A simple combination

The morning sun on this simple combination of Galanthus (probably nivalis), Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’, and Primula vulgaris, really brings a smile to my face. Plus, the beady lizard!

A close up of a flower that is as large as your hand, looking slightly down to the left. It is a deep dark red, with rich velvety petals that have purple markings through them.

Amour Amaryllis

Last winter I watched as people posted their photos of Amaryllis to social media, admiring the large and loud flowers that cheered up the darkest winter day. I decided that I needed to have a try at growing them. Following …

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A couple of small blue irises alongside some purple crocuses. The sun is shining on the petals and they kind of shimmer.

Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’ and Iris ‘Cantab’

Now we’ve had some proper Spring weather, with warmer temperatures and sunny days, the colour is taking off. First up is my favourite crocus, C. tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’. In the sun it shimmers, and attracts the bees who feast on …

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Cracking Crocosmia

Late summer and the Crocosmia is cracking hot in my front garden. Crocosmia are one our favourite summer plants and we have several cultivars. First up is everybody’s favourite, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’. This always flowers before any other Crocosmia in my …

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Purple reign

Purple. It’s my favourite colour. And I love it’s different shades, from lilac to aubergine, blue-purple, pink purple and deep purple. Here are some of the many purples reigning in my garden from Spring to early Summer. Allium hollandicum ‘Purple …

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