Moody blues…

More bluebells you might think, but nearing this muted haze, you realise they are much, much taller, a massed planting of something different, flower-heads matched in height by umbels of cow parsley. Camassias. Now I see the point of these plants! One part of a walk through the various landscapes at the Royal Botanic Gardens…

Muscari latifolium (grape hyacinth)

A rather lovely bulbous plant, Muscari latifolium, where the lati or latus means wide, as in the 'wide leaved grape hyacinth'  - it develops just the one wide leaf, quite tulip like in fact. Happiest in full sun though tolerant of some light shade and do keep it from being wet in winter. The fertile,…

Spring bulbs for a chill, wintery day

All grey and overcast today so I though I should brighten up the day with a selection of Spring bulb images from my own back catalogue! The Roehampton garden project will be considerably brighter for all the bulb planting that went on last year (and I have about 20 large pots of bulbs yet to…