6th to 16th April 2020

April 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Journal of the Plague Year

Part 3

Too much to squeeze in for there to be much commentary. Just enjoy the colours, the forms and the glory of what a garden can do for the soul...

Erythroniums. Grow in large shallow bowl, semi-shade. Wonderful.

Over-the-top primrose!

Hardy geranium

The wonderful perennial honesty [not to be confused with the common biennial honesty.] This one is powerfully scented and makes a large clump.

Clematis on the arbour in the perennial garden.

Strange plant. Name lost.


Exochorda macrantha 'The Bride'

This is Camellia 'Ruby Wedding'. It was a gift. You'll never guess when!

Biennial honesty

A shade loving daphne just catching the late afternoon sunshine. Variety of daphne odora.

More erythroniums!

Our fritillarias at their best.

A rare allium our son gave us. I can't remember the name. There'll be a name label buried with the plant but I'm loathe to disturb it. Only had it since last summer.

Ornamental pear. Small tree. Thorny.

Apple blossom

Prunus amanogawa - compact fastigiate tree.

Japanese cherry

Zantedeschia. Just outside the house. Survives the winter but usually suffers some damage.




Crinodendron hookerianum from Chile. Will flower properly later but I like the buds too. Like little lanterns.

Coral bark maple.


Bleeding heart

White comfrey

Hosta June'

Jeffersonia. Unusual leaves.

Schizostylis or Kaffir lily.

Veratrum: large ribbed leaves. Flowers later.



Pittosporum flowers are tiny. You probably wouldn't notice them.


Hosta 'Sagae'

And a white corydalis.

More next time...

...assuming lockdown continues...

Take care!











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