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How do you grow Forsythia? Come the spring and you will probably notice that every man and his dog is growing a forsythia in the front garden, and when you think about it it's not really surprising. They are one of the first of the truly ornamental flowering shrubs to come into flower in the spring and they do so with a huge abundance of showy blooms. So long as you like yellow, you may have purchased a dream come true. Unfortunately their omnipresence tends to lose their shine, but i...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gardening, UK, Bruce Forsyth, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, William Forsyth, Forsythia


  How much light does a Ficus lyrata need? As a houseplant, Ficus lyrata has been on sale in our garden centres for a least forty years now yet they have recently been the subject of a huge surge in interest from house plant growers. Considered by many as the 'King of Houseplants', Ficus lyrata - commonly known s the fiddle-leafed fig, is undoubtedly an impressive, architectural specimen. While it indeed has exotic characteristics, does it then mean that it requires exotic environmenta...
Tags: Gardening, Africa, Elastica, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Kim Starr, Parque Botánico de Maspalomas Gran Canaria Date, Krzysztof Ziarnek


How to grow Abelia schumannii First named in 1911 as Abelia longituba by German botanist Carl Otto Robert Peter Paul Graebner (1871–1933), but then later recognised as a species by fellow German horticulturist and taxonomist Alfred Rehder,(1863-1949), Abelia schumannii has had its fair share of name changes. Commonly known as the Schumann abelia, the species name honours the German botanist Karl Moritz Schumann (1851-1904) - curator of the Botanisches Museum in Berlin-Dahlem from 1880 un...
Tags: Gardening, Usa, China, Wilson, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Abelia, Arnold Arboretum, Ernest Wilson, Award of Garden Merit AGM, Carl Otto Robert Peter Paul Graebner, Alfred Rehder, Karl Moritz Schumann, Berlin Dahlem

Deer cull at RHS Garden Bridgewater: 'Mistakes were made', admits charity

The Royal Horticultural Society says it regrets its decision to cull nine roe deer.
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Deer cull at RHS Garden Bridgewater: 'Mistakes were made'

The Royal Horticultural Society regrets its decision to cull nine roe deer, a statement says.
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Deer cull at RHS Garden Bridgewater met with 'horror and sadness'

The Royal Horticultural Society said it was not possible to relocate the deer due to Covid-19.
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Abelia chinensis  Abelia chinensis is believed to be the first species within the genus to be described. The genus name commemorates Dr Clarke-Abel, surgeon to the celebrated Amherst mission to China in 1816. Dr Clarke-Abel acquired seeds of the species, but lost them along with his other collections when the HMS Alceste was shipwrecked off the island of Lee-Chew (modern day Okinawa). Fortunately, he had given a plant to a friend, though it was another 26 years before the abelia was bro...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, China, Amherst, China Taiwan, Okinawa, ROBERT BROWN, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Abelia, Clarke Abel, Lee Chew, Interior of Chinathe


HOW TO GROW ABIES BRACTEATA Commonly known as the 'Santa Lucia fir' or 'Bristlecone fir', Abies bracteata is a rare, evergreen tree, and arguably one of the most outstanding and beautiful of all species within the genus. Native to the central coast of California, USA, it was first described and named for western science as Pinus venusta in 1836 by Scottish botanist David Douglas (1799–1834). It was then reclassified and renamed several times before being given its current accepted name b...
Tags: Gardening, Iucn, Cornish, Santa Lucia Mountains, California USA, Santa Lucia, Royal Horticultural Society, David Douglas, Simon Eade, William Lobb, David don, Santa Susana Mountains Abies


The 'Colorado White Fir' - Abies concolor Commonly known as the 'Colorado White Fir', Abies concolor is a medium to large evergreen coniferous tree native to the mountains of western North America. Introduced to English gardens in 1873, it was discovered by William Lobb on his expedition to California of 1849–1853, and originally named Picea concolor by botanist George Gordon (1801–1893). Its current accepted name was given by English botanist and orchidologist John Lindley (1799–1865)....
Tags: Gardening, California, North America, George Gordon, Picea, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, William Lobb, John Lindley, Colorado White Fir Abies

