One of the things about walking close to home is you see new things – this beautiful, white clematis, for example, growing almost in a heart shape around the entrance to a stone-built terraced house. Many a wedding venue would love to have a photo op like this! Continue reading “White Clematis Growing Around A Doorway”
1 – This drift of Erythronium ‘White Beauty’ is calling out for a collective noun. An exhortation of trout lilies? (as these seem to be encouraging me to get out into the sunshine and stop writing) or perhaps we need a water connection – a splash of trout lilies? The marbled foliage is enough to send me into raptures, as some of you may remember, so you can imagine my satisfaction when they are all topped with flowers.
2 – Honesty is at its prime in my neighbourhood. It’s one of my favourite biennials, my fascination dating back to childhood when I loved to wonder over its flat, translucent seed disks. Lunaria annua var. albiflora ‘Alba Variegata’ with the white edging on its heart shaped leaves is an unusual form. Continue reading “Six on Saturday From Arley Hall Gardens”
Crocus ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ produces relatively large blooms above slender leaves with a pronounced central stripe. The flowers are pure white with delicate purple veins and bold orange stamens, creating a wonderful pop in late winter / early spring. Continue reading “Crocus ‘Jeanne d’Arc’”
White roses (freshly picked double shrub roses, rambling roses and spray flowered ones) look wonderful combined with Lily of the valley in this sweetly scented bouquet. A scattering of rose buds makes it all the prettier.