Erodium x kolbianum 'Natasha' is a favourite of mine - and a fine name to say out loud. I first came across it when working in an Alpine nursery and was hooked; pretty, veined flowers with two dark patches, raised on tall, delicate stems above a small mound of glaucous, finely cut foliage. Not a … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 17
Still got plenty of ... ... to collect. So have to spend a lot of time over at the ... ... trying to make more space. But whenever I do a local busy body ... ... turns up. Uninvited. Getting in the way, making a nuisance of himself. Turning the compost had exposed a wriggly … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 16
Mahonia isn't the prettiest shrub in the land. Indeed, when I've speared my fingers for the umpteenth time on it's dead leaves, I tend to be even more dismissive of it's charms.An easy and effective way to prettify it, is to do as I do and nick an idea from someone else.At Great Dixter they … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 15
Tired, bedraggled, wet and past it's prime. But hey - that's enough about me. Here's Gaura lindheimeri.
At the back of the Priory, in a corner formed by two walls, is a manhole cover. Not a thing of great beauty - it's not like it's a 16th century manhole cover. But what it is, is an excuse to bring out some of my cacti and succulents from the greenhouse and give them … Continue reading Priory Picture Post # 13