The Perennial plant Crambe Maritima also known as Sea-kale is commonly found on shingle beaches.
The large bluish-green leaves and the flowering stems which are two feet tall are topped by creamy white honey scented blooms, the structural shape of the plant, especially the leaves, has made it popular with garden designers. Continue Reading
The Viticella group of Clematis has to be regarded as amongst the best of climbing plants
Flowers extremely freely over a long period, fully hardy and as for pruning, it could not be simpler.End of February cut all the stems back to 6/8 inches above ground level, preferably just above a bud. Continue Reading
Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin, I planted the standard form of this delightful plant in Robert and Dawns garden two years ago.
I help out in their Aberdeen garden, giving advice and a little practical help. We live at the very edge of the city beside the River Dee and in Winter the frost is more severe than the west end location of Robert and Dawns. Continue Reading
The main content of my posts is to hopefully give information on plants and shrubs which are fully hardy in the North East of Scotland. I have been gardening for many years in Aberdeen. Often I have been made aware of other amateur gardeners in the area concerned that plants which thrive south of the border may in fact struggle in Aberdeen. In my experience most of them will in fact grow, however they may be at least a full fortnight later in coming in to flower. Of course there are some which grow in the far south of England which simply will not survive here. What you can depend on is, I will give information on how each plant which I list has performed in our garden.
Pittosporum Irene Patterson
We are always on the look out for hardy evergreen plants that are perhaps that little bit different. Continue Reading