1 Papaver cambricum double-flowered, orange (d) (formerly Meconopsis cambrica aurantiaca flore-pleno
My original plant was purchased from Mrs Sybil Spencer at York Gate. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be grown there currently but I love it.
2 Hebe Hulkeana
I bought this plant many years ago from Mrs Philippa Rakusen who lived near Wetherby and had a strong association with Harlow Carr.
3 Filipendula ‘Red Umbrellas’
Fairly new in my garden but I like its colour combination.
4 Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Burning Hearts’
I like the dark foliage which emphasizes the bright flowers.
5 Helleborus foetidus Wester Flisk group
This is one of my favourites -I enjoy its foliage as much as its flowers.
6 Helleborus orientalis
A good specimen bought at Dove Cottage nursery. It produces good seedlings.
7 Euphorbia griffithii ‘Dixter’
I first saw this at Newby Hall and couldn’t rest until I got one!
8 Crepis rubra
Originally bought from a little nursery near Richmond a long time ago and I found it again at the nursery near Luddenden Foot. Its very difficult to propagate.
9 Euphorbia polychroma
Growing in a crack in my path!
10 Galega officinalis mauve form
This is one of the first plants I remember as a child. I think my Mother acquired it from a family member and it has been around ever since. I do have a white form but this mauve one is special! Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the mauve form – here is the ‘Alba’ version
All images courtesy of Judith Ladley, except Euphorbia ‘Dixter and Galega ‘Alba’ which are from the HPS Image Library