Thinking of planting roses, why not give the old varieties a try. Our favourite is the Portland Roses. Amongst this group are to be found not only some of the finest of old roses but also some of the most useful. Read more “Rose De Rescht”
Whether you are planting up a new garden or redesigning borders please don’t turn up your nose at the ornamental grasses. Read more “Hakonechloa Macra Aureola”
Box Blight, so disappointing, fortunately the Box Topiary is still looking healthy.
For the past three years we have spent a lot of time transforming the back garden. Previously the emphasis was on a garden that looked good in Summer. Read more “Box Blight”
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. Read more “Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii.”
Roses in Aberdeen generally grow well. I have found some of them in the past to be a bit of a hit or a miss.
I now think that this was the result of not enough sunshine reaching the borders. We had allowed conifers to become overgrown causing too much shade. Thankfully this has now been attended to.