The perfect dwarf conifer Picea Pungens Gloria
My favourite plant in the garden is (Picea Pungens Gloria). Well, how often do I say that. However, this time it’s true, so just take a look at it.
We have had blue conifers in the garden in the past, none as blue as this little beauty. In fact, they often started turning green, this could have been the result of being too much in the shade.
Gloria looks just as good in Winter as she does in Summer.
Fully hardy throughout the UK. This one in our front garden has come through two winters without a hint of damage.
Height and spread
Very slow growing, this spreading conifer will eventually reach a height of 0.3 m
Spread – 1.5 m
Prefers a rich moist soil, neutral to acidic.
Best in full sun.
Picea Pungens Gloria is rather expensive and hard to find. Below is a link to one of the very few suppliers in the UK.
October in the garden
We don’t do as many annual plants as we did at one time. Nevertheless, they still give a grand display in baskets and tubs. The pictures below show some dwarf Dahlias which we grew on from small plugs received in early June. I actually thought they may have arrived a bit on the late side.
Take a look at them, they are still looking not bad in October, however these pictures were taken in August when they were at their best.
We had some lovely tall Dahlias in our Cheshire front garden.