Information for the amateur gardener

Asiatic Lily Pearl Jennifer November 26

Pearl Jennifer

The very striking Asiatic Lily Pearl Jennifer is very deserving of its place in our garden.

It was not until I started reading posts from garden bloggers from all over the world that I realised how long it had been since we had any significant amount of Lilies in the garden. Read more…

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Schizostylis Coccinea Major November 19

Coccinea Major

Schizostylis Coccinea Major is a total eye catcher in the garden at a time when perhaps, you think its all over. Possibly the star of all the Autumn flowers, it is a vigorous clump forming perennial with erect sword shaped leaves and single red flowers.

Flowering period can be from September through till November, even in our cooler Aberdeen climate, although this year the first flowers did not show until the second week of October. Read more…

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Hydrangea macrophylla mophead hydrangea November 12

Mophead Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla, commonly referred to as mophead, was seen in recent times as being unfashionable. I never did pay any attention to that sort of nonsense so lets say no more about it.

This Hydrangea has large very showy blooms from mid Summer lasting well into the Autumn. The flower colour varies from pink, if planted in an alkaline soil to lilac or blue, the more acidic the soil is. Read more…

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