Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum

Written by  on October 6, 2010

 In your garden you may be surrounded with multiple shades of green from your trees, shrubs, plants and lawn. Fair enough

the perennial plants and annuals add a multitude of glorious colour.

However for a change in colour, the red leaved Japanese Acers are just the thing.

Take Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum with its red/purple leaves, absolutely fantastic. In Autumn the leaves then turn a brilliant scarlet, who says foliage is boring. Eventual height is said to be around 500cm, it would take many years to reach that height in Aberdeen.

For a dwarf variety look out for Acer Palmatum Dissectum Crimson Queen. This low growing mound forming Acer with its rich purple finely cut leaves is outstanding, grows to 120cm. Also grows well in containers, and it got the RHS award of garden merit, fantastic.


Rose Remember Me

Written by  on October 5, 2010

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.

We planted this very fine award winning Rose in remembrance of my wife’s mother Violet who sadly passed away in that year.

The fully double blooms have a slight fragrance and a most unusual copper/orange shaded colour. Glossy dark green leaves are in themselves very attractive on this shrub.

Planted and positioned in full sun this disease resistant Rose will reach a height of 3ft/90cm, and bloom quite profusely between July/September.

Height – 3ft/90cm

Hardiness – Fully hardy

Position – Full sun