This beautiful plant is also known as Silverbush. It is a compact evergreen plant which has white funnel-shaped flowers and oblong, silvery leaves. It flowers profusely from early summer until the autumn.
A great place to find plant inspiration for your own garden.
This is a seasonal look at flowers, shrubs and trees, with tips on growing and pruning.
I first came across this variegated tree mallow, Lavatera arborea ‘Variegata’, whilst browsing a seed catalogue in 1999 and fell in love with the description (there were no pictures or website to look at). I ordered a packet, sowed the seeds and was impressed at the ease and speed at which it grew.
Every year I am bewildered when I see garden centres and supermarkets selling ‘painted’ heathers in a variety of garish colours.
This lovely cheerful flower is Helenium ‘The Bishop’, commonly called Sneezeweed.
The scent from this Philadelphus stopped me in my tracks this morning – the smell was exquisite!Continue reading
This is beautiful evergreen shrub is Cistus corbariensis which has been flowering profusely for weeks now. The delicate white flowers, with their yellow centres, only last a day before falling off, to be replaced the next day by a whole new crop of flowers. There are so many buds the plant that it will be flowering for many more weeks yet.Continue reading
Cerinthe major is one of my favourite bee-friendly flowers in the garden at the moment.
I love quaking grass or Briza media. I love the way it bobs around in the slightest of summer breezes and the way it turns a golden buff colour as it matures. I even love the way it obliging re-sows itself for the following year.Continue reading
A gorgeous spring flower and an inspirational quote.
Today is Candlemas Day, an ancient festival halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox and marks the midpoint of winter.Continue reading