A nudist for Christmas

It may be common as muck, but winter jasmine,┬ájasminum nudiflorum, is very welcome at this time of year. Not only does it flower in mid winter, but the bright yellow of its blooms brighten what can be a very gloomy time of year. A native of China, this is strictly speaking a lax shrub growing […]

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Algerian iris

November is not a great time of year. The weather closes in, the days are getting shorter, and we are bombarded with Christmas adverts (the first one I saw this year was in June!!). So anything that ventures into flower just now is extremely welcome. Iris unguicularis (formely known as I. stylosa) hails from Algeria […]

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