My site is all about the plants which we have grown over many years. Mainly in our Aberdeen garden where we have spent most of our lives.
In 2013 we moved to Cheshire, created a very pleasant garden and then an option and urge to return to Scotland arose in 2017. Now, we are living in a bungalow in a small village in East Fife. It's a new house, creating even a small garden from scratch is hard work but satisfying, guess what, we have already discovered how to increase our garden space.
Although it is undoubtedly cooler here than it was in Cheshire, we do definitely get more sunshine and the plants seem to be coming away very nicely.
I am not a professional gardener, however, I have had many years experience as an enthusiastic amateur. If you have any gardening queries contact me through any of my posts or contact page and I will be keen in trying to help out.
Monthly Archives: January 2011
What’s in the garden today Hamamelis Arnolds Promise _______________________ The Rhododendron bud, promise of what’s to come. _______________________ The environmentalists, I suppose for me the story starts in my childhood in the 1950s. First of all may I say I have … Continue reading
Meconopsis Sheldonii a truly magnificent hardy perennial. Planted in the woodland garden it always grabs the attention of visitors. Deep rich to pale blue flowers in late Spring, early Summer. This beautiful flowering hardy perennial, often described as short lived fairs much … Continue reading
Acer Griseum, absolutely outstanding For ornamental value in the garden the Japanese and Chinese Acer is high on the list of must have plants.Grown for their attractive foliage of red, gold, variegated forms and many with fantastic Autumn colour, it … Continue reading
The Lily Tiger Woods, big, bold, colourful, reliable and a right show off. This intensely fragrant Oriental Lily has large flowers with deep pink stripes and is also heavily mottled. In cooler conditions the stripes get broader and and also darker often a deep … Continue reading
Alchemilla Mollis also known as Lady’s Mantle. Here we have a garden plant which at one time I felt completely indifferent towards. Alchemilla Mollis also known as Lady’s Mantle.