Picture slide show of our Aberdeen garden

Between the years of 1985 and 2013 our Aberdeen garden gave us a great deal of pleasure.

When we arrived in 1985 we saw the potential. There was very little in the garden, a large lawn and very narrow borders with very few plants.

I hope you like what we did with it.

Our Aberdeen Garden

In November 2013 we moved to be near family in Cheshire we created another garden.

Our Cheshire garden

In 2017 Scotland was calling us back, and we moved to Fife, which will be our last move although Aberdeen will always be closest to our heart.

Our Fife garden


Our Aberdeen Garden — 5 Comments

  1. Enjoying all the posts,pictures and comments -thank you,
    Can I ask for some advice please?
    Having cleared an overgrown NE/NW facing bank at the side of our house, we are looking for planting ideas ! We love azaleas,rhoddies,Pieris , but also need some colour throughout the year and some ground over plants (which are not invasive, to suppress the weeds. We would prefer evergreen shrubs. Suggestions would be very welcome!
    Thank you in anticipation.

    • Hi May, The shrubs you like are favourites of ours. For these plants the soil has to be on the acidic side. Add loads of ericaceous compost to ensure you have the proper growing conditions. Dont forget Camellias, if you are in the North east of Scotland here are three which are great, Camellia Donation, Anticipation and also Debbie perfect for the cooler North. Start off by planting your largest shrubs. I would include at least one of the larger deciduous Azaleas. Another two evergreen shrubs to seriously consider is Viburnum Tinus Spirit and also Viburnum Tinus Eve Price.I like Pieris but dont just stick to Forest flame. Oh I almost forgot Simmia, this is the best one I have come acrSkimmia temptation
      If there is an area of the border that gets a fair bit of sun Heathers can look great. And Heucherra can stand sun or shade, go for the ones with red or pink flowers, they can bloom for months, one named Paris is extremely long flowering. Although not evergreen, Brunnera, Pulmonaria and hardy Geraniums would give good ground cover.

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