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Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'

Added on 31 Mar, 2013 | 0 photos

RHS AGM. Good for cutting. Tolerant of poor, dry soils, needs sun.60-90cmx30cm. Pure white flowers above wooly s...


Crocus 'Grand Maitre'

Added on 22 Jan, 2012 | 1 photo

All the crocus just get on with it themselves. Spring bulbs.


Ajuga Reptans Multicolor - Bugle

Added on 2 Apr, 2010 | 2 photos

This ajuga is in the 'bog garden' which is the border to the left of the metal arch beside the grass p...

Alstroemeria 'Purple Rain' - Peruvian Lily

Added on 2 Apr, 2010 | 0 photos

This is a lovely flowering plant, but I have been pulling it out as it doesn't grow tidily! It lives in the...


Allium Hollandicum Purple Sensation - Ornamental Onion

Added on 2 Apr, 2010 | 1 photo

There are masses of these growing mainly under the silver birch at the Back right corner of the garden near the ...


Aquilegia 'Alaska' - Granny's Bonnets

Added on 21 Feb, 2013 | 2 photos

Granny's Bonnet or Columbine. A robust, colourful and showy perennial, originally bred in the USA, with ele...


Elaeagnus 'Limelight'

Added on 1 Nov, 2010 | 1 photo

On the back fence under the trees. It does it's own thing, but can be pruned if need be.


Crocosmia 'Okavango'

Added on 6 May, 2010 | 3 photos

This one is on the right of the gravel seating area, where the two octagons are joined, near the silver birch. I...


Roscoea Humeana 'Purple Form'

Added on 6 May, 2010 | 1 photo

In central border, left side, near front. Looks after itself, dies off in winter.


Prunus laurocerasus

Added on 23 Feb, 2013 | 1 photo

Planted in the shade garden for screening against the fence. bog standard evergreen that can be pruned as and wh...


Sedum Carl

Added on 2 Aug, 2010 | 4 photos

In central border at back near to cornus cont. Full sun/pt Shade, well dr soil. 45X60cm. Divide clumps every 3-...


Kirengeshoma Palmata

Added on 16 Apr, 2010 | 2 photos

beside the pond. Looks after itself.


Potentilla Astrosanguinea - Cinquefoil

Added on 18 Apr, 2011 | 1 photo

A multitude of bright red flowers appear throughout the summer. Decorative leaves are lie that of a strawberry ...


Allium Sphaerocephalon - Ornamental Onion

Added on 26 Jul, 2011 | 1 photo

There are a few of these here and there. They are bulbs, just let them do their thing. I doubt they'll ever...



Added on 16 Aug, 2012 | 2 photos

Summer flowering bulbs. Need no care.


Tulip 'Little Beauty'

Added on 1 Oct, 2012 | 1 photo


Crocus Sieberi Tricolor

Added on 1 Oct, 2012 | 2 photos

To naturalise in the turf seat.


Hyacinth 'White Pearl'

Added on 3 Apr, 2013 | 1 photo

Three in the new shade garden. April 2013 hyacinths are spring bulbs and take care of themselves. You can help b...


Clematis Blue River

Added on 25 Sep, 2010 | 2 photos

Small, purple flowers which turn violet-blue with age but retaining purple at the centre; star-shaped, slightly ...


Leucothoe 'Royal Ruby'

Added on 3 Nov, 2010 | 3 photos

Left side of green arches. Needs no care. Trim it if it gets too sprawly, in the spring. There's another on...


Heucherella 'Dayglow Pink'

Added on 28 Aug, 2011 | 2 photos

In the central border under the wedding cake tree.


Clematis Amethyst Beauty

Added on 25 Sep, 2010 | 1 photo

Partnering Cotinus coggyria 'golden spirit' under the large silver birch.


Tulip whitallii

Added on 1 Oct, 2012 | 1 photo

All the tulips in this garden can be left in the ground all year round unlike most of the big showy ones most pe...


Heuchera 'Blackberry Jam'

Added on 28 Aug, 2011 | 3 photos

Growing at the back of the right lawn. There are two of these.


Tulip 'Red Riding Hood'

Added on 15 Apr, 2012 | 1 photo

Gift from Kath (Scotkat) 14/4/12 planted beside the entrance to the gravel path.


