RHS Great London Plant Fair 2014 – a last look at this Springtime Miscellany

   and heading home.... with my bag of scented pelargoniums from Fibrex Nurseries - lemon, attar of roses, orange, pine and peppermint...

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’ – the white Pasque Flower

  Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Alba' - a tough alpine plant, requiring sun and sharp drainage - and lustily resents being moved once established so pick your spot carefully! These beautiful flowers, with their heavily textured, fluffy-furry overcoats, are followed by striking seed-heads, extending the season of interest. There are cultivars in blues and reds too.  …

Pottering

I  can just about get to the front door, after three hours of potting and pottering, pretty much everything has a new winter home... A maintenance day today - bright blue skies, chill, the wicked wind has died down and I've lots of plants to pot up into more suitable containers before the weather really…

Pulsatilla Pinwheel Series II

Another image of this beautiful little pasque flower, Pulsatilla vulgaris from the Pinwheel series. Rarely can I settle on just one image which captures by itself, what I like about a particular subject... and so rather than the previous 'profile' image, but showing off stigmas and stamens inside the silky-hairy bell shaped flowers, the finely…

Pasque Flower – Pulsatilla vulgaris

Another charmer from the RHS London Plant Fair today, the Pasque Flower. In spring, upright or semi-pendant, bell-shaped (or narrowly bell-shaped) silky-hairy flowers in shades of deep to pale purple. This variety, Pulsatilla vulgaris Blaue Glokke. And isn't it beautiful! Grow in an alpine house, rock garden or scree. I'm in love.