Gladdon the Heart

Extraordinary colouration, vivid markings and the complex orchid-like form of the Gladdon (Iris foetidissima) can stop you in your tracks when you come upon it like this. Amazingly, despite the Gladdon being a common British wild-flower, many people have never seen one, or have …

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Late spring flowers for dappled shade

Woodland gardens are often spring events, as many plants scramble to flower and set seed in the brief window of opportunity before the overhead leaves close the canopy. For the woodland gardener then, the challenge is to find plants that extend …

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