October 3rd, 2011

garden journal

Garden News

Another golden day though not as warm as yesterday. Annuals and half-hardies are having a prolonged life but here’s a plant which should be flowering now.

It’s Saxifraga fortunei ‘Blackberry and Apple Pie’. I was delighted to find it at the garden centre a couple of weeks ago. This garden is much sunnier than my old one but there is some shade under shrubs where the saxifrage fits perfectly. The leaves are glossy green on top and dark red underneath. The flowers are variously described as white or ‘biscuit-coloured’, whatever that means. This one is almost green and so dainty.
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