OUR FIVE FAVOURITE PLANTS AT GRAVETYE THIS WEEK

Gravetye Manor can be considered one of the most historically influential gardens in the country, as it was once the home of pioneering Victorian gardener and writer William Robinson.

Our top five favourite plants in the gardens this week are:

chimonanthus praecox

Chimonanthus praecox

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Galanthus elwisii

daphne bholua

Daphne bholua

lonicera fragrantissima

Lonicera fragrantissima

erica carnea

Erica carnea

 

2 thoughts on “OUR FIVE FAVOURITE PLANTS AT GRAVETYE THIS WEEK

  1. Lonicera fragrantissima? Isn’t that an invasive exotic in that region? I have never seen it before. It really sounds appealing to me for the landscape, but I never needed to contend with any of the invasive exotic honeysuckles in the wild. They just do not naturalize here.

  2. My three Lonicera fragrantissima have grown with abandon over the last 14 years. They are huge and are hiding my septic tank. I have never seen any seeds or berries, nor have I seen any offspring anywhere on our 3 1/2 acre property. Maybe N. Carolina or my growing environment doesn’t lend toward the problem of invasiveness. However, the beautiful lemony fragrance of its small flower is lovely on a cold winter day; the birds love to hide among the branches; and the root system does a great job of controlling slope erosion. Pretty much a winner from my prospective.

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