Tag: Tropaeolum

Review of the Year – 2018

Following on from a Met Office decreed White Christmas in 2017, Edinburgh had a day of snow and then Storm Dylan blew through on the 31st. Fortuitously, the…

Liriodendron tulipifera foliage following heavy rain. Photo by Tony Garn

Torrential rain and twisted leaves

Much needed rain fell during the past week. After a prolonged dry period the soil bakes and ideally gentle rain is needed to allow rainwater to absorb into…

Hypericum forrestii and Tropaeolum speciosum

Continents collude

This eye catching combination of colour is a cross continent collusion. The shrubby support is Hypericum forrestii and the scrambler; Tropaeolum speciosum. This combination would not occur without…

Dryas drummondii

Highlights: 3.7.07

Tropaeolum speciosum “Chilean Flame Flower”, a scrambling climber covered in red flowers, growing through the woody planting west of the Fern & Fossils Glasshouse exit. Also found colonising…