28th July

…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 than our Crassula sarcocaulis. Crassula coccinea…

9th August

confertiflora in flower here for the first time beside the main greenhouse. This is a woody perennial which is frost tender. Very beautiful and striking. Salvia confertiflora Salvia confertiflora Salvia

30th May

…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 Friesland’ Salvia ‘Ost…

29th November

…it fast! Not sure who gave us this? Asia may know? Salvia dombeyi Salvia dombeyi Salvia dombeyi 2016 – CHW The Ginkgo biloba is now turning fast. Possibly the best…

2nd December

…winters. Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’ Hanging over the wall above the salvia is a flower of Magnolia grandiflora. Magnolia grandiflora All on a coldish…

26th July

…things but quite nice. I wonder who raised all these. Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ may be the best? Salvia ‘Icing Sugar’ Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ for those who like variegated leaves? Lysimachia…

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…

15th September

Salvia dombeyi. Extraordinarily pretty and huge (6-8’’ long)! Salvia dombeyi Salvia dombeyi At last we see the first tiny flower buds ever seen by us on Berberidopsis beckleri. Asia has…

29th March

Salvia interrupta as the reference books suggest? Help please. [See Andre´Johnke’s helpful response in the comment section below!] salvia The newly acquired (from Crug Farm) Aucuba aff. chlorascens is out…

9th July

…in flowers. We saw this, still covered, well into last autumn. No frost to speak of so here it is again. Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ These hemerocallis were…