Plant of the Day
Thursday 30 October 2014

The many coloured leaves of Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ (purple leaved redbud) at leaf fall. This plant on the Writtle College campus is putting on a show, be careful of using purple foliage in designs as it can give the appearance of a black hole in the border when seen from a distance. However this cultivar is not too dark and looks amazing with the sun shining through the foliage. Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, there are small, pink flowers which are rarely abundant.

Jill Raggett

The Garden Of Eden 

Sezincote Garden
, A Magnificent
adventure a friend & I had.
We had stumbled upon Sezincote by complete spontaneity,
On arrival we were in awe at the sheer beauty and mystery.
We were surprised that it wasn't bustling like other gardens
we had visted that day. We then spoke the Edward Peake,
the owner of Sezincote. Who informed us that the gardens
were actually closed, a family event the reason why the
gates were open. He went on to say that we were still
welcome to explore the gardens at our leisure. Which
allowed us explore a monumental garden in peace.