Plant Profile: Sophora ‘Sun King’ AGM

In June this year I will have been blogging for seven years. I have completely forgotten most of the posts I wrote at the beginning of my blogging career, occasionally stumbling upon them when researching other topics I am writing about. When this happens it is rather like bumping into an old friend. I put […]

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Balmy Boxing Day

I began my traditional Boxing Day post last year by commenting on the unusually mild weather that lead up to Christmas. Had I known then what I know now, I may well have made less of it: the UK is about to record its warmest ever December, with temperatures 4°C above average for the time […]

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Golden

Like a juggernaut, spring is now on a roll. A few nights of cold weather may put the breaks on, but nothing can stop it now. In the space of a week our coastal garden has become flushed with flowers. The echium is a foot taller and will soon be in full bloom, but not […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’

New Zealanders know the sophoras, or kōwhais, by the copious yellow flowers which appear in spring. These are attractive to a number of native birds because of the honey they contain. Our heathen sparrows have yet to discover the pleasures of Kōwhai, but the variety Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ produces an unmissable show at this […]

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