"Excitement around every corner
- a true gardeners delight" C.Sanders, Hampshire
Every week, the large urn by the entrance to the Visitor Centre is changed and whilst attention is paid to colour combination and general aesthetic composition, the main emphasis is to bring whats looking good in the garden, inside.
Soft pink, pale yellow and grey blend easily together..so this week I have used some of the palest pink (almost white) Camellias Camellia japonica Nuccios Pearl, which has to be one of the most beautiful of them all. The flowers are predominantly white with the most delicate shading of pink at the edges, and the shape, an elegant formal double. There are two types of Hellebore in this arrangement; Helleborus corsicus with large bowl-shaped apple-green flowers that appear in late winter and spring and Helleborus x hybridus that have gorgeous smoky purple flowers.The Skimmia Kew Green grows by the Gunnera Fountain and patiently bears its buds all winter until the greenish yellow flowers burst open in spring. Finally, a handsome foliage plant to offset the flower colours; easily mistaken for a Pittosporum - Olearia paniculata growing on Camellia Walk has sage green wavy edged leaves with felty undersides