Saxifraga White Star is thriving in the dappled shade.
We don’t have a rockery, however a flat area of the woodland garden seems to have become home for a few of these alpine plants. Saxifraga White Star is thriving in the dappled shade. The tightly packed pin cushion like foliage is smothered with pure white flowers with a light green eye. Flowered from mid April through till the end of May. The total height of the plant is no more than 12 cm and has a spread of about 30cm. This fully hardy Saxifraga is the most striking of the white ones which we have had in the garden. Saxifraga is no doubt a plant for the rockery, however if it is surrounded with a layer of grit and planted in a sunny or even a semi shade position it should do just fine. Unfortunately I have not found White Star available for mail order, our plant came from
Peter Pan another Saxifraga planted in the garden in early Spring. This one with deep pink/red flowers bloomed for a good six weeks and more. Forms a perfect pincushion and a height of 10cm and spread of 30cm. Do remember to mulch with grit which will prevent the plant from rotting.
One of my page links on our Aberdeen site is (An A to Z of our plants) This is something which I do mainly to keep a record of all the plants which we have in the garden at the moment, in the past and also those which I have photographed in friends gardens which I know to be hardy in the Aberdeen area.
I perhaps should not say this, but between ourselves, I am not half pleased with myself regarding this. You may want to take a look, if you click on the thumbnail the picture of the plant will open, click on details and it will take you to my blog entry about that particular plant and generally how it performed in our garden.
Why am I so pleased with it. Well about ten years ago when in my mid fifties, people would say, you should get a computer. My response was always, thats for younger folks, I could never get my head around those contraptions. Well as you can see, I gave in to it and here we are thoroughly enjoying it yet trying to limit the time spent in front of the screen so as not to get too obsessed.
As I am not an expert in this field, if you think there is a way in which I could improve the page which I talk of, please get in touch with me.
Here is a few plants flowering in our garden at the moment.
The Hydrangea Petiolaris is particularly good this year, Purdee is not very impressed.
This late flowering Rhododendron was in flower on the 10th of June in our woodland area. Unfortunately I don’t have a name for this one.
This red Rose Dublin Bay flowering in a friends garden in Aberdeen on the 20th of June. Also the HT below Angele Pernet which I planted in their garden last Winter looks very beautiful.
Not everyone likes yellows in the Summer garden, but the Buphthalmum salicifolium in the round garden gives a good show every year.
Here below we have a couple of pictures of garden birds which visit regularly.
harmony with the goldfinch and the chaffinch.
Ah, wonderful, the greenfinch and great tit are equally enlightened.
The Siskin and Chaffinch are also happy enough to share.
If you happen to leave a comment I will be sure to visit your site and do the same