5th July

…zygomeris Acanthus spinosus is smaller growing than Acanthus mollis with rather more attractive flowers. Acanthus spinosus Acanthus spinosus Canna ‘King Humbert’ with a surprisingly tall and contrasting flower for a…

25th December

…one flowering spike and many spikes of seeds. Acanthus mollis Acanthus mollis Acanthus mollis Fuchsia gracilis with new growth showing and the odd surviving flower. Fuchsia gracilis Fuchsia gracilis The…

11th July

…but not that different really. Acanthus hungaricus Acanthus hungaricus Acanthus hungaricus Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ – an attractive colour. Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ with dark brownish…

14th July

…but missed the flowers. Poterium spinosum Poterium spinosum Acanthus sennii – Ethiopian acanthus with very vicious prickles. Acanthus sennii Acanthus sennii And more cold damage: Protea cyanaroides literally cut in…

21st June

…it comes into flower though. Acanthus mollis Acanthus mollis 2016 – CHW Beware the hornets are active around and about in the gardens. Not Brexit deniers from the continent I…