Pink

  Pink, by far the biggest gallery with more photos to choose from than with the others, orange, yellow, blue and white. All images taken in 2015, though concentrating on the summer and through until September. I had to stop somewhere. Hellebores early on, and a little Cherry blossom, though i could have majored on…

Spotlight on Harvington Rebekah and Walberton’s Rosemary – and nigh on 50 more Hellebores…

Hellebore Harvington Hybrid Rebekah at the Plant Centre, RHS Wisley, today. and another variety also looking rather superb today on my travels, Walberton's Rosemary But let's not rest on our laurels - there are rather more than two hellebores to tempt, delight and enrapture.... Here's a complete catalogue of the Hellebores on sale at RHS…

In the pink – The Albrighton Rambler

The Albrighton Rambler - a repeat flowering rambling rose introduced this year by David Austin. This was always going to be my favourite of this year's clutch of new roses from rose breeder, David Austin - a rarity amongst rambling roses, one that flowers several times (repeatedly) in the season (and not just once, a…

The Nation’s Favourite Rose

Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most scented David Austin roses. If nothing else in your garden is fragrant, Gertie is more than up to the job. A proper Old Rose fragrance, so no surprises, but always winning praise for the strength and depth of the perfume. Comte de Chambord is one parent, a little more…

Pink is the new Orange

Having been told this week by a customer that 'they never knew they liked orange so much', (there were lots of Ballerina tulips this spring, and much Geum in flower in her garden now), I think it is time to consider my 'relationship' with Orange. Maybe not give it up - the gorgeous David Austin…

Patience will be rewarded

Princess Alexandra of Kent, a David Austin introduction from 2007, large flowers in glowing pink with scalloped outer petals and a rich fragrance. The first decent bloom at Syon.Darcey Bussell tried hard, but a poor first attempt, and the solitary flower from Kew Gardens, well!Good things come to those who wait.

Apricot Foxx, Brown Sugar, La Belle Epoque & Crown Imperials

Apricot Foxx (pink/peach), Brown Sugar (pink/orange) and La Belle Epoque (brown) are all stunning tulips in this fine display, matched perfectly with Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra Maxima,' the Crown Imperial and a skirt of Narcissus Suzy (yellow with red centre). A rhythm of large planters along a wide terrace with a daring, close-colour harmony. Another brilliant…