Updates: Moving On

It’s been a while since I last posted so this post will be a general update. I finished working at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens at the end of August. Following this I moved to Edinburgh to study at the RBGE. The next four years will be spent on a degree.

I hoped to continue blogging but was caught out by the workload of my first term. I guess a appropriate new years resolution would be to blog more. This really should be the case. I’m currently on break from my studies and staying at Great Dixter. After this I’m heading to the USA. Both locations should provide plenty to photograph and share.

Over the next few weeks I will update my blog information and share more posts.

Above: Hydrangea quercifolia at Great Dixter

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Astrantia major subsp. involucrata ‘Shaggy’

Astrantia major subsp. involucrata ‘Shaggy’ is a real winner, especially in Northern England. This species grows best in a damp, sunny spot. Blooming begins in June and continues well into October. The cultivar ‘Shaggy’ has notably larger flowers than others. These are produced plentifully throughout the blooming months.

Today I took some photos of Astrantia major subsp. involucrata ‘Shaggy’ in the garden. This plant is only a year old and is already providing a strong display. The photos are below, including a nice macro bee shot 👌