Green

  Well I thought I had created a monster gallery of pink, but it turns out that Green really has the stage. Again, all photographs from 2015, and pretty much everyone has the name of the plant embedded in the data. Very organised I was then, and how many photos, especially in July, August and…

What do Red Rum, Tequila, Manhatten, Towering Inferno and slippers have in common?

Lupins - Masterpiece (purple) and Beefeater (red) - two outstanding, robust and free-flowering cottage garden plants from West Country Lupins (their website noted below). Strong of stem, these sturdy plants giving several weeks of flower in the early summer. Fantastic colour combinations in varieties such as Towering Inferno, Manhattan Lights, Persian Slipper, Tequila Flame and…

California dreaming (no lyrics this time)

The Californian poppy, Eschscholzia, blooming its head off in one of the Alpine Houses at the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley, Surrey. I remember that our neighbour (in Olden Times), Mr and Mrs Greenall, grew these very successfully in north London - their garden wrapped around the corner of the road - a closely…

Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’

Another strong spring colour (I've already touched upon Berberis darwinii in particular and Forsythia briefly) and this shrub too can be a bit of a forceful character. Quite tenacious, it can thrive where other plants would give up and it suckers quite freely (the looser the soil, the greater the spread). If it does get…

Perennial refresher course…

I've spent much time these past two days (while the sun shone beautifully outside) on a perennial plant 'refresher' course. Past projects, books and t'internet to hand. The winter months parade by and suddenly - spring springs up on you, or very soon will. Time to bring to mind the joys of the herbaceous palette, as well…

Where it all began…Teddington Gardener’s Facebook Page

First things first...  Teddington Gardener's Facebook Page This is where it all started, when the internet, gardening professionally and the Teddington Gardener got together on Facebook.  Notes on all things horticultural, my own work too, links and posts I have found interesting and thousands of photographs covering garden projects, gardens I've visited and hundreds of…