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Osteospernum purple sun - - Britain - county Garden

Osteospernum purple sun

Even if annual plants are not quite your thing, I think you may find Osteospernum purple sun hard to resist.

Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium Album - - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium Album

Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium Album is particularly robust

Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii. - - county Garden

Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii.

This shrub Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii has to be one of the most outstanding shrubs which you will find for that very special sunny position in your garden.

Holly JC Van Tol - - county Garden

Holly JC Van Tol

We all love the Holly bush, however it is extremely frustrating when they don’t form the berries which we have been eagerly awaiting. Try Holly JC Van Tol.

Clematis Perle d Azur - - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Clematis Perle d Azur

Clematis Perle d Azur from the Jackmanii group is simply sensational.

Aruncus Aethusifolius - - county Garden

Aruncus Aethusifolius

Three years ago we came across a short variety of Aruncus named Aethusifolius

Hamamelis Mollis - - China - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Hamamelis Mollis

Hamamelis Mollis revisited today when at its very best

Why Blotanical - - county Garden

Why Blotanical

Since publishing this post Blotanical is no longer active

Alchemilla Mollis - - county Garden

Alchemilla Mollis

Alchemilla Mollis also known as Lady’s Mantle.

Monarda Cambridge Scarlet - - Scotland - county Garden

Monarda Cambridge Scarlet

Monarda cambridge scarlet is one of those hardy perennials which give a brilliant show every Summer. The RHS has given this popular old variety Bergamot it’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Carex Buchananii - - New Zealand - county Garden

Carex Buchananii

Carex Buchananii, love it or hate it, I think its here to stay in our Aberdeen garden.

Betula Jacquemontii Birch - - Scotland - county Garden

Betula Jacquemontii Birch

The Himalayan Birch (Betula) Jacquemontii has attractive bright white bark and dark green leaves

The Environment and I - - Britain - county Garden

The Environment and I

What is the The Environment and I all about. Well its just me banging on about stuff that’s on my mind at this moment. Probably at a later date when I check this out I will think what the heck am I saying and quickly delete the post.

Begonia Helen Harmes - - county Garden

Begonia Helen Harmes

Not so long back I posted a profile on the Begonia Flamboyant. Today I am looking at one of the other Royal Renaissance varieties, Begonia Helen Harmes (Harms), an excellent tuberous Begonia with small single and semi double flowers.

Hypericum Inodorum Magical Beauty - - Australia - county Garden

Hypericum Inodorum Magical Beauty

Hypericum, its, well let’s face it, a common shrub which we generally wouldn’t look twice at.

Scottish Bluebell - - Britain - Spain - Scotland - county Garden

Scottish Bluebell

Its time I tried the Scottish Bluebell in the garden, Bluebell  (Campanula rotundifolia) (Harebell)

Astrantia Maxima - - county Garden

Astrantia Maxima

Astrantia Maxima.   Of all the Astrantia’s of which there are many, Maxima in my opinion is the most striking of all.

Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta - - Italy - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta

If you happen to be searching for a narrow growing conifer and feeling a little undecided in your choice, I think I have found just what you are looking for. Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Robusta Many gardeners opt for the Italian Cypress, however in my experience here in Aberdeen it simply is not hardy enough.

Rhododendron Taurus - - county Garden

Rhododendron Taurus

Rhododendron Taurus, one of the best reds available.

Begonia Firecracker - - county Garden

Begonia Firecracker

OK, so its not a hardy plant, but its not half a show off. Begonia Firecracker one of those tuberous upright Begonias which looks great in containers or for bedding out

Rose Remember Me - - county Garden

Rose Remember Me

The Rose Remember me an excellent hybrid tea rose which is very beautiful as a specimen or for bedding. Bred by Cockers in 1984, parentage=Alexander x Silver jubilee.

Schizostylis Coccinea Major - - South Africa - county Garden

Schizostylis Coccinea Major

Schizostylis Coccinea Major is a total eye catcher in the garden at a time when perhaps, you think its all over. Possibly the star of all the Autumn flowers, it is a vigorous clump forming perennial with erect sword shaped leaves and single red flowers.

Rodgersia podophylla - - county Garden

Rodgersia podophylla

Rodgersia podophylla , likes positioned in a semi shaded position with soil that does not dry out.

Alstroemeria Princess Lilies - - county Garden

Alstroemeria Princess Lilies

Alstroemerias a beautiful hardy perennial  not a plant grown for its foliage, but makes up for this with masses of gorgeous flowers.

Tricyrtis Hirta - - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Tricyrtis Hirta

The Toad Lily Tricyrtis Hirta is a most unusual plant with small exotic looking flowers and hairy green leaves.

Oriental Lily Muscadet - - county Garden

Oriental Lily Muscadet

What a beauty is the Oriental Lily Muscadet.

Rose Adam Messerich - - Germany - Scotland - county Garden

Rose Adam Messerich

Adam Messerich a bourbon shrub Rose bred in Germany in 1920 by Peter Lambert.

Meconopsis Sheldonii - - county Garden

Meconopsis Sheldonii

Meconopsis Sheldonii a truly magnificent hardy perennial. Planted in the woodland garden it always grabs the attention of visitors.

Fothergilla Monticola - - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Fothergilla Monticola

Fothergilla Monticola a shrub which I was not familiar with

Forget about Autumn Lets have an Indian Summer - - India - city Aberdeen - county Garden

Forget about Autumn Lets have an Indian Summer

Surprisingly, even way up north in Aberdeen the garden still holds on to a Summer look at the very end of September, and with an improvement in the weather, lets hope for an Indian Summer.

Lilium Tigrinum Splendens - - county Garden

Lilium Tigrinum Splendens

Lilium Tigrinum Splendens, how showy is this plant. Last Summer was the second year that Tigrinum Splendens graced the main border of the back garden.

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