Six on Saturday: Quex Park, Kent

This week’s Six on Saturday are from my visit to the gardens at Quex Park, Kent.

One – there are some fine trees at Quex Park, and I was bowled over by this hawthorn (Crataegus ‘Coccinea Plena’, also called Paul’s Double Scarlet).


Two – unfurling leaves and flowers on a copper beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea).


Three – This wonderful pagoda tree (Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’) appears to be on a zimmer frame.


Four – The walled garden at Quex yields a dual-purpose plant, both flower and vegetable – salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius). I noticed this growing wild at the roadsides in Kent, too.


Five – Something bright? You can’t beat an oriental poppy. This one was just unfurling.


Six – Something subtle? How about a favourite plant of mine, the giant deadnettle (Lamium orvala). Love it!


For more on my visit to Quex Park, see my Monday blog here on the Garden Visitor.

The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by The Propagator.  Click on the link to see what other plant lovers are chatting about.


7 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Quex Park, Kent

  1. Ah, I grow that hawthorn tree! It’s in bloom now also, but during the past couple of years it drops leaves early, suffering from a fungus. Dormant oil sprays have helped a bit, but we’re wondering if its more trouble than benefit…

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