Continuing the A to Z theme here are a few pictures of the "B's", I don't seem to have too many pictures of plants in this category so I will be moving swiftly on to the "C's".
|Berberis linearifolia 'Orange King' an evergreen variety. Striking with bright orange flowers against glossy evergreen leaves.|
|Bergenia 'Bressingham White'|
|Unknown Bergenia of Bergenia cordifolia type.|
|Berkheya purpurea - Ornamental thistle-like herbaceous plants from S.Africa. Known as the African Thistle.|
|Brunnera 'Jack Frost'|
|Brunnera 'Looking Glass'|
A very useful monotypic hardy perennial from the Caucasus which has been developed in recent times to provide a variety of foliage colour combinations although some varieties such as 'Blaukuppel' have green leaves and larger flowers than type. You do tend to get a bit fed up of people telling you that they are Forget-me-nots!
|Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'|
|Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold'|
I thought I would have a quick walk round the garden with the camera this morning under overcast skies so the results aren't sparkling. Here a few pictures of things which caught my eye.
|In the gloom Mahonia bealei 'Hivernant'.|
|Meconopsis walichii plants from seed last spring, the spacing may look wide but I have learned my lesson with Meconopsis, they need it.|
|The first Narcissi of the year.|
|Helleborus argutifolius. Why would you name a plant known as the Corsican Hellebore anything other than Helleborus corsicus?|
|I am especially delighted with this white frilled Hellebore, first time of flowering.|