Featured Posts in'Japan' Category

My Seed Purchase for Cloud Pruning

I have just updated my 50 Top Seed Companies published in 2010. A new entrant in my list, RP Seeds, offered Ilex Read more..

July already!

Agave celsii coming into bloom with a Verbascum behind... I always like to read articles and blogs I have written at Read more..

Growing Shuttlecock and Other Ferns

  Growing Shuttlecock Ferns My ferns are making a spring comeback and this Ostrich Feather Fern looks like its Read more..

Growing Chusan Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei or the Chusan palm can grow and flower in the UK.  They are hardy down to -10° C and tolerate Read more..

Pieris japonica Portraits

Pieris japonica or the lily of the valley bush is one of my springtime favourites. The clusters of small, bell shaped Read more..

Cherry Blossom

I spent the day yesterday helping Fran Spring Clean a friends garden.It was just in need of some tender loving care.We Read more..

The Biggest Aspidistra in the Toilet Entrance

On holiday in Majorca I spotted this potted Aspidistra plant marking the way to the toilets. It is fitting that it was Read more..

Japanese Gardening Styles

When the Japanese agreed to open their boarders in 1854, a rich world of culture that had been locked away for Read more..

Tips from Holland Park Japanese Garden

In Holland Park London not far from Notting Hill is a peaceful Japanese garden. There are numerous features that can Read more..

The Art of Bonsai

Bonsai means tray grown, and is the art of creating balance between a dwarfed tree and its tray. The art of bonsai Read more..