Flowers on Friday

Amomyrtus Luma This large evergreen shrub can grow to 20 feet (6m) so not one for a small garden. In spring it produces abundant clusters of creamy-yellow flowers and both they and the foliage are scented. It usually flowers in May, but in some years can flower in March. These were seen in March hereContinue reading “Flowers on Friday”

Macro Monday #92

(click to enlarge to full size) This pretty shrub was covered in flowers in early June (Bonython Garden) I think it is┬áHalesia carolina (Snowdrop tree or Carolina Silverbell), but I don’t think I have seen one before. It is so pretty. Originating from south-eastern USA it is a hardy tall shrub/small tree.┬áThe spreading branches areContinue reading “Macro Monday #92”

Plant Portrait

Genus Ipheion (starflower, spring starflower) are small bulbous perennials with onion-scented, narrowly strap-shaped leaves and sweet-scented star-shaped flowers in late winter and spring. These started flowering later than the accompanying blue muscari, but together they make a wonderful sight. As they are all planted in shallow terracotta pots they can be moved around the garden,Continue reading “Plant Portrait”

Macro Monday #72

(click to enlarge to full size) This double white camellia has been with me since Ludlow. When we moved two years ago it was covered in flowers, but last year only had two. During last summer I watered and fed it and gave it a mulch of fresh Ericaceous compost and in the autumn budsContinue reading “Macro Monday #72”