Friday, February 27, 2009

Perfect partners #2


Cornus alba 'Sibirica' and Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida' lighting up a corner on a gloomy February day at Capel Manor's gardens in Enfield, London, underplanted with Erica x darleyensis 'Silberschmelze'.

4 comments:

Plant Mad Nige said...

That's a lovely combination. I decided to go for Hamamaelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' and H. x i 'Diane' when we moved to a new garden 5 years ago. But 'Pallida' was very narrowly my second choice for the yellow, and I wish I'd chosen 'Jelena' rather than 'Diane' for the reddish one. Your picture would look pretty good in the autumn, too, when the 'Pallida' colours up.

Not sure whether I'm totally fond of Witch Hazel smell. There's something slightly metallic about it.

(Your verification word is 'tatesse' which I guess means 'prowess at growing potatoes to perfection' - a skill I sadly lack!

VP said...

I loved the 'Pallida' last week, but sadly it wouldn't do well here as we're on a alkaline soil.

So the alternative combo I have with the Cornus is Himalayan birch, snowdrops (both single and double forms) and winter aconite. I love the white, red, white layered effect with a splash of gold.

The Constant Gardener said...

I've never grown 'Arnold Promise' - is it a nice one? 'Jelena' is absolutely fabulous though. The colour of toffee apples.

Tatesse is a matter of muck and luck in my experience - no frosts, no blight, and a good variety of spud. Have another go, I'd say!

Love your white-and-red scheme VP - Himalayan birch and snowdrops... and aconites... mmmm.....

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