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


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Flowers in December

I can always find a dozen plants in flower in the garden on Christmas Day but was surprised to find many of them already in flower this year.

A very early primrose enjoying the warmth.

Rhododendron Yellow Hammer, a hybrid rhododendron which delights throughout the year. 

A number of other rhododenrons also have a smattering of flower.

Mahonia japonica, the Japanese Mahonia, beautifully fragranced, an asset for the winter garden.
Hamamelis mollis, the chinese witch hazel, already showing colour.  The flowers produce a glorious scent in the winter sunshine.

I also found flower buds on Magnolia grandiflora Goliath. 

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