Filipendula Rubra Venusta

Filipendula Rubra Venusta

This eye grabber Filipendula Rubra Venusta with large panicles of deep pink blooms in Summer demands attention.

Filipendula Rubra Venusta grew in our Aberdeen back garden just beside the  

garden pond.

It did take three years for it to bulk up, well worth the wait.

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Crambe Cordifolia

Crambe Cordifolia. How satisfying is it when a plant which you think may be borderline, and you don’t really expect it to flourish ends up being outstanding.

 Keeping your expectations in check makes the pleasure of success all the more pleasurable.   Crambe Cordifolia was planted in the round garden fifteen months ago. Read more “Crambe Cordifolia”

Thalictrum Aquilegifolium Thundercloud

 Thalictrum Aquilegifolium Thundercloud in the garden

A double feature today, headed by Thalictrum Thundercloud, after the toss of a coin as to whether the white form Album may head the bill.

Thalictrum Aquilegifolium Thundercloud, a fully hardy perennial in Aberdeen  and unlike some of the Aquilegias which it is closely related to, the Thalictrum is very long lived. Read more “Thalictrum Aquilegifolium Thundercloud”

Paeony My Pal Rudy

Paeony My Pal Rudy, what a beauty.

take your pick regarding the spelling of this beautiful plant as there seems to be at least three alternatives.

However My pal Rudy is a cracker, Myra planted this one in our back garden some eighteen years ago at least. Read more “Paeony My Pal Rudy”

Lilium Tigrinum Splendens

Lilium Tigrinum Splendens, how showy is this plant. Last Summer was the second year that Tigrinum Splendens graced the main border of the back garden.

In its first year it performed well, last year it was spectacular. I am finally over my assumption that Lilies deteriorate after the first year. Read more “Lilium Tigrinum Splendens”