4th July

…scotomus ready for picking. Cynara scotomus Cynara cardunculus with its purple thistle heads also ripe for the table. Home grown beans for lunch too. Cynara cardunculus Dierama ‘Cosmos’ absolutely superb…

5th August

…set off to Edgbaston a Humulus lupus ‘Aureus’ in full flower in a plum tree in Max Kendry’s garden. Humulus lupus ‘Aureus’ Humulus lupus ‘Aureus’ Gardening for butterflies with Cynara

10th November

…and Cynara scolymus. Verbena ‘Bampton’ The birch circles in the sun (Betula utilis spp. jacquemontii) is spectacular beyond belief. Betula utilis spp. jacquemontii Betula utilis spp. jacquemontii Betula utilis spp….