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I captured that from the front page of the Times of London. Here's the article:"Keith Weed shoots to top of gardening world/The aptly named new president of the Royal Horticultural Society has big ambitions." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Headlines, Law, Royal Horticultural Society, Ann Althouse, Keith Weed, Times of London Here


Abutilon megapotamicum 'Variegatum' Arguably the most ornamental of all Abutilon species and selected cultivars, Abutilon megapotamicum 'Variegatum' is stunning yellow-mottled leaf form of the popular trailing abutilon, with slender, arching shoots. . The original species is a native to Brazil and was introduced to English gardens in 1804. Unfortunately there is little information on the introduction of the 'Variegatum' cultivar.Despite its subtropical origins Abutilon megapotamicum 'Va...
Tags: Gardening, United Kingdom, Brazil, Royal Horticultural Society, John Innes, Simon Eade, Variegatum, Garden Merit, Abutilon, Abutilon megapotamicum Variegatum, ABUTILON KENTISH BELLE


Aeonium arboretum 'Zwartkop' If you are looking to add drama into the garden then you will be hard pressed to find a plant that can compete with stunning Aeonium arboretum 'Zwartkop'. It is a clump-forming evergreen succulent with a shrubby habit and noted for it rosettes of succulent, deep blackish-purple leaves, and large panicles of small, starry, bright yellow flowers. Commonly known as the tree aeonium or tree houseleek, the type species is a native to the hillsides of the Canary Isl...
Tags: Gardening, Canary Islands, Royal Horticultural Society, John Innes, Simon Eade, Zwartkop


Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' is a popular, hardy, evergreen shrub, noted for its robust constitution and ornamental foliage. The type species was first brought the attention of European gardens by German botanist and nurseryman John Graefer (1746–1802), gardener to the King of Naples at the Palace of Caserta. Incidentally, Graefer was previously a pupil of the celebrated English botanist Philip Miller, chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, ...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, Naples, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Carl Linnaeus, Philip Miller, Carl Peter Thunberg, Aucuba, Crotonifolia Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia, John Graefer, Caserta Incidentally Graefer, Chelsea Physic Garden London, Crotonifolia


Aconitum napellus - Monkshood Commonly known as 'Monkshood' in reference to the shape of its unusual blooms, Aconitum napellus is a hardy, herbaceous perennial plant, and a popular, although some may say misguided, choice for the garden. The reason why it can be misguided is because all parts of this rather beautiful plant are poisonous, deadly even to those particularly sensitive to the aconitine toxin, hence its other common name of 'Wolfsbane'.Native to western and central Europe, Ac...
Tags: Gardening, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike, Garden Merit, Monkshood, Jean Pol GRANDMONT

Superb Wine Chaser–The Gaura-Oenothera Connection

Collage by Mary Vaananen Mary Vaananen returns for her latest Guest Rant with some thoughts on the varying ways plants are anointed with their names. I am fascinated by the stories around the naming of plants. How is it that humans have come to know and name plants? From the beginning, we had a relationship with the natural world…a very deep relationship considering that we relied on plants for sustenance, shelter, and medicine …for our very lives. We could not live without them therefore we ...
Tags: Gardening, Texas, Germany, Harvard, United States, Louisiana, Louisville, Ferdinand, Lakota, CC BY SA, Royal Horticultural Society, Engelmann, Darling, Taber, Monterey California, It's the Plants


Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madam Galen' Commonly known as the 'Trumpet Creeper', Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madam Galen' is arguably the hardiest and most attractive of all species and cultivars within the Campsis genus. It is a selected cultivar of the hybrid Campsis grandiflora x Campsis radicans which first entered cultivation in 1889. The hybrid name 'tagliabuana' commemorates the 19th-century Italian nurseryman, Carlo Ausonio Tagliabue. Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madam Galen' Camps...
Tags: Gardening, Galen, Royal Horticultural Society, John Innes, Simon Eade, Madam Galen, Trumpet Creeper Campsis, Campsis, Carlo Ausonio Tagliabue Campsis, Galen Campsis, TAGLIABUANA Madame Galen


