Wintersweet, or more precisely Chimonanthus praecox, has an insignificant flower, making its impact with the sweetness of its perfume, carried well in the cold Welsh air.
This time the Acer griseum provides the colourful bark.
And the birch, Betula ermanii ‘Grayswood Hill’.
Rijnveldt’s Early Sensation was planted all over the extensive gardens and are truly one for the early garden.
Last year I very nearly bought the hellebore, ‘Penny’s Pink’. This year I wish I had.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Feuerzauber’, and the warm brightness of ‘Iwato’ through the sunlight.
Finally, as I draw an end to what amounts to a shopping list, a lovely fresh euphorbia, characias ‘Wulfenii’.