Skimmia rubella

Added on 3 Nov, 2010 | 1 photo

In mirror border near hollies. No care needed.


Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'

Added on 28 Aug, 2011 | 3 photos

This super succulent has dark lobed folage and starry flowers in late summer. No care required.


Veronica spicata 'Ulster Dwarf Blue'

Added on 26 May, 2013 | 1 photo

In the central border, left side. Needs no care.


Lonicera 'Lemon Beauty'

Added on 13 Oct, 2010 | 1 photo

Evergreen shrub, needs no care. Trim it in summer but only if you want to.


Leucothoe Walteri 'Rainbow'

Added on 13 Oct, 2010 | 1 photo

In the corner beside the hot tub. Easy.


Primula 'Quaker's Bonnet'

Added on 18 Mar, 2010 | 3 photos

in the big central border, near the front. Spring flower...needs no care except to be divided every 2-3 years.


Anemone hupehensis splendens - Japanese Anemone

Added on 1 Sep, 2010 | 3 photos

Another late summer/autumn flowering plant which might need dug out and divided ever few years. This one is grow...


Fatshedera Lizei 'Annemieke'

Added on 3 Nov, 2010 | 2 photos

Evergreen climbing shrub growing in the gravel in the back corner behind the hot tub patio. It needs no care exc...


Viola sororia 'Freckles'

Added on 30 Apr, 2010 | 2 photos

Side of back of turf seat. Needs no care.


Anemone Hupehensis 'Whirlwind' - Japanese Anemone

Added on 1 Sep, 2010 | 2 photos

Autumn flowering herbaceous plant. It dies backin the winter. Dig it out and divide it if it gets too big. These...


Clematis Abilene

Added on 5 Apr, 2013 | 2 photos begins the list of clematis. I have had something of an obsession with them. I would have removed th...


Cyclamen Hederifolium

Added on 1 Sep, 2010 | 2 photos

A few of these winter flowering bulbs dotted around. They look after themselves.


Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

Added on 18 Mar, 2010 | 1 photo

Comes up every year in the back border behind the right lawn. It can be chopped if it starts invading the lawn.


Aquilegia Alpina - Alpine Granny's Bonnets

Added on 29 Jun, 2010 | 2 photos

This one grows around the gravel seating, and also in the front area of the big central border. It flowers for ...


Pieris Japonica 'Variegata'

Added on 3 Nov, 2010 | 2 photos

As with all the pier is..this one needs no care.


Aquilegia Vulgaris 'Blue Barlow' - Double Granny's Bonnets

Added on 18 Mar, 2010 | 1 photo

Same as the pink one, but blue. Lovely double flowers.


Viburnum Tinus

Added on 10 Mar, 2012 | 1 photo

In shade garden, and another on fence to right of big mirror., needs no care, but can be pruned back in the late...


Magnolia Loebneri Leonard Messel

Added on 29 Jun, 2010 | 2 photos

In the border between the wooden steps and the metal arch. Slow growing magnolia. Needs no pruning.


Added on 7 Oct, 2013 | 0 photos

There are two of these. one is under the magnolia, the other is at the front of the border to the left of the bi...


Clematis Honora

Added on 9 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Growing up the fence behind the pond.


Photinia Cassini 'Pink Marble'

Added on 9 Mar, 2010 | 1 photo

Needs no care, but can be pruned qn the hard to keep it bushy or reduce height. may lose leaves in a cold winter...


Geranium 'Vision Violet'

Added on 24 May, 2010 | 2 photos

This one is in the narrow bed in front of the conservatory. As with all the perennial geraniums, it needs no car...


Photinia Fraserii 'Camilvy'

Added on 5 Jul, 2010 | 2 photos


Crocosmia 'Meteore'

Added on 3 Aug, 2010 | 2 photos

3/8/10 Sun and well dr soil. 60X60cm Protect from severe frost in first years. NEar the metal arch. This can spr...


Scabiosa 'Ritz Blue'

Added on 7 Jun, 2012 | 2 photos

Clump forming perennial. Sky blue pom-pom like flowers on erect stems over fine cut, rich green foliage. Flowers...


Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'

Added on 9 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Pale Peach 2008 In Shade garden on fence. lovely flowers, tolerates shade. Can be pruned to suit. best done in ...


