Plant of the Day

Wednesday 1 March 2017

A cloud of pale pink flowers attracted attention from the large and vigorous Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn’. This deciduous shrub has upright growth, spreading by producing additional stems from ground level. The clusters of scented, light pink and white flowers opening from red buds through autumn and winter to early spring. 

Jill Raggett


Winter garden update 12.11.2016

Pics from last weekend - about three weeks in and everything but the brussel sprouts germinated!

need to thin out radishes (bottom left) 

garlic goin’ strong (bottom right)

Jacob’s cattle beans are BEASTS (center)

Snow peas haven’t grabbed hold of the strings and poles yet (top left)

Baby red mustard leaves taste like horseradish (top right)


Plant of the Day

Monday 13 February 2017

Perfect for the woodland garden, under deciduous shrubs or edging a deciduous hedge is Galanthus elwesii (snowdrop). This bulbous, early perennial is larger than Galanthus nivalis growing up to 30cm in height with broad, glaucous leaves and nodding, solitary white flowers. The plants grow best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer.

Jill Raggett