Luxuriating in decay – the Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley

The Glasshouse Borders at RHS Wisley There is much to recommend these borders - the long double beds running down from the Fruit Mount to the Lake and running in concentric, linking arcs around the reflecting mirror of water and bounding the Glasshouse. Add a clear sky and low slanting sun, at the end of…

Helenium hoopesii

Following on from the little piece on Sneezeweeds and having mentioned the origins of the cultivated varieties in Helenium bigelovii and Helenium autumnale, I remembered this picture from a visit a few weeks ago to Kew - in the rockery beds adjacent to the Davies Alpine House. Helenium hoopesii. Gotta love the name. Originating in…