Syon, Pansies and the Seven Dwarfs..

A brief photo-stop by the Thames at Isleworth yesterday, on my way to Syon - birds wheeling around, planes overhead and folk already out on the river... Pansies in the sunshine... happy plants My (current) favourite Rhododendron, a Yakushimanum (Yak. for short) hybrid named Grumpy. I will have to look out for the full collection…

Dark chocolate and blackberry

Dark leaved Heucheras, very useful 'evergreen' perennials Now I love a Heuchera and every season, there are more and more to delight. These three are in the darker spectrum, Mahogany (rich, chocolately), Black Beauty (glossy, deep blackcurrant) and Binoche (unusually, a matt near-black). Typically growing to between 40-80cm, a leafy crown of ruffled leaves, topped…