Just to bring you up to date … more hellebores, a crocus or three, bright primroses and the first of a galaxy of irises …

Just to bring you up to date, though by way really of a few galleries rather than long descriptions and horticultural diversions. If I have time, I'll do more I promise! In the meantime, a collection of plants that you might find in a garden centre near you - and if you are lucky, in…

Spotlight on Harvington Rebekah and Walberton’s Rosemary – and nigh on 50 more Hellebores…

Hellebore Harvington Hybrid Rebekah at the Plant Centre, RHS Wisley, today. and another variety also looking rather superb today on my travels, Walberton's Rosemary But let's not rest on our laurels - there are rather more than two hellebores to tempt, delight and enrapture.... Here's a complete catalogue of the Hellebores on sale at RHS…

RHS Wisley – life and death in the Surrey hills… Hydrangeas, Camellias and Hellebores, mostly, Sorbus and Malus, Cornus, Salix and Rubus, Acer, Rhododendron, Chimonathus, Henry Moore and a Squirrel

Acer griseum, lauded for its peeling bark, caught here in the chill morning sunlight on the slopes of Battleston Hill at the RHS gardens at Wisley. The gardens feature the remnants of many fine plants, dying beautifully, hydrangeas foremost in this class, as well as the heralds of a new season, with the earliest hellebores…