You can see in the photo a beautiful blue vase of a most unusual shrub, Ribes laurifolium Rosemoor form. This plant was unknown to me until last week when I saw it at Anglesey Abbey but in this form, with larger flowers and tidier growth, it is a choice selection – and it’s hermaphrodite so you can have berries with only one plant.
I know some of our members get up to some strange antics but releasing a TV aerial from the clutches of a clematis by cutting it off (the clematis, that is) whilst hanging out of an upstairs window could be judged unwise. Having liberated the aerial and captured the clematis, C. cirrhosa var balearica, she brought some of it along to add to our display.
A head of the early-flowering, pale pink Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ reminded us of all the many varieties that will flower throughout the spring.
We had Cyclamen coum in a variety of colours and a pot of Iris ‘Natasha’, a reticulata type, ice-blue, nearly white, with a yellow mark on the falls. Also in pots were three plants that need to be grown in a cold greenhouse.