Camellias blooming well


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In spite of the hard winter our camellia shrubs have held on to their flower buds and are putting on a magnificent display. I guess it is a matter of timing as in much milder winters gone by a late frost has caused many of the buds to drop off. I have two camellia bushes…

The fuchsia is in flower

I have had my fuchsia┬áplant for many years and it never fails to perform. It also stays the same size which is great. Each autumn the foliage dies off and I cut it back to ground level. The next spring the cycle starts again and we get a beautiful, long lasting display of bright red/mauve…

In praise of the rhododendron

The rhododendron is a wonderful plant for the idle gardener. Once it is established it does not need any special attention and produces an abundant show of flowers each year. My rhododendrons are in full bloom at the moment and are a wonderful sight. The huge flowers are magnificent, especially when viewed close up. Here…