End of month view, June 2016

There's no getting away from the fact that foliage has had a better time of it this month than flowers. Growth of just about everything has been prodigious, except for the things I've failed to protect from slugs, but flowering has been patchy. Foxgloves, mostly self sown pinks, a few planted whites, have been great…

Plant Profile: Camellia ‘Night Rider’

Camellia 'Night Rider' possesses the sort of qualities that would lead one to expect it to be massively popular, yet it is but rarely seen.   Raised in New Zealand by Os Blumhardt, its parents are C.'Ruby Bells' x C.'Kuro-tsubaki'. It first flowered in 1980. The flowers are dark red and the petals waxy textured.…