Every spring, almost like a tradition we head down to Beeches Nursery to check their beautiful plants on offer. And year in and year out they never disappoint.
|This sign of theirs along the pathway towards the entrance made me grin from ear to ear. Any gardener of precious plants would understand!|
|A glimpse of their display planting by the entrance|
|Podophyllums and Peltoboykinias|
|Tiarellas, Tricyrtis, and Thalictrums|
|More Veratrums you can shake a stick at|
|Ohh what's this???|
|New from them this year, Eryngium agavifolium Giant Form. Supposedly grows fifty percent bigger than the usual form. Compare the growth rate between the usual form on the left and giant form on the right, same age. Very promising!|
|Different forms of the hardy Impatiens omeiana|
|Alstroemeria 'Rhubarb and Custard'|
|What's this exotic looking spiky thing? A form of English Holly! Ilex aquifolium 'Crassifolia'|
|Astelia 'Silver Shadow'|
|The colour of this tree is very bright and striking, great for winter interest in the garden. Fought it difficult to capture on camera the intensity of the colour though - Tilia cordata 'Winter Orange'|
|Fatsia polycarpa 'Tregye Form' (synonymous with Edward Needham Form and Needham's Lace)|
|Polygonatum x hybridum 'Welsh Gold'|
|Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Wilsonii'|
So we came home with a bootful, with the back of our car looking more like we came back from a week in Cornwall rather than just a couple of hours on the opposite side of it.
Some of our purchases were as follows:
|Aristolochia manshuriensis - one of the few hardy Dutchman's Pipe|
|Eryngium agavifolium Giant Form - I just got to have them! They were joking that we ought to put them back as they were no longer for sale but too late...|
|Actinidia deliciosa 'Tomura'|
|Paulownia kawakamii - which I personally refer to as the Sticky leaf Foxglove Tree|
A summer trip is looming!