Sunday, 25 April 2010

A soft morning at Knightshayes

Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana; Rhododendron (labelled as johnstoneanum but I am doubtful of this) with Erythronium californicum; Erythronium californicum; Cyclamen repandum; woodland garden, Knightshayes.

After a couple of weeks of bright but chilly weather, with north-easterly winds, the Atlantic has reasserted itself and warmer westerlies are now flowing across the British Isles, bringing the first rain for a long time. We encountered it this morning at Knightshayes Court, Devon, where intermittent pulses of light rain came through as we enjoyed the combination of naturalised bulbs under a great diversity of woody plants. It is a pleasure to see a great woodland garden on acidic ground that is not dominated by rhododendrons!

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