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Author Archives: Lesley
Our Plant of the Month is a little different this month. Frank Rhodes has been running a small trial since the middle of last summer, growing Dionysia aretioides Bevere unprotected from the elements, inspired by hearing of Dorothy Searle’s success … Continue reading
Are Spring Snowflakes the new Snowdrop craze? from Paddy Parmee I’ve been in love with Leucojums – or Spring Snowflakes – for many years, and we are lucky they enjoy our damp, acid-to-neutral soil, best planted in shade to keep … Continue reading
Iris reticulata Eyecatcher – and more! from Lesley Baker I first saw Alan McMurtrie’s New Iris reticulatas in a report from an RHS Early Spring show, I think in 2015, and I wondered how I could get hold of these … Continue reading
Once again, we had some extra pictures which were sent for the Advent Calendar, so I’m posting them here now for all to enjoy! Steve and Angela Lobley sent these pictures. From Olenka Snell From Victor Humphrey … Continue reading
Helleborus orientalis Yellow form, ex E A Bowles from Frank Rhodes Always the first in the year to flower, this Hellebore is usually fully open on New Years Day. It was given to me on 6th February 1988, in full flower … Continue reading
Colchicums from Paddy Parmee Easy to grow in good, deep, moisture-retentive soil, Colchicums appear from their summer dormancy, to flower in the autumn. They are often called ”Naked Ladies” as they appear without their leaves, which only properly appear in winter … Continue reading
Campanula Blithe Spirit from Lesley Baker This Campanula could have equally been posted as the plant of the month for July, it has had such an astonishing number of flowers for weeks! I have had this plant for 3 growing … Continue reading
Sedum obtusifolium from Lesley Baker A new plant to me for 2016, this sedum has immediately become a favourite! I obtained my plant from Tim Ingram of Copton Ash nursery early in 2016, and I squeezed it into a … Continue reading
June 16th 2017 Dorothy Searle has sent us photos of some real treasures that she grows – Physoplexis comosa, Dionysia aretioides Bevere, and Saxifraga Allendale Elf. Some of you may know that Frank Rhodes has been organising a ‘challenge’ to … Continue reading