A Sarcococca Selection

A Sarcococca Selection

Among the contributions to the display at our meeting in January were some winter-flowering shrubs with, of course, lovely perfume. Two of them were different species of sarcococca. (more…)

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

It’s Chinese new year and festivities have started to mark the occasion. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ is here to join the celebration. (more…)

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

To mark the HPS Kent group’s 30th Anniversary in 2018 we asked our members to vote for their personal Top 5 plants. (more…)

A tiny treasure

A tiny treasure

And so we come to Number 1. The plant that has been chosen by more members than any other to be in their Top 5 ‘Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’ is – Cyclamen coum. (more…)

Sweet daphne

Sweet daphne

It is February and I am visiting the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The sun is shining (more…)

a giant of a grass

a giant of a grass

Stipa gigantea, commonly known as golden oats, is in the family Poaceae. It is the largest stipa but, by no means, a giant grass. (more…)

Growing together

Growing together

The plant we have known for a long time as Aster ‘Little Carlow’ is a beautiful thing. (more…)