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Plants in the Garden: December

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Contribution from Jon Evans 12 December 2012, 21:57top / bottom of page
Epimedium pubigerum

And epimedium leaves. The ones with the best combination of autumn colour and frost were out of camera range from the path.

Epimedium pubigerum
Gaultheria species ?
Gaultheria species ?
Pieris japonica Prelude
Pieris japonica Prelude
Sand beds

Up towards the crevice garden now. The two sand beds have their winter covers on, to keep them dry, but I sure they don't keep the frost off in weather like this.

Sand beds
Arabis bryoides

In the crevice garden

Arabis bryoides
Saxifraga

I'm not sure quite what this was - I couldn't see a label - but possibly Sax. pubescens ?

Saxifraga
Unknown

Another plant I wasn't sure of from the crevices - possibly an Erysimum.

Unknown
Polygala chamaebuxus grandiflorus
Polygala chamaebuxus grandiflorus
Rhododendron Wren
Rhododendron Wren
Moraea polystachya

A quick detour into the alpine house, for warmth as much as anything. Even in mid December there was plenty of bloom, though the flowers which want warmth to open (e.g. Oxalis) were all closed.

Moraea polystachya
Massonia pustulata

One of Paul Cumbleton's specialities - looking magnificent.

Massonia pustulata
Petrocosmea rosettifolia

I was surprised to photograph this with white flowers - I am sure I have seen it on other occasions with pale blue flowers.

Petrocosmea rosettifolia
Cyclamen rohlfsianum

I was amazed by the wine-red backs of the leaves. Is this always true of this cyclamen, or is this a particularly fine specimen ?

Cyclamen rohlfsianum
Zelkova serrata

Walking down past the bonsai, I thought it was interesting to see the structure of this deciduous Japanese tree.

Zelkova serrata

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