Poppies, a half Marathon, more from the Burkwood Brothers, Petersham Nurseries, Thug the Cat… random pictures from a chill Spring day

Fabulous Spring Fragrance – Osmanthus x burkwoodii – and a local Kingston-upon-Thames nursery story

A very useful evergreen shrub, with neat glossy leaves and masses of white, highly fragrant, sweetly scented flowers in early Spring. In sun or part-shade, growing 6' tall and through (though with judicious pruning after it has flowered, it can be kept more compact). The species name burkwoodii appears against several plants - and refers…