Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fritillaria Pyrenaica

Fritillaria Pyrenaica An attractive and unusual hardy perennial which grows well in  full sun or semi shaded position, and is even more at home in a rockery or at the edge of a woodland setting.

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Fritillaria Crown Imperial

Crown Imperial, surely the most eye catching flowering plant of April, very majestic in appearance, and fully hardy in Aberdeen. They come in shades of orange and yellow, flowering April/May. The orange flowering ones seem to become established more quickly than the yellows.

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Epimedium Grandiflorum

Choosing woodland plants can be great fun, although sometimes frustrating when the plant you are seeking is not to be found in your local garden centres. For example Epimediums, a fascinating genus of plants from the Berberidaceae family, but not always … Continue reading

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Gardening in Aberdeen

Yesterday October 7th, the evening was spent at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom for the presentation of best gardens. Our entry this year was for Gardens not seen from the road (back garden). Myra and I were very happy to pick up the … Continue reading

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Digitalis Excelsior

Possibly the best of all Bi’annual flowers is the European woodland plant Digitalis, commonly known as Foxgloves. Grows  in dappled shade and is well suited for the woodland garden, will also grow well in full sunshine. There are many varieties to … Continue reading

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