Who would look dangerously up at planets that might look safely down at plants?
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Pure white Papaver somniferum flowering in the new gravel garden, from seed kindly provided by Sibylle Kreutzberger, sown in May. They look spectacular floating above the other plants and surrounded by grasses. I don't know of any purer white flower.
A personal view of the world of horticulture and plants by a gardening botanist and author, living in Settrington, North Yorkshire, and working as Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum, a partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Castle Howard.
'Snowdrops, A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus' Available from Griffin Press
'New Trees, Recent Introductions to Cultivation' Available from all good booksellers.