Garden Portrait: a leaping hare

OCTOBER is the month to share your favourite gardens. (This month share with us what is special about your favourite garden. Why do you like it? When is it at its best? And how do we get there. Of course you may wish to share your own garden in which case unless you open it toContinue reading “Garden Portrait: a leaping hare”

Garden Portrait: Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden

OCTOBER is the month to share your favourite gardens. (This month share with us what is special about your favourite garden. Why do you like it? When is it at its best? And how do we get there. Of course you may wish to share your own garden in which case unless you open it toContinue reading “Garden Portrait: Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden”

garden photography: little lanterns

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) The Chilean Lantern Tree (Crinodendron hookerianum) is unsurprisingly a genus from Chile.  Crinodendron are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with leathery, dark green leaves andContinue reading “garden photography: little lanterns”

garden photography: covered in velvet

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) ‘Velvet-Sage’ (salvia-leucantha) is an evergreen subshrub to 1.2m in height, with narrowly lance-shaped leaves white beneath, and small white flowers with conspicuous downy purple clayces.Continue reading “garden photography: covered in velvet”

garden photography: in a spin

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla) is a species in the genus Aloe that is endemic to the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Drakensberg mountains. ItContinue reading “garden photography: in a spin”