Contenders ready…. #PPotY16 the final 3

Contenders ready…. #PPotY16 the final 3

I have shortlisted the final 3 “Plants of the Month” and will open up voting on social media (Using the #PPotY16) The criteria used, to determine the short list, is a mix of performance in the garden this year and my personal choice. The short list...
#PPotY16 nominations, the “Long List”

#PPotY16 nominations, the “Long List”

I have great pleasure to announce the Plant Personality of the Year awards 2016 “Long list”. This list includes all 12 “Plants of the month” Soon i will announce the final 3  and open it to a vote via social media withe the #PPotY16. The plant...
Plant of the month for December

Plant of the month for December

My plant of the month for December is… Rhododendron sutchuenense I am never sure if this is our first flowering Rhodo of the season or the last. All I do know is that this Chinese species Introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1900 brings a splash of colour this month....
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...