A swan? Me a swan? Ah, go on!

Anemone Wild Swan In flower from May to November, growing knee-high, and with refined foliage (more Anemone sylvestris than Anemone x hybrida), the standout feature of this relatively new introduction is the reverse of the otherwise pure white bloom - a three painted flashes of liac-purple. With flowers held above the foliage on wiry stems,…

A classic – Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

I'm going straight to Carol Klein here, writing in The Telegraph on 28th September 2002. This beautiful plant was a classic then, and for 150 years before that, and so it remains. How to grow: Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' Carol Klein on the unexpected joy of these classy white flowers that shine in the shade Anemone…

The nights are drawing in…

No garden is complete in autumn without a Michelmas daisy and Aster tongolensis 'Berggarten' is an immensely pretty one. A creeping, mat forming perennial it is quite different from the taller, more familiar species and starts flowering right at the start of summer. Its fine- petalled, lavender-blue daisy rays are dotted with soft orange centres…