Photinia (Stransvaesia) Davidiana

Added on 3 Aug, 2010 | 2 photos

Evergreen shrub with green, pink, white,red and orangey tints. on fence to number 15. Needs no attention whatso...


Anemone sylvestris - Snowdrop Anemone

Added on 7 Jun, 2012 | 1 photo

Scented white flowers above deeplky cut dark green foliage. 30X40cm Full sun or partial shade. Flowers April-May...


Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'

Added on 18 Oct, 2011 | 1 photo

There are a few Heucheras around here and there. They tolerate shade, are evergreen, no trouble, flower for a lo...


Viola Sororia Rubra

Added on 30 Apr, 2010 | 3 photos

Under big cotoneaster at centre of back fence. No care needed.



Added on 18 Oct, 2011 | 1 photo

There are a few of these in the sunny borders. They are the easiest of plants to grow, and they flower all summe...


Heuchera 'Paris'

Added on 7 Jun, 2012 | 2 photos

Near the shed.



Added on 9 Mar, 2010 | 4 photos

Borage is an annual herb which self seeds, so once you have it, you have it! it is very pretty and bees love it....


Rosa 'Kent'

Added on 9 Jul, 2013 | 1 photo

Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soi
Slightly fragrant, semi-double, white fl...


Stokesia Laevis

Added on 9 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Lovely purple blue flowers in late summer and autumn. It needs no care and dies back in the winter.


Sorbus 'Pink Pagoda'

Added on 18 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Large tree behind the greenhouse. A variety of Rowan. No care necessary. You might see a mistletoe thrush coming...


Alstroemeria inca 'Yuko' - Peruvian Lily

Added on 7 Jun, 2012 | 2 photos

This one is still flowering in October. It's the low growing purple pink flower in the border to the right ...


Sedum 'Summer Glory'

Added on 30 Jun, 2011 | 2 photos

Neds no care. Edge of lawn, right side of central border.


Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia'

Added on 27 May, 2012 | 2 photos

RHS AGM. Vigorous, shrubby tree with arching branches and semi-evergreen foliage. Heads of small creamy-white fl...


Veronica 'Heidekind'

Added on 30 Nov, 2011 | 1 photo

Beside the wooden steps.

Helleborus Foetidus

Added on 6 Oct, 2012 | 0 photos

Green flowers over divided evergreen foliage. Flowers Dec- April in semi-shade. Ht 50-75cm. Prune in May afte...


Philadelphus 'Snowbelle'

Added on 25 Feb, 2013 | 1 photo

Philadelphus 'Snowbelle' is a compact deciduous shrub that drips with fragrant flowers from early to m...

Primula Vulgaris

Added on 15 Feb, 2011 | 0 photos

In and around the turf seat. Needs no attention.


Thymus serpyllum 'Highland Cream' (syn. 'Hartington Silver')

Added on 8 Jul, 2012 | 1 photo

At bottom of wooden steps. Trim after flowering.

Hosta 'Royal Standard'

Added on 18 Jun, 2013 | 0 photos

Plain deep green leaf, medium size. In the shade garden.


Saxifraga 'Touran Scarlet'

Added on 12 Mar, 2012 | 4 photos

Delightful deep scarlet flowers in astonishing abundance bloom over a compact cushion of green foliage in spring...


Aquilegia Pink Barlow - Granny's Bonnets

Added on 25 May, 2010 | 1 photo

Can't recall where this one is...but it's in there somewhere.


Rhododendron luteum (scented deciduous azalea)

Added on 25 May, 2010 | 3 photos

In central border to left of right lawn, beside the gravel path. Loses it's leaves in autumn after they tur...


Abies Koreana - Korean Fir

Added on 9 Mar, 2010 | 1 photo

In the front gravel garden.

Bushy Conifer, very hardy. Pale yellow flower in spring. Blue and Purple cones ...


Lilium (Oriental)

Added on 28 Sep, 2010 | 2 photos


Ajuga Reptans 'Burgundy Glow' - Bugle

Added on 6 Aug, 2010 | 1 photo

This one is beside the little gravel path in the centre of the back of the garden. As with all ajuga, it's ...


