Back to the UK – a little tour of RHS Wisley. A real taste of Autumn

A free afternoon (washing done, a trip to Sainsbury's to follow) and a quick drive out to the RHS gardens at Wisley - blue skies and sunshine, alas not continuing into the weekend - but so much to see as I wandered past the lake to the Glasshouse Borders and South African Meadow, up through…

Heavenly Blue

Ipomoea Heavenly Blue (Morning Glory) Just beginning to get going, now the days are getting shorter, this twining climber with large sky blue trumpet flowers is already up to the top of a 2m obelisk with inquisitive green wands waving round in the breeze (all tucked up now). A beautiful late season climber that still…

Love me tender..

A very lovely tender (half-hardy) climber, the Morning Glory, Ipomoea Star of Yelta, with the most intense blue trumpet flowers. Not bindweed, but in the same family, Convolvulaceae. In the summer, it can be used as an annual climber on walls, fences, over arches, or as ground cover. The large flower buds open to reveal deep…