2019 – CHW
A collection of Clethra in flower today:
Clethra tomentosa ‘Cottondale’ is a suckering species from the SE USA. It grows to around 6ft in height here with a similar spread.
An occasional shower and a definite cooling of the temperature. Heavy rain for Saturday forecast. The worst of the drought for our garden plants may now be over?
The Magnolia denudata ‘Forrests Pink’ which was felled by a large leylandii in the winter has reshot with great vigour. We saw this three months ago. It is in a damp spot so the drought has made no difference.
Overhanging our garden is Acacia dealbata loaded with ripe seeds. They hang down in tassels like sophora seeds.
2015 – CHW
Several people have commented on the extraordinary colour of a clump of mophead hydrangeas up from Red Linney on the bank. They are Hydrangea Selma, planted in 2009 and billed as being a very dark red. In our acid soil they are as dark a purple as I have ever seen in a hydrangea and quite superb in full sun.