I am delighted to inform you that the April issue of The English Garden will feature my dicentra collection. I have seen lovely pictures and perhaps in the future they will allow me to publish some of those they do not use.
I thought I might celebrate by showing pictures of my own by means of linking to previous posts. There are eight!
If you think I repeat myself rather often you can confirm it today. The posts are in reverse order going back nearly five years. Just click the link.
Last year Neil came to take his beautiful pictures. Perhaps I should learn from his pose
|There is much confusion in the popular press as to what Dicentra eximia looks like|
I confessed that if they were doling out National collections they would not choose me now.
Writing posts concentrates the mind. I discovered that propagating Dicentra macrantha by division works best in early Summer. (I have grown too old to worry about new latin names and if you google ictyoselmis google misdirects you)
The Bleeding Heart was the first dicentra I ever grew. (It too was a dicentra when I was a lad)
I just love Dutchman’s Breeches. Mine is coming into flower this very day.
Yorkshire author Joyce Fussey’s dicentra had a story (one as delightful as those in her books) and her plant was launched at Chelsea thirty years ago. I am told there will be some dicentras at Chelsea this year.
Climbing Dicentra scandens has also changed its name. My early posts are much briefer than now.
Oh how things have changed but Dicentra ‘Pearl Drops is still with me.