and now with pics…

It’s OK to talk about plants but it’s even better to see them ! So here we go again :

Nandina domestica : green foliage with white flowers in May/June and then red berries from September till spring. We already have a Nandina (pink blush if I remember correctly), it  has a bit of history with us as we dug it out when we moved home from our previous garden some 5 years ago. Since then, it has grown very slowly, and blushing nicely and forcibly year after year. So I thought it would be a nice echo to it in the new hedge. Also there is something of a love story between us and bamboos. We have a nice hedge along the driveway, again specimens we dug out from our previous garden and others we purchased in a bamboo garden in the Pyrénées, or at garden centres in Belgium (they’re cheaper !). Finally Nandina’s common name is heaven bamboo, so again, a string woven between the different areas at Botanic Bay.

 

Nandina domestica and pink blush

Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ : a shrubby honeysuckle, semi evergreen, with a compact growth and white flowers with yellow stamens from December till March. I can wait to smell the wonderful fragrance it is famous for !

lonicera purpusii winter beauty

Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ : they call it Beauty Bush in England, and gets covered in soft pink bells in May and June.

kolkwitzia amabilis pink cloud

 

 

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Diane’ : it flowers abundantly in February. The flowers will be red with this specimen. And then in October the leaves turn a golden yellow orange shine.

witch hazel

 

 

So thats all for today, let’s hear from you about my choices : again I went mostly for winter interest !

Oct 28, 2011

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