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.
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
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
Easily grown from seed, Nicandra physaloides is an annual which reaches approximately a metre in height.Continue reading
This lemon scented plant is loved by bees and butterflies.
An evergreen perennial which produces highly scented pink flowers from late spring into summer.