Daily Flower Candy

Daily Flower Candy: Crinodendron hookerianum

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Crinodendron hookerianum: Chilean lantern tree, Tricuspidaria lanceolata There are some trees that you don’t come across very often, but when you do they are […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris confusa

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Iris confusa: bamboo iris, 扁竹蘭 As the fig, olive and bay have matured, our seaside garden has become partly shaded. Where once plants basked […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Tulipa ‘Rococo’

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Some of you were not enamoured of the buds of Tulipa ‘Rococo’ when I featured them in a post three weeks ago. The gnarled, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Pelargonium papilionaceum

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pelargonium papilionaceum: geranium papilionaceum, butterfly geranium, Rambossie Geranium as a perfume and flavouring is very much in vogue. Its complex, warming, astringent notes are […]

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Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back

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The star turns in our London garden are performed by those plants that can survive with their heads in semi-shade and their roots in […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Caltha palustris ssp. polypetala

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Caltha palustris ssp. polypetala:  giant marsh marigold, kingcup Forsythia, crocus, narcissus, mahonia, acacia, kerria: have you ever pondered why so many early flowering plants […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Magnolia doltsopa

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Magnolia doltsopa: Michelia doltsopa, sweet michelia There are trees and then there are trees. Queens among their ranks are the magnolias; strong, majestic, ebullient […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Narcissus ‘Elka’ AGM

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Narcissus: daffodil, daffadowndilly, jonquil, Lenten lily Daffodils are synonymous with Easter. In England they are associated with Lent and occasionally referred to as Lenten […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Euphorbia mellifera AGM*

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Euphorbia mellifera: canary spurge, honey spurge To have taken so long to feature Euphorbia mellifera in my regular Flower Candy spot is an unforgivable oversight. […]

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