Buddleja globosa Commonly known as the 'Orange Ball Buddleja', Buddleja globosa is a deciduous ornamental shrub noted for its deep-yellow to orange blooms. native to both dry and moist forests of the Andes in Peru, Chile and Argentina. It has a long history of cultivation, first introduced to British gardeners by the firm of Kennedy and Lee (two families of prominent Scottish nurserymen at the Vineyard Nursery in Hammersmith, west of London) in 1774. It was subsequently described and na...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, London, Argentina, Kennedy, Hammersmith, Andes, Lee, Peru Chile, Buddleja, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Orange Ball Buddleja Buddleja, Vineyard Nursery, John Hope


Weigela florida Originally classified as Weigela rosea by English botanist John Lindley (1799 – 1865), Weigela florida was the first species within the genus to be collected for Western gardens. Names in honour of German scientist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748 – 1831), it was first discovered for western science by Scottish plant hunter Robert Fortune (1812 – 1880) who sent back the first specimens to England in 1845. It was renamed as Weigela rosea by Russian-German botanist Alexan...
Tags: Gardening, Florida, England, China Korea, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, John Lindley, Robert Fortune, Link Removed, Christian Ehrenfried Weigel, Alexander Georg von Bunge, Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Weigela florida Native, Manchuria Weigela florida


Hylotelephium spectabile Although correctly classified as Hylotelephium spectabile, Sedum spectabile, is a gorgeous ornamental herbaceous plant native to China and Korea and often grown as drought-tolerant groundcover. It goes by the genus common name of stonecrop, a reference to their habit of growing on rocks or stony ledges. Close up of Hylotelephium spectabile blooms Under favourable conditions you can expect Sedum spectabile to achieve a height of approximately 40 cm  tal...
Tags: Gardening, China, Korea, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade

NICOTIANA SYLVESTRIS - The Flowering Tobacco plant

Nicotiana sylvestris - the flowering tobacco plant Nicotiana sylvestris is an imposing yet stunning flowering half-hardy annual, and is believed to be one of the parents of Nicotiana tabacum, the plant used in modern tobacco production. Nicotiana tabacum does not exists in the wild and is only found in cultivation. Nicotiana sylvestris - botanical illustration Native to Argentina, Nicotiana sylvestris is a leafy plant which can grow up to  5 ft tall. Its stout stems carry ly...
Tags: Gardening, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Link Removed, Argentina Nicotiana, Jean Nicot

BULLEY'S PRIMROSE - Primula bulleyana

Bulley's primrose - Primula bulleyana Bulley's primrose - Primula bulleyana is an absolutely gorgeous species of semi-evergreen perennial from the Primulaceae family. Native to the Yunnan province in China, it was first introduced to European gardeners by George Forrest in 1906. Forrest named this new species of primula after Arthur K Bulley, a cotton broker from Liverpool and a keen amateur gardener who was the first to sponsor Forrest on his many plant hunting expeditions to China. Bu...
Tags: Gardening, UK, China, Liverpool, Eric, Forrest, CC BY SA, Yunnan, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Link Removed, George Forrest, Arthur K Bulley, China Bulley, Bees Ltd

THE ORCHID PRIMULA - Primula vialii

The Orchid primula - Primula vialii The orchid primula is arguably one of the most delicate and beautiful of all the primula species. Native to the Chinese regions of north-west Yunnan and south-west Szechwan this distinctive species differs from many of it relatives because of its highly ornamental, compound flower spike.Primula vialii was first brought to the attention of European gardeners after its discovery by the well-known Scottish plant hunter George Forrest (1873-1932). It was or...
Tags: Gardening, Forrest, Royal Horticultural Society, Litton, Primula, Simon Eade, Link Removed, George Forrest, north west Yunnan, Père Delavay, KENPEI CC BY SA


