Fatsia japonica – one of the most striking and ornamental of all hardy evergreens

Fatsia Japonica - big, glossy leaves and an altogether tropical feel - yet happy in cool shade - dry shade even - and a striking plant of great architectural merit. Since I have Graham Stuart Thomas' book on Ornamental Shrubs still to hand, I'll leave it to the great man to cover this one for…

Orchids at Kew – last call….

The Orchid Festival at Kew ends this Sunday - 9th March - and if you can get there, it comes highly recommended. And it is at least 21 degrees centigrade in there, with a tropical soundtrack to boot. Gorgeous. http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids/