26th October

…and Echium seedlings The evergreen Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ is excellent as well. Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’ with tassel…

28th July

…African salvia species certainly has an odd flower and remaining bract – Salvia africano-lutea (Beach salvia). Salvia africano-lutea Salvia africano-lutea Salvia africano-lutea Crassula coccinea with striking red flowers. Much better…

17th June

…here and a rather nice thing which is supposed to be a late season flowerer. Salvia discolor Salvia discolor Salvia discolor Salvia discolor Cornus kousa ‘Rasen’ just flecking with pink…

29th November

…may know? Salvia dombeyi Salvia dombeyi Salvia dombeyi 2016 – CHW The Ginkgo biloba is now turning fast. Possibly the best thing this year in the autumn colour range in…

2nd December

…Lips’ remains in full radiant flower. It has survived here for several winters. Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Hanging over the wall above the salvia

30th May

…and trumpets with yellow spotted insides. Rehmannia elata Rehmannia elata Rehmannia elata Salvia ‘Ost Friesland’ is a good low growing hardy salvia favoured by landscapers for mass plantings. Salvia ‘Ost…

9th August

…beautiful and striking. Salvia confertiflora Salvia confertiflora Salvia confertiflora Melianthus villosus setting seed. This was grown from seed from Ventnor Botanic Garden. Not as tall growing as Melianthus major but…

6th January

…in the nursery: Salvia ‘Waverley’ Salvia ‘Waverley’ Sarcococca ruscifolia Sarcococca ruscifolia Salvia confertiflora Salvia confertiflora Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’ looking spectacular. As good as ‘Winter Fire’? Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’…

24th September

…jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ and Salvia ‘Amistad’. salvias Salvia ‘Amethyst Lips’ in a pot. Salvia ‘Amethyst Lips’ The newly planted Ternstroemia aff. chapensis. A new species here. Ternstroemia aff. chapensis Ternstroemia…

18th July

…perhaps? Salvia ‘Amistad’ Salvia ‘Amistad’ 2017 – CHW A garden tour with some South Africans who live in the UK for painfully obvious reasons.A plant of Rhododendron sinonuttallii is out…