A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Late Summer in the Garden

Gentian asclepiadea

The brilliant blue Gentian asclepiadea is in flower throughout the garden.  They are late flowering this year.  It is a clump forming herbaceous perennial and  has naturalised in the garden.  The only place it has done so in the UK.  It's common name is the willow gentian.
Aesculus parviflora

Aesculus parviflora (dwarf horse chestnut) is in flower and will be followed by good autumn colour.  It is a deciduous, suckering shrub from the South Eastern US.
Hydrangea Preziosa

Hydrangea Preziosa adds colour to the late summer.  It flowers rose pink turning to reddish-purple with age, followed by autumn colour.

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