Monday, 20 March 2017

Cardamines

Cardamine glanduligera
Cardamine glanduligera
In my estimation the best and showiest of the Eurasian species with rich purple flowers and deeply textured foliage.
Cardamine glanduligera
A vigorous spreader in a retentive soil in part shade, and probably a bit too vigorous with choice woodlanders, but a splendid groundcover among shrubs and larger woodland perennials.
1L pots ~ £6




Cardamine kitaibelii
Cardamine kitaibelii
A much more slender and less vigorous species than glanduligera needing a little more care to keep it, but not difficult once happy. The heads of nodding flowers make this one of the most graceful of the Cardamines. Very few.
1L pots ~ £6



Aesculus californica

Aesculus californica
This is a very large spreading shrub (or low spreading tree) and needs a lot of space - the flowers are fragrant, creamy or rosy white and held in solid ‘candles’. The foliage is neat and attractive and the bark is chalky white (especially good in winter after the leaves fall). 
Aesculus californicus
Given an open sunny well-drained site this will be one of the most magnificent woody plants we can grow. Hardly ever offered and I have no idea why it isn't better known. Young plants grown from conkers collected in California. 
5l pots ~ £21





Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sanguisorba applanata


Sanguisorba applanata
Not flowered here yet for some reason but an excellent foliage plant, reminiscent of a low spreading Melianthus or a giant Acaena. The flowers should be white bottle brushes, but are not the main reason for growing this plant. Suitable for any moist fertile soil in sun.
£6



Monday, 6 March 2017

Plant Fairs 2017


Great Comp
Great Comp Spring Fling 
Sunday 9th April
11am - 5pm,
Great Comp Garden,
Comp Lane,
Platt, Sevenoaks,
Kent,
TN15 8QS
01732 885094

AGS Wimborne Show (aka the Rocky Show formerly Summer Show South) 
Saturday May 27th 
9am - 4.40pm
Queen Elizabeth's School
Blandford Road
Wimborne Minster
Dorset
BH21 4DT
Dorset and Hampshire local groups host on behalf of the national AGS

Garden House Brighton
The Garden House Brighton
3rd June 2017
11am - 5pm
Bridgette & Deborah
The Garden House
5 Warleigh Road
Brighton
BN1 4NT
07788 668595 or 07729 037182
contact@gardenhousebrighton.co.uk

Sussex Prairies
Sussex Prairies Unusual Plant and Garden Fair
Saturday 3rd September
11am until 5pm
Morlands Farm,
Wheatsheaf Road (B2116), near Henfield,
West Sussex,
BN5 9AT
01273 495902

Others may be added later
Petworth
I am more than happy to bring along plants for you to pick up on the day if you let me know in advance. I may ask for prepayment if the plant is in short supply and likely to sell out.

Hope to see you there

Steve