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Category Archives: Plant of the Month
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
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
Haemanthus albiflos The Haemanthus albiflos that I keep in the greenhouse all the year round, reliably flowers for me each autumn. It is sometimes called the ‘shaving brush’ or ‘paintbrush’ plant, because of the numerous flowers that have long white … 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
Dianthus ‘Dainty Dame’ I have grown this Dianthus for many years and it just does not get quite as straggly as some. I have also found that when it gets larger pieces root easily. It is a very distinctive Dianthus … Continue reading
Lithodora zahnii Azure-Ness from Lesley Baker This small shrubby plant has been with me for several years now, much to the delight of the bees in the neighbourhood – it’s always buzzing with them (though they always seem to disappear … Continue reading
This month – there are three ‘plants’ for the month from David Hanslow which are flowering in his garden. I have information on 2 of them, and have now been informed by Caroline, our Dorset member, that the 3rd is … Continue reading