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Campsidium valdivianum

South America to a south wall

Campsidium valdivianum is a weak woody climber with us, in its native Chile it grows to 15 metres. Found at low altitudes 500m – 2000m in interior valleys…

Rhododendron lanigerum - frozen blooms before sun

The Lanigerum legend

A story of beauty, tempestuous weather and tragedy. All in a season’s growth for an otherwise hardy stalwart of the living plant collection. Rhododendron lanigerum (see 2/2/2009 for…

Hacquetia epipactis

A diminutive delight

The family Umbelliferae is more frequently known for its large stature members. Hacquetia epipactis turns that view on its head. Found growing in woodland through Europe as a…

Iris histrioides

A sea of blue

The sun has been more in evidence during the past week. This has boosted the appearance of the spring bulbs. In the rock garden Iris histrioides has taken…

Primula vulgaris

Woodland floor to hedgerow; a selection of the best British natives for Easter

Primula vulgaris and its close relative the Cowslip, P. veris, are well known spring indicators. Spreading by seed and the scratching activity of mammals which inadvertently split clumps…

Saxifraga oppositifolia

Little and large

Rhododendron praevurnum is a huge evergreen species reaching 4 metres across and 3 metres high and is characterised by the distinctive blotch of wine-red colour on the inner…

Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis'

The colour of spring – Forsythia

This is a plant everyone is aware of – in the gardens of suburbia, filling borders in country gardens, competing well in mixed hedgerows, this bright yellow unruly…

Omphalodes cappadocica

After the excess of chocolate at Easter; Turkish delight

Our plant of Omphalodes cappadocica was collected as seed by the late Douglas Henderson, Regius Keeper of the Garden from 1970 until his retirement in 1987. The twelfth…

Cavendishia grandiflora

New life after a harsh winter

After the ravages of winter and the alternating low and rising temperatures, growth is now beginning to move on plants. In the borders, damage on overwintered growth is…

Magnolia sprengeri var elogata

Highlights: 26.3.07

M. campbellii: large pink flowers at the top of the tree, H10 M. ‘Charles Raffill’: an improved hybrid between M. campbellii and M. campbellii ssp mollicomata, F30 M….

Primula denticulata

Highlights: 23.3.07

Visitors to the Caledonian Horticultural Society Show at the caly hall this weekend will be interested in: Magnolia sprengeri var. elongata: seen from the road walking west past…

Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood'

Highlights: 19.3.07

Recommend the view to the Pentlands, with a dusting of snow and clear sky the hills stand out today Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’, D44 Mahonia polyodonta, SBEC collection,…

Highlights: 12.3.07

Rhododendron x praecox: various locations, will continue to bloom providing early morning sun occurs and there is no frost Rhododendron nobleanum, F05 Primula marginata, alpine wall  

Highlights: 9.3.07

Frog spawn present in the pond of the Demonstration Garden.

Camellia x williamsii 'Bow bells'

Highlights: 5.3.07

The Alpine House is full of bulbous blooms and other alpines of interest Camellia x williamsii ‘Bow Bells’: two plants in the borders of the Front Range, one…

Crocus michelsonii

Highlights: 1.3.07

Crocus cultivars at the East Ggate and on the slope down from the Terrace Café Camellia species from an AGS trip, R24 Prunus hirtipes, south-west quarter of the…