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.
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
Cerinthe major is one of my favourite bee-friendly flowers in the garden at the moment.
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival, is a great place for gardeners to find inspiration. Held on the Three Counties Showground it benefits from having the glorious backdrop of the Malvern Hills.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
Between Christmas and New Year I always like to wander round the garden to see what is in flower in the middle of winter. This year, as well as the usual winter flowering plants that I would expect to see, there were some unexpected surprises like lavender and roses, that shouldn’t be flowering in December!
The thick silver-grey velvety leaves of Plectranthus argentatus make it a perfect foil when planted with dark leafed plants or strong contrasting flowers.Continue reading
Oriental lily Casa Blanca has the most exquisite large, pure white flowers and my house has been filled with the most delicious scent. There are four flowers, dripping with nectar on a strong straight stem.Continue reading