Cool-climate gardening and acid soils make for stunning rhodos – and a few other spring delights as well.
Bursting into colour.
Pretty in pink
Mrs Peasgood the giant apple puts on a spring show.
The frost didn’t get this early lemon rhodo – for once!
This bronze-red rhodo is a favourite.
Perfect, especially when backlit by morning sun.
All froth and frill.
Mad, mad heuchera!
Dotty heuchera – I love them!
Yes, it’s real – another crazy-coloured heuchera.
Love that lime!
Such a pretty geum – and so hard to keep.
This ceramic poppy, a gift from my sister-in-law, formed one of almost nine thousand poppies at a Tower of London installation to commemorate the fallen in WW1. After the art work was taken down, the poppies were sold off to raise funds for service groups. This flower now lives on our deck, tucked into a pot of pachystegia.
Lilac- from a cutting I struck a few years back.
Some lovely cross-pollination going on here to produce a pale pink treasure.