Gladiolus murielae is a plant that keeps changing its name – it used to be Acidanthera, then Gladiolus callianthus and now G. Murielae, but whatever its name it is a thing of loveliness. Somehow I didn’t get round to ordering any this year and thought I would be without them because they are not reliably hardy, so I was delighted that several have grown in the new border. I can only think that they were in the soil that was removed from another border during the landscaping and that they like their new sunny spot.
One for the Diary
Sat 05.04.2014 - Sun 06.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH
15th-16th & 22nd-23rd February Following the success of their wonderful autumn plant fairs, the team at Great Dixter have decided to add a spring fair... read more...
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...