More roses – can I be this good to you? Part Two, this time from the Bowes Lyon Rose Garden at RHS Wisley

As promised - and be careful what you wish for in future - a grand gallery of roses captured yesterday in the riot of colour that is the Bowes Lyon Rose Garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey. The newer of two rose gardens, this features wide, broad and ascending (or descending) paths with generous steps,…

A view from Petersham Nurseries – hot sun, blue skies and a wander through perennials, roses and the Cutting Garden

And a look at a few of the Aquilegias we have... Hot, hot, hot, today, sun and blue skies over this part of Arcadia, and here - a glimpse of some of the plants and floral displays that caught my eye today. The Cutting Garden seems to be quadrupling in flower-power every week and this…

Duke’s Garden at Kew – Iris, Alliums, Geum and some florid peonies – and on to the Davies Alpine House. Continuing my constitutional around Kew Gardens

This last was labelled Paeonia suffruticosa, no more, and is magnificent. Loved as much as me by the iridescent beetle that was in an ecstasy of pollen in the centre of each blossom. Leaving behind this garden and passing by the emerging grass borders, the Davies Alpine House and the Princess of Wales Conservatory beckon.…

Delighting in the Duke’s Garden at Kew

A jaunt around the Duke's Garden at Kew - the Arum Lilies in the last entry are to be found here, in some shade and immensely happy. As indeed are all the herbaceous plantings here. I remember the searing quality of the Hemerocallis Burning Daylight - brighter even than the Geums here and in great…