I was recently on hand for gardening advice in one of the gardens in my care. Nearly stumped in the identification of this shrub,thank goodness for plant labels. I could barely pronounce it.

Here are a few more gardening treasures from last week.

Keep on enjoying your gardens, Summer is on its way. More importantly so is Chelsea flower show. I will be there with my Landscape Architecture college friend Carolyn,so no doubt we will have a seven hour horticultural conversation until we head to the Pimms marquee. We will be in our floral best with my little black book to find and note down some more unpronounceable garden treasures. It better not rain. Last year if my memory serves it was monsoonal.

Happy plant hunting everyone.