What a joy it is to be gardening again – I have been working the soil to remove weeds and liberate overgrown perennials by dividing and replanting, this is a great way to make more plants for the garden, for free! Continue reading
What a beautiful small tree this is for the garden, excellent for pollinators and birds – deep red berries held amongst beautiful deeply divided leaflets. I recently planted one in a rural garden border in Chesham – working with a client who has a deep connection to the surrounding nature her garden benefits from. Continue reading
Just finished working on a garden development project in Stevenage where I introduced new species into an otherwise monochrome new build garden, where builders thought nothing of the future of the garden.. Typically a dumping ground for building waste and solid orange clay. Continue reading
I first discovered this plant at Chelsea 2012 in Andy Sturgeon’s Show Garden and I remembered being blown away by its beauty with its pale colouring and prominent stamens in deep yellow. A must-have for the cottage garden in part shade or sun. I had the recent pleasure of visiting a local NGS garden where this plant featured, a real treat. Continue reading
I love this beautiful plant – a substantial evergreen with beautiful leaves that are wavy around the edges. Great choice for a sheltered garden in need of a backdrop plant that gives elegance across the seasons, the foliage contrasts beautifully with the dark coloured stems.
I had a large specimen in my London garden, sadly I had to leave it behind when I relocated to Hertfordshire, but I know it will go on for many years giving pleasure and shelter to the newer occupants.
Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Wrinkled Blue’
Other names: Tawhiwhi ‘Wrinkled Blue’, Kohuhu ‘Wrinkled Blue’, Pittosporum ‘Wrinkled Blue’
Variety or Cultivar: ‘Wrinkled Blue’ _ ‘Wrinkled Blue’ is a neat, oblong evergreen shrub with silver-blue, wavy edge foliage on dark stems.
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Wrinkled Blue’ is: Evergreen
Flower: Insignificant or absent in Summer
Foliage: Blue, Silvery-grey in All seasons
Habit: Bushy, Rounded
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