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.