If I lean out of an upstairs window at home I can see the steeply-pitched tiled roof on an old Sussex farmhouse up the lane. The house itself must be at least three hundred years old and the roof, while it has undoubtedly been replaced over time, has that wonderful soft glow of clay tiles […]
In a month which is so flower-packed and full of colour and fragrance, my favourite this June is chosen instead for its unusual leaves. No, not variegated, striped, blotched or fringed, but instead almost sculptural. Take a look at Hosta ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’ and you will see exactly what I mean.