Bouvardia longifolia PinkEncouraged by warmer weather and a couple of showery days (no real rain) we have seen new spring foliage and flowers start to erupt throughout the garden.
Newly added plants include Bouvardia longifolia "Daphne" series in pinks, white and also in red. These were placed in a sheltered position below the verandah.
A collection of Iochroma being held over winter were planted out in a redeveloped area near the drive, shaded by a very large Tabebuia chrysotrica and Cassia fistula. Iochroma include "Wine Red" I. warweszekii and other varieties.
Juvenile specimens of Forsythia viridissima, Viburnum suspensum, Viburnum opulus and Kolkwitzia amabilis have survived the winter and are producing their spring foliage or flowers. At last we have flowers coming on Hippeastrum papilio and a well established group of Smow Poppy Eucomis.
Our car garage, being immediately on the left when entering the garden has been made over by being lined and with the addition of fancy cornices and columns to compliment the garden all around it. The Cardinal creeper Ipomoea horsfallii has been preserved and the Honeysuckle which once dominated will be kept low.