Plant of the month for August

Plant of the month for August

Plant of the month for August is… Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Europa’ Hydrangeas sometimes get forgotten about and can be seen as “Common” but is the right setting these shrubs are a hard working, reliable and beautiful addition to the garden....
Plant of the month for June

Plant of the month for June

Cornus kousa var. chinensis. This wonderful small tree/large shrub is now in its full glory. The whole plant is smothered in white bracts (modified leaves giving the impression of large flowers). Their sheer weight transforms this fairly upright specimen into a...
The plant of the month for May…

The plant of the month for May…

My plant of the month for May is… Rhododendron edgeworthii CCHH 8016 A species collected on the Shweli-Salween divide, Burma, that has the thickest, darkest orange-brown indumentum (Small hairs on the underside of the leaves). It is a strikingly beautiful form...
Plant of the month for April

Plant of the month for April

For March I asked the question “How do you choose a plant of the month?” What criteria do you set as a standard? Is it just personal choice or is it if a particular plant is garden worthy or is it just a plant that is performing well? With those things considered I...
The Plant of the month for March is…

The Plant of the month for March is…

Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata When she is in flower she is hard to ignore. Situated, in perfect perspective to the house, half way down our south lawn. She dominates the vista (all year round but especially in spring). From winter with the flower buds cloaked...