More strange fruit… Cornus kousa ‘John Slocock’

The kousa dogwood -  - a most elegant dogwood, but often lost in the landscape shadow of Cornus florida. For many parts of the country however (referring to the US), C kousa is probably a better choice. In youth the habit is stiffly upright, almost vase-shaped, but with age it becomes rounded to broad-spreading, with…

Bluebeard

Blue Bearded Iris at Newby Hall, Yorkshire Newby Hall, Yorkshire - a substantial double herbaceous border punctuated with these glorious iris, the name of which I either neglected to note - or was not marked - or I didn't bother to look if it was (so much to photograph...) I think the colour has been…

A Yorkshire Tale

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon A week exploring North Yorkshire and much to see was there! Newby Hall & Gardens, near Ripon, was near the top of the list of attractions and a real plant hunters delight with much that is rare and unusual. The National Collection of Cornus kousa, a whole garden of salvias…