Today I want to show you my favourite shrub in the garden, the lovely Mountain Laurel. It's an evergreen shrub/tree with dark green glossy leaves which belongs to the heath family, and is a close relative of the rhododendrons and azálias. Mine stands 1 meter 50 tall, by I meter 20 wide, and I just love the large flower clusters, and tiny buds which form in May. It is the spring and summer flower display that make it a special part of my woodland garden. The showy light pink to white flowers resemble shallow cups or bowls l inch wide, and are borne in clusters, best seen in my last photo. They are great for cutting and make beautiful floral displays.