Another quite changeable day. Breezy with lots of sun and some huge downpours. The plants are lapping it up and I am sent scuttling to the shed. On my rounds this morning this greeted me.
My resent purchase from Grey’s Court National Trust. Iris ‘Bold Print’, a perfect addition to the White Garden. Also flowering or putting on a show there are the following…
Phlox Divaricata ‘White Perfume’ I bought this from Elizabeth MacGregor . I have been buying from her nursery for around 10 years. She has a lovely selection of plants, with a personal service. This phlox is very early and has a really strong perfume.
Another Plant World Seeds find, Galatites Tomentosa Alba. Not a looker of a flower but I like the foliage.
Another foliage plant the Hedgehog Holly. Quite slow growing and lethal when you are weeding around it.
Variegated Soloman’s Seal, always looks a little twisted as it’s growing but sits nicely among the bluebells.
Elizabeth MacGregor triumphs again Vancouveria Hexandra. At the moment I love this delicate looking plant but somebody in America may put me wise. A gentle ground cover is how it is sold. I have planted it on a pile of rotting logs in the White Garden, slightly shady and moist. It had better stay put and not wander too far.
Common as Cornflowers are, this is a bit different. It has not seeded ever and has never travelled. I may lift and split it this year as it has sat in this position for about 8 years. The name and label disappeared many years ago.
And to finish an Auricla not in the garden but in a pot, Auricula Joanna.