Several years ago, my mum and I raised several plants of Oenothera odorata from seed. Advertisements
As summer draws towards a close, these are some of my highlights from the borders.
This week, the UK is enjoying a mini heatwave. The sudden high temperatures and humidity are a little challenging to work and sleep in, but mostly welcome after the drab and cool start to our summer so far.
Spring is in full throttle, and I’m enjoying our under-storey planting.
There are many plants and combinations that are making me smile in our garden this week. Here are three that have caught my eye – and the camera.
In the third year since our purchase at the Malvern Spring Show, Dierama ‘Merlin’ has really found its stride this year.
On a recent visit to Dyffryn Gardens, just west of Cardiff, on a fairly dull day, I was mesmerised by the carpet of pink petals strewn across the ground beneath a venerable Cercis siliquastrum, carpeting a lovely set of stone steps.
It’s once again the time of year when aquilegias earn their reputation as cottage garden favourites – and sometime show-garden stars.
One Camassia leichtlinii in the garden border is pretty.
Snapshots of a walkabout at Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff, on a sunny spring afternoon.