Alstroemeria Princess Paula with a little cosseting will grow in the cooler climate of Aberdeen
Last Autumn we decided that for the next year we would use less annuals in the back garden. One perennial which we felt could be useful for the front of the border was the Alstroemeria, which performs rather well in Aberdeen, in the past it was normally the taller varieties for the centre of the border which we had. Continue Reading
Carex Buchananii, love it or hate it, I think its here to stay in our Aberdeen garden.
Now, don’t blame me, I know it looks like food for the cattle! When Myra first insisted that she wanted this in our garden I honestly thought she had lost the plot. Look! I have even framed it to see if that helps. Continue Reading
Tropaeolum Speciosum is a climbing plant which I would not be without in the garden. A few years ago a number of the conifers in our back garden were becoming overgrown to such an extent that the natural light coming in to the garden was being reduced greatly. Drastic action had to be taken and they were cut down. We left the trunks of a few with the intention of growing Clematis.
One of these trunks has been taken over with a stunning climber,which has found its own way to this position. Tropaeolum Speciosum a member of the Nasturtium family, we planted this climber in the garden about fifteen years ago, it readily seeds itself and pops up all over the place, only occasionally finding itself in the wrong position. Continue Reading