Flowers and fragrance at RHS Wisley

Flower and fragrance - there is no lack of interest in the woodland at Wisley These images from the Wild Wood, an area bounded by the Alpine Meadow, Rock Garden and Seven Acres, with forays up the hill for the Iris (and into the Alpine House). You can almost hear the fresh growth popping on…

Daphne in the woodland gardens at RHS Wisley

(above) Daphne bholua   (above) Daphne bholua Peter Smithers (more reliably evergreen than some, for example the more commonly available Jacqueline Postil which can drop many of its leaves after flowering) (above) Daphne odora Mae-Jima - with more gold than green (above) Daphne x hybrida Battleston Hill, a woodland garden of winding paths was rich…

Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ at RHS Wisley

Daphne bholua 'Limpsfield', overlooking the glasshouse at RHS Wisley. Scent is so important to the winter garden. Many flowers are almost insignificant (Sarcoccoca for example) but pack a real olfactory punch. Daphne bholua, flowering now, have richly fragrant blossom and as you can see, are quite showy too. This is Daphne bholua 'Limpsfield' - photographed…