Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Collected by Mikinori Ogisu in Sichuan this curious honeysuckle appears to be flowering in the centre of a green cup.
I have had some difficulty in giving it the right conditions, but
it now seems happy in a sunny moist spot.
It is perfectly hardy.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Forming a neat mound 30cm high this Thalictrum has been flowering solidly since February.
It originates from Turkey and likes to be in dry shade - what more could you ask of a plant?
I will try to propagate it for next year, A gem from Evolution Plants,
Friday, April 10, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Lonicera elisae is a hardy and very reliable winter flowering shrub.
Supposedly it is fragrant but the weather is usually too cold then to catch the scent.
Unlike Lonicera x purpusii, it flowers on completely bare wood. Should it come out in June it would be hardly noticed but is a welcome sight here in February and March.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
This is a newish evergreen climber with attractive foliage and reddish stems.
It is clearly vigorous but there does seem to be some doubts as to it's hardiness.
I have yet to test it with a cold winter.
It has delicately fragrant, waxy bell-shaped flowers from January to March.
Try it in a sunny sheltered site.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Araujia sericifera is an evergreen South American climber that survives most winters but is not completely hardy.
It flowers in late summer and is fruiting now. It's common name is cruel plant as moths, bees and butterflies are often trapped by the secretion within it's flowers.