Thursday, 20 May 2010

Fairy Foxglove




Erinus alpinus, the Fairy Foxglove, is in full flower now on the walls of the old kitchen garden at Colesbourne Park. It is the only indication left of the once famous collection of alpine plants grown by Henry John Elwes, evading competition by escaping into the mortar of the walls.

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  1. This is wonderful - I have often seen them on my visits to older gardens, and vowed to get some for my oldish walls, only to forget the minute I get home - I have seen a white one too.

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