47) But if the ladder itself is charity, suggested by the alternate name "charity" for the common American wildflower Jacob's ladder (Polemonium
reptans or Polemonium
caeruleum), (48) then the lesson the narrator (and the reader) intuits is that charity is the means by which one can ascend to a true understanding and implementation of Christ's gospel.
Raby Castle Staindrop, regularly open; Bleach Green Farm near Durham, June 19; Westholme Hall, Winston, June 26; Thornton Hall, Darlington, June 26; Ashes House, Stanhope, July 3; Low Walworth Hall, Darlington, July 10; Bedburn Hall, Hamsterley, July 17; Cotherstone Village Gardens, Durham, July 17; Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley, July 24; Browside, Boldron, Barnard Castle, August 7: Polemonium
Plantery, 28 Sunnyside Terrace, Trimdon Grange, August 28; Newby Hall and gardens, Ripon, regular openings.
Also, look out for the two new plants to be launched at the show from May 21-24 , the Coreopsis "Sweet Dreams" and Polemonium
"Bressingham Purple"- available in Blooms Cardiff from the summer.
Behind them I planted a group of Polemonium
paucifolrum, a short-lived Jacob's ladder with unusual tubular flowers of soft apricot with brown feathering at their tips.
It's wonderful in a black-and-white scheme with white polemonium
, pale foxgloves, aquilegia or white honesty.
Two species, Microsteris gracilis and Polemonium
micranthurn, are conspecific with their North American counterparts, while the rest are unique to South America.
In County Durham national collections include geranium (Frosterley); cordydalis (Durham); solenostemon (Shotton); polemonium
(Trimdon Station) and jovibarba, or house leeks, (Eggleston).
BUY six Polemonium
Purple Rain through your Daily Mirror for only pounds 3.
Jacobs ladder - polemonium
- is another common plant which is seen in many gardens and rightly so.
A variegated form of Jacob's Ladder, Polemonium
foliosissimum 'Brize d'Anjou' is a very decorative plant for the front of the border.
Tomorrow National Collections of Polemonium
, Collonia, Gilia and Leptodactylon (93 species and varieties) open in aid of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, 28 Sunnyside Terrace, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Station, 2-5pm.