Primula denticulata White

Added on 12 Apr, 2013 | 1 photo

Five added to shade garden. 12/4/13 needs no care except for lifting and dividing when overcrowded.


Clematis Eriostemon Heather Herschell

Added on 18 Sep, 2010 | 3 photos

Growing beside The hydrangea near the wooden steps. Let it scramble or support it with an obelisk.


Paeonia Lemoinei (?'High Noon')

Added on 9 May, 2011 | 2 photos

Right side of metal arch. Needs no care at all, just let it grow and flower.


Geranium Macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'

Added on 1 May, 2011 | 2 photos

This geranium is in the border to the left of the green arches, almost at the end of it.


Rosa 'Pat Austin'

Added on 10 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Yellow/Pale Orange 2009 Behind Viburnum in Central Border, alongside the gravel path. Grows tall. Cut it down by...

Phlox 'White Delight'

Added on 13 Apr, 2013 | 0 photos

The phlox in this garden are all creeping ground cover plants at the front of the borders. They need no care wha...


Pieris japonica 'flaming silver'

Added on 1 May, 2012 | 1 photo

Another lovely evergreen shrub in the shady mirror border. Needs no care.


Helleborus argutifolius - corsican hellebore

Added on 27 Feb, 2013 | 1 photo

This hellebore is in the shade garden, beside the fence, in front of the big bamboo. It doesn't need it...


Pieris japonica 'Carnaval'

Added on 1 May, 2012 | 2 photos

120cm X 120cm. Lovely shrub in the left shady border near the big mirror. Needs no care.

Viola 'Etain'

Added on 13 Apr, 2013 | 0 photos

Perennial, scented yellow viola, blue edged. Left of metal arch.


Anemone Nemorosa 'Virescens' - Wood Anemone

Added on 10 Apr, 2011 | 2 photos

Green ferny bracts take the place of ordinary anemone flowers. Most attractive as a clump at front of shady bord...


Anemone Nemorosa 'Vestal' - Wood Anemone

Added on 10 Apr, 2011 | 1 photo

A vigorous, double flowerede form of the charming wood anemone. Conspicuous white flowers show well in part sha...


Heuchera 'Crimson Curls'

Added on 29 Sep, 2010 | 1 photo

Back fence, to the right of the greenhouse.

Eucryphia lucida 'Pink Cloud'

Added on 4 Dec, 2011 | 0 photos

A sheltered spot in sun or semi-shade, with moist but well-drained soil, neutral to acid. Needs to be sheltered...


Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyl'

Added on 10 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Pink 2006 Behind largest silver birch. Remove dead stems in late winter.


Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Rothschildianus'

Added on 21 Oct, 2011 | 1 photo

A vigorous shrub with arching branches and deeply veined, mid-green leaves. White flowers are followed by cream...


Rosa 'Benjamin Britten'

Added on 17 Jan, 2011 | 3 photos

An unusual colour . Deep salmon pink changing to intense pink-red. Deeply cupped flowers gradually develop into ...


Geranium magnificum

Added on 22 Jun, 2013 | 1 photo

Large hardy geranium with stunning deep rich blue flowers and dark centres. Dead easy and very reliable. Mingle...


Rosa 'Young Lycidas'

Added on 10 Mar, 2010 | 3 photos

Deep Magenta Purple. To the right of the gravel path, back of right lawn.


Rosa 'Crown Princess Margareta' Clg.

Added on 17 Jan, 2011 | 3 photos

Apricot-orange flowers. Leander group. Reliable and tough. Strong fruity fragrance. 8' growing up left side...


Actaea Simplex 'Pink Spike' - Autumn Bugbane

Added on 24 Sep, 2011 | 2 photos

1.7 high by 1m wide at maturity. There are three of these in the border with the large mirror on the fence. They...


Rosa 'Windflower'

Added on 10 Mar, 2010 | 1 photo

Just to the right of the big magnolia tree. A really good rose, just remove the dead wood in late winter.


Hosta 'Halcyon'

Added on 21 Apr, 2010 | 1 photo

In the border to the left of the green arches, near the conservatory. One in front of the hollies.


Rosa 'The Pilgrim'

Added on 10 Mar, 2010 | 3 photos

On fence behind turf seat and in border at wooden steps.