Rhododendron sinogrande and me Rhododendron sinogrande is a broadleaved, evergreen native to Southwestern China, Tibet and upper Myanmar. It is an understory tree (or large shrub) usually confined to coniferous forests in alpine regions. It was discovered and introduced to western science by renowned plant hunter George Forrest in 1931, but formally named and described by Scottish botanists Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour (1853 – 1922) and Sir William Wright Smith (1875 – 1956). Rhodod...
Tags: Gardening, Myanmar, Royal Horticultural Society, Linked, No Rank, Rhododendron, Simon Eade, Eaden, Isaac Bayley Balfour, George Forrest, Southwestern China Tibet, William Wright Smith


Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' is one of those great all-round garden plants. It was named and first described by the Paris based, French botanist Élie-Abel Carrière (1818 – 1896). It is a popular garden plants with will provide a gorgeous backdrop of evergreen foliage along with long lasting ornamental buds and blooms. Skimmia japonica is diecious meaning that male and females appear on different plants. Rubella is a male form meaning that it will not produce the r...
Tags: Asia, Gardening, Japan, England, Paris, Japan China, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Link Removed, Élie Abel Carrière


Skimmia reevesiana Skimmia reevesiana is a gorgeous and highly ornamental dwarf, evergreen shrub native to South China and Southeast Asia. It was first discovered and described for western science in 1848 by Scottish botanist, and well-known plant hunter Robert Fortune (1812 – 1880). He found it in a Shanghai nursery, where it was the rarest and most prized of the owner’s possessions. The plant had originally been collected from the Hwang Shan, a mountain some 250 miles to the south-wes...
Tags: Gardening, Southeast Asia, Shanghai, Robert, South China, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Garden Merit, Link Removed, Hwang Shan, Sunningdale Surrey


Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame' Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame' is a popular ornamental foliage and flowering garden plant. The original species is a native to the wetland habitats of Japan, China, and Korea, while the 'Goldflame' cultivar is a selected form developed in America, entering general production in the early 1970s. Botanical illustration of Spiraea japonica  It is a small, compact deciduous shrub which under favourable conditions can be expected to reach an approximate h...
Tags: Gardening, America, Korea, Japan China, Royal Horticultural Society, Simon Eade, Link Removed, Spiraea japonica Goldflame, Goldflame


Eucryphia cordifolia in bloom Commonly known as the 'Ulmo', Eucryphia cordifolia is an extremely attractive evergreen shrub, although under favourable conditions form a broad columnar tree. Native to both Argentina and Chile, its native habitat stretches along the Andean Mountains, the longest continental mountain range in the world. It was introduced to western science in 1851, and first named and described by leading Spanish taxonomic botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (1745 – 1804). ...
Tags: Gardening, Chile, Argentina, Andean Mountains, Royal Horticultural Society, Rose of Sharon, Simon Eade, EUCRYPHIA CORDIFOLIA, Antonio José Cavanilles, Franz Xaver


Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird' Previously classified as Hydrangea acuminata 'Bluebird', Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird' is a small robust, ornamental garden plant with stout shoots and abruptly acuminate leaves (hence its precious species name). It is a hardy, deciduous shrub whose species is native to the mountainous regions of Korea and Japan. It has dark green, serrated, ovate leaves which can be up to 6 inches long. They also provide an element of autumn colour by turning red when leading ...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, Korea, Royal Horticultural Society, Hydrangea, Simon Eade, Link Removed, HYDRANGEA SERRATA Bluebird, Award of Garden Merit AGM


Hydrangea sargentiana  Commonly known as the 'Bigleaf Hydrangea' or 'Sargent's Hydrangea', Hydrangea sargentiana (correctly classified as Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana) is a upright medium-sized deciduous shrub of open habit. Native to China. it was introduced to western science in 1908 by E. H. Wilson (1876-1930) from a plant collecting trip on behalf of the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts. . The species name is in honour of Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), director...
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Hydrangea petiolaris Perhaps more commonly known as the Japanese climbing hydrangea, Hydrangea petiolaris is a vigorous woody, deciduous plant native to the woodlands of Japan, the Korean peninsula, and Sakhalin island in the Russian Far East. It was originally named Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris by German botanists Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini. They subsequently renamed it to the simpler Hydrangea petiolaris which remains with us today. It was ...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, Russian Far East, Royal Horticultural Society, Hydrangea, Simon Eade, Sakhalin, Link Removed, Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini