Technicolor Rainbows in the Alpine House at RHS Wisley

Never disappointing, the Alpine House at RHS Wisley. Particularly colourful in these early months as you can see. Rhubarb-pinks, bright yellows, true blues, glaucous greens, cochineal reds, zebra-striped purples and arctic whites - and packing a punch for such diminutive little stars. And this only January 14th (they were photographed on my visit yesterday morning).…

In the Davies Alpine House, Kew

In the Davies Alpine House at Kew, Sternbergia candida One of several generously plants pots of Scilla madeirensis This one I have photographed before, at Wisley I think, Narcissus romieuxii subsp romieuxii As the labels says - Crocus imperati ssp suaveolens 'Jager' Crocus 'Jager', again Not a poppy, Ranunculus asiaticus Just a few more Alpine…

Narcissus romieuxii subsp. albidus – if you please….

Narcissus romieuxii subsp. albidus A treat from the Alpine House at RHS Wisley, a tiny white narcissus - I thought I should continue with the pure white theme for a little while more, following on from the previous item on the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger. Not one to be strewn across a grassy expanse, King…