Early Hydrangeas at RHS Wisley – a tour through the meandering paths on Battleston Hill

We are definitely coming into Hydrangea season and I'll go back through my own back catalogue for the best collection of stories and images on this diverse group. I'll start with a tour from RHS Wisley in August 2015 - and see what else I can find to add to the mix.   If you…

Early Hydrangeas at RHS Wisley – a tour through the meandering paths on Battleston Hill

If you go down to the woods today, there are a lot of Hydrangeas to see - the collection at RHS Wisley is excellent although many fine specimens have either lost their name plates entirely, or these are so overgrown by the verdant foliage as to be lost all the same. These I have not…

Snowdrift – and other winter clematis

Evergreen Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift' Pure white, almond scented, propeller shaped blossom, in the hundreds, smother this evergreen climber in early spring (March - April). Thick, waxy leaves add year round interest and excellent screening - it can grow to 20' quite comfortably. There are clematis for every month of the year and such a variety…