Garden Centre Geek – RHS Wisley Plant Centre

Lewisia cotyledon (above) Clematis alpina Frankie (above) Leucadendron Jack Harre Abutilon x suntense Flowering Maple Epimedium Orange Queen   I wanted to see see what was looking good at the plant centre at Wisley - I hadn't been there for several weeks and expected it to be filling up with new stock. I was not…

Prickly customers – Yucca and Cordyline

Cordyline australis, in my garden today, flowering extravagantly - again Yucca with dramatic flower spike - Twickenham, today The long tail of Autumn and the mild weather that has continued for these past few weeks has triggered a second flowering for the Cordylines in my garden - the one closest to the house is branching…

Maori Surprise

Phormium with raindrop lenses.. Less snap-happy and more looking at the names of the plants might lend more authority to these entries, though this was a very quick, held-at-the-waist-and-click picture that revealed the optical qualities of the raindrops only after downloading to the computer. I'm guessing that this particular phormium is some combination of Maori…