31st May

…dead there now from the 2012 cold winter I believe. Podocarpus ‘Blue Gem’ Podocarpus ‘Blue Gem’ The last few flowers on Michelia foveolata. Michelia foveolata Michelia foveolata Azalea ‘Moidart’ from…

26th June

…pisifera ‘Filifera’ Hibiscus ‘Blue Chiffon’ – a good double blue. Hibiscus ‘Blue Chiffon’ Then to the nearby Dalverton garden centre established much more recently. Plant area nowhere near as good…

1st July

…Tamarix ramosissima Tamarix ramosissima Rhododendron viscosum x ‘Midsummer Mermaid Blue’ flowering nicely with bluish new growth. A Glendoick cross planted in 2017. Rhododendron viscosum x ‘Midsummer Mermaid Blue’ Rhododendron viscosum…

8th September

…sikkimense 2017 – CHW Surprising what is still in flower while autumn approaches.Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour. Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ Cornus amomum…

8th August

…Rhododendron schlippenbachii Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ (‘Mariesii Perfecta’) looking good on the drive. A better blue than some years and this clump are in full shade. Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ Hydrangea ‘Blue

20th July

…one with tiny ones. The smaller flowers look like Hydrangea villosa at first but not when you examine the flower more closely. The blue and light blue anthers are quite…

17th August

…Eryngium planum ‘Magical Purple Falls’ Monarda ‘Knight Violet’ and Eryngium planum ‘Magical Purple Falls’ Lobelia siphilitica ‘Blue’and Lobelia ‘Fanship Burgundy’ Lobelia siphilitica ‘Blue’and Lobelia ‘Fanship Burgundy’ Lobelia ‘Fanship Scarlet’ and…

4th August

…phellos. Quercus phellos Pink and blue Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ together. Pink and blue Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ Pink and blue Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ See what a hit this clump of red hydrangea took in…

17th June

…late flowering evergreen azaleas now in the catalogue – Azalea ‘Blue Moon’ and Azalea ‘White Moon’. Azalea ‘Blue Moon’ and Azalea ‘White Moon’ Azalea ‘Blue Moon’ and Azalea ‘White Moon’…

24th July

…‘Windsor Grey’ Agapanthus ‘Windsor Grey’ Miscanthus sacchariflorus – in full growth but no flower heads. Miscanthus sacchariflorus Miscanthus sacchariflorus Agastache ‘Blue Boa’ – might have been blue originally but fading…