What an unusual plant is the Nerine, coming in to full bloom in October when so many, in fact the majority of perennials have gone over and the foliage turning brown.
Why on earth does a plant which likes so much sun, and also said to be a little tender, thrive in North east Scotland. Continue Reading
Hardy Geraniums, I love. There are so many to choose from, some with quite short flowering periods, others which claim to flower throughout the Summer.
There are dwarf ones, tall ones, and hundreds in between, colours in shades of pink,purple, blue, white and even red. Continue Reading
Surprisingly, even way up north in Aberdeen the garden still holds on to a Summer look at the very end of September, and with an improvement in the weather, lets hope for an Indian Summer.
It makes me smile when I think of how often I hear people in this part of the world say–I wonder if we are going to have an Indian Summer– Well this is the honest to God truth, the only time I can recall such an occurrence was back in 1959 when I was 14yrs old. October of that year had warm sunny days when the kids were still swimming in the river. However back to the present and heading into October its quite clear that the garden is not all about flowers. Oh! here is some interesting information on the Indian Summer
The Filipendula Rubra with its bright pink candy floss flowers in July may well look magnificent. Continue Reading