This is a new aspect to my blog I’m trying out. I will try to post a different plant I’m particularly fond of that really shines in that month.
March is when the garden is full of promise. There are lots of plants starting to produce flowers at this time of year and so it starts to become difficult to select just one.
This one is special its scent hits you even before the beauty of its flowers. I cam across these specimens at a local nursery and we knew they were they before we turned the corner.
Edgeworthia chrysantha or the Paper bush is a useful large shrub to have in the garden its large leaves adding form.
Noticeable by its bright yellow tubular flowers on long stems it has no leaves at his time of year and its scent is used to attract the few insects that are around at this time of year.
This plant is not for the faint hearted garden though its beauty hides a difficult plant to grow. Frosts can be a problem so a sheltered spot is needed but if its to dry in summer it will need watering regularly. A cool greenhouse affords it the protection it needs with regular feeding. And there is the soil it needs a good loamy rich and improved growing medium.
I wont be buying one anytime soon as my garden really isn’t the best place for it but I highly recommend it for those that do have a suitable spot.