|Brunea 'Jack Frost'|
Acer palmatum Sangokaku surprised everyone because its beautiful orange stems looks so like that of Cornus Mid Winter Fire.
|E. Ascot Rainbow|
Euphorbia's impressed with their wonderful foliage. There are so many exciting colours now not just the shade loving invasive woodland spurge variety. E. xmartinii Ascot Rainbow, still a fairy new introduction fulfils its colourful name with is rainbow foliage. Varieties like E. characias 'Black Pearl are forming their bracts making interesting Architectural flower heads and the white foilage of E. Silver swan is still stunning.
We rambled though a spring selection of alpines aubretia and arabis are always noteworthy in early spring, some early flowering clematis including macropeta varieties and culminated with a brief look at some of the small cherry trees soon to be in flower, some of the amazing barks on the prunus serrula, the birches and the snakebark maple and small varieties of trees often overlooked that will be of interest very soon such as amelanchier.