal top, vest, 100% cashmere polo neck sweater (a chance find rummaging through the wardrobe this morning but a…