However he is tempted, the gardener should never claim “there’s never been a winter like this one”. Every one is unique, with highs and lows and perhaps wild swings from the average, but there’s something unusual and much that is typical in every season. The one that is now thankfully past was very typical, with […]
A noticeable, fine web may be present on your Palo Verde trees (Parkinsonia spp.) and even from time to time on the Whitethorn Acacia (Vachellia constricta syn. Acacia constricta). This “webbing” is produced by the Palo Verde webworms often called Palo Verde webbers. The webworm is a small caterpillar that feeds on the leaves and occasionally the bark […]
Agnes the garden gargoyle is looking rather miffed with the snow building up around her. I think she’s giving me the stink eye each time I look at her in her winter garb, undoubtedly trying to tell me that she’s more a fan of daylilies and peonies than snow. Poor girl’s going to be perturbed for several more weeks I’m afraid.
November in the south of Australia means the arrival of long awaited peony blooms in florists and cool climate gardens. It is one of our favourite times of the year when peonies and roses are both in bloom! we are always on the hunt for beautiful open gardens and flower farms so when we came…
My first daffy of 2018.
Kew Gardens’ Temperate House restored – in pictures