What the Gardening students did next

Here’s another set of contributions from my students.  They’re really getting the hang of this now.  :~))

The first gardener sent this picture of a visit to the Japanese Kyoto garden at Holland Park.  Beautiful.

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He also sent me a picture of his favourite rhododendron.  It’s about 25 feet tall, and full of flowers.

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Our second gardener sent a picture of a lovely white broom in her garden that can’t fail to please.

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The rest of these images are from our third gardener, showcasing a few of her lovely plants.

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This is the striking Heuchera ‘Marmalade’, in front of a pretty Iris.

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Here’s what I’ve always called Smilacina racemosa, or False Spikenard, but is now called Maianthemum racemosum.  Whatever you call it, the fragrance is something not to be missed.

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This is a pretty self-sown seedling from the long-spurred Aquilegia ‘Yellow Star’.

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And finally, a biennial that isn’t seen often enough.  Like a good German wine, you just keep adding bits onto the name, until you get to Lunaria annua alba ‘Variegata’.  It’s white variegated Honesty to you and me.  It starts off a rather drab green, but in early spring, the new foliage is strikingly variegated with pure white, emphasising the white flowers.  And then the seed pods turn into those silvery, papery, moon-shaped discs.  I love it, but so do the rabbits, so I’ll enjoy hers, instead.

I still have some of their images left to show, but tomorrow it’s my turn for Six on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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