Plants for shade

Wonder Walls Part II

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  Each time I return to the West Country I am reminded just how damp it is compared to Kent. A crude comparison of […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Asarum delavayi ‘Giant’

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  Asarum delavayi ‘Giant’*: Giant Wild Ginger, Panda face ginger As an antidote to my post about Vita Sackville-West’s macabre ‘Box of the Dead’ […]

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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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First Timers

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The longer one has to wait for something (apart from death, visits from the mother-in-law and tax return forms) the more exciting it is when it […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Sarcococca ruscifolia

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Venturing out of the terrace doors this morning I am hit, full frontal, by the scent of Christmas Box, Sarcococca ruscifolia. The fragrance coming […]

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Aromatic Arums

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One of my favourite flowers at this time of the year is the timeless arum lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica. Not actually a lily at all, […]

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The Colour Green

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Nothing brings me greater pleasure in May and early June than all the beautiful shades of green in the garden.  Those precious moments before […]

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