Pershore Garden late April 2006
Of particular note in the European bed, pictured right , are the pulsatillas, new plantings of bulbs including Tulip ?Red Riding Hood?, Narcissus ?Jack Snipe? and the lovely Amelanchier lamarkii at the rear. The Fritillaria meleagris continue to do well and seed themselves around.
The woodland section of the garden has had a large planting of Erythronium species and hybrids including E. japonicum, E. ?Minnie HaHa? and E.?Joanna?. Trillium chloropetalum in various colour forms can be seen and are happily seeding themselves around. New plantings have been made for summer and autumn interest so please come back and have a look!
The hellebores have had their day but the Arum creticum is stunning at the moment.
- This is another part of the garden in transition. The saxifragas have mostly finished and make way for later flowering plants. Flowering well at the moment is Androsace laevigata.
A new planting of Anemone pavonina in a vivid cerise pink is very eye catching but it is the scrambling Clematis tenuiloba that has a quiet impact with its dangling blue flowers reminiscent of C.alpina.
The plants in the troughs are starting to bloom. Only one of the troughs has fritillarias growing in it and there is a nice little F.carica in bloom near Castilleja miniata which is just starting to show its red bracts.
As promised in the March article, the Sebaea thomassi is now in full flower.
The lewisias are also starting to bloom and there is the promise of flowers to come on the androsaces.
The androsaces here are a little further forward than those in the alpine house. Blooming at the moment is a plant labelled as A.chamaejasme but which is probably A. lehmanniana.
The stunning colour of Primula x pubescens 'Rufus' catches the eye with the iris in the foreground.
A wonderful bright red splash of colour greets you as you enter the garden - Anemone pavonina.
At the far corner of the bed, Paeonia cambessedesii is in full flower.
Please come and visit the garden in person if you can. If not, another view of the garden will arrive here next month.