Plant of the month for November

Plant of the month for November

Plant of the month for November is… Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ A vigorous shrub to small tree. Its autumn flowers are cup-shaped, single, white (with a pink colouring at the base) and prolific. If you have room for only one autumn flowering...
Plant of the month for October

Plant of the month for October

The plant of the month for October is… Hydrangea aspera var.robusta This lush, large hydrangea is so different than the normal macrophylla or mop head type. The bold, velvety foliage is an excellent foil for the lace cap flowers in late summer. The centre is a...
Plant of the month for September

Plant of the month for September

Plant of the month for September Hedychium densiflorum Native to the Himalayas. a relatively small “Ginger Lily” that is hardy in the UK (mostly) plus is one of the most reliable to flower in the UK climate. Keep the rhizomes well mulched to protect them...
Plant of the month for August

Plant of the month for August

My choice for plant of the month for August is… Eucryphia cordifolia A large evergreen shrub, or in Cornwall a medium sized tree. It has evergreen, wavy edged, leaves which are heart shaped hence cordifolia in the name. In summer to early autumn it has simple...
Plant of the Month for July

Plant of the Month for July

Plant of the month for July Hydrangea aspera From the Himalayas to Central and west china and into Taiwan. This species of Hydrangea is not your normal “Mop head” flower. It has lacecap flowers heads crowded with blue/purple fertile flowers, in the centre,...