The Prize!

Evert plant has its story, its background and its connections. At times it may be the most recent and most local which become attached and are most immediately significant for us but it is good to also recall those more historical. Osmanthus delavayi is the plant of the moment for me and its immediate relevance … Continue reading The Prize!

Paeonia ‘Derek Hill’

Many of us will grow the species tree paeonias P. delavayi and P. lutea var. ludlowii in our gardens. They are tough, easy and long-lived plants in the garden with deeply-cut attractive foliage as well as beautiful flowers each year. Both are shrubby plants, upright in habit, and need little care except the removal of … Continue reading Paeonia ‘Derek Hill’