Plant of the Week

Throughout the year I shall be adding plant photographs, flowering or looking good that week. If you have a flowering gap in your garden, you could do worst than consider planting one of these....Click on the photo for a larger version and do feel free to "like" your favourites.
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Week 5 2013. Hard to believe Viburnum x bodnantense has not yet featured on these pages. A wonderful and easy to grow deciduous shrub which produces delightful scented pink flowers over the winter and into early spring. Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' has dark pink flowers that age to white, strongly flushed pink. 'Charles Lamont' is similar, but the flowers are a purer, brighter pink, while the flowers of Deben are white with a pink flush. Bred at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales.

Week 5 2013. Hard to believe Viburnum x bodnantense has not yet featured on these pages. A wonderful and easy to grow deciduous shrub which produces delightful scented pink flowers over the winter and into early spring. Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' has dark pink flowers that age to white, strongly flushed pink. 'Charles Lamont' is similar, but the flowers are a purer, brighter pink, while the flowers of Deben are white with a pink flush. Bred at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales.

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Week 20 / 2013 Potentilla fruticosa Abbotswood. An easy to grow shrub of modest size which blooms from the spring right through to the autumn. Named after the garden in which it was discovered in the 1920's, it has been popular ever since and was given an award of garden merit by the RHS. We grow it in an area offering shade for part of the day and find the flowers last longer.

Week 20 / 2013 Potentilla fruticosa Abbotswood. An easy to grow shrub of modest size which blooms from the spring right through to the autumn. Named after the garden in which it was discovered in the 1920's, it has been popular ever since and was given an award of garden merit by the RHS. We grow it in an area offering shade for part of the day and find the flowers last longer.

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I was delighted to find this shrub as plant of the week, Week 7. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' brightened up an area of the gardens Les Metamorphozes when I visited earlier this week, before the rhododendrons and camellias burst into flower.  Its curled petals in shades of dark orange-red, filled the cold air with beautiful scent. 'Diane' is a broad-crowned, large deciduous shrub of open habit, with broadly oval leaves turning red and yellow in autumn.

I was delighted to find this shrub as plant of the week, Week 7. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' brightened up an area of the gardens Les Metamorphozes when I visited earlier this week, before the rhododendrons and camellias burst into flower. Its curled petals in shades of dark orange-red, filled the cold air with beautiful scent. 'Diane' is a broad-crowned, large deciduous shrub of open habit, with broadly oval leaves turning red and yellow in autumn.

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Week 16 - from a garden bursting with spring flowers, I have chosen to highlight Magnolia x soulangeana, a hybrid of Magnolia denudata and M. liliiflora first bred in France in 1820. There are many varieties in clours ranging from pure white through to deep red, but Magnolia × soulangeana is notable for its ease of cultivation, and its relative tolerance to wind and alkaline soils. A wonderful tree or large shrub for its spring flowers. Photo taken on a Garden Design Academy trip to…

Week 16 - from a garden bursting with spring flowers, I have chosen to highlight Magnolia x soulangeana, a hybrid of Magnolia denudata and M. liliiflora first bred in France in 1820. There are many varieties in clours ranging from pure white through to deep red, but Magnolia × soulangeana is notable for its ease of cultivation, and its relative tolerance to wind and alkaline soils. A wonderful tree or large shrub for its spring flowers. Photo taken on a Garden Design Academy trip to…

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Kniphofia Timothy - Plant of the Week 28. Red Hot Pokers are one of the plants that some garden snobs look down on, but the bees love them and they are easily grown perennials for a sunny position. Best in a well drained soil but with some moisture during the summer. They give spectacular spikes of colour from clumps of grass-like leaves. Removing flower spikes as they are spent ensures a much longer flowering period.

Kniphofia Timothy - Plant of the Week 28. Red Hot Pokers are one of the plants that some garden snobs look down on, but the bees love them and they are easily grown perennials for a sunny position. Best in a well drained soil but with some moisture during the summer. They give spectacular spikes of colour from clumps of grass-like leaves. Removing flower spikes as they are spent ensures a much longer flowering period.

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Nothing says "Spring" quite like the Crocus so these cheerful little flowers are our Plant of the Week 10.  There are many different species of Crocus but these, liighting up a patch of dormant Iris germanica, are from a bag of mixed "Dutch Crocuses" available at supermarkets and garden centres.   These are easy to grow bulbs which increase every year and are ideal for naturalising, althouth they are attractive to  hungry squirrels, mice and voles.

Nothing says "Spring" quite like the Crocus so these cheerful little flowers are our Plant of the Week 10. There are many different species of Crocus but these, liighting up a patch of dormant Iris germanica, are from a bag of mixed "Dutch Crocuses" available at supermarkets and garden centres. These are easy to grow bulbs which increase every year and are ideal for naturalising, althouth they are attractive to hungry squirrels, mice and voles.

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Week 24 - Pæony. In general, paeonies are long lived, hardy, relatively drought resistant, disease resistant and require low levels of maintenance. This one, name unknown, was bought cheaply from our local supermarket!   Peonies can be grown in a border of their own, but most gardeners would prefer to include them among other plants. They look fabulous with perennials and consider planting spring bulbs such as crocuses around them. In August and September many have great autumn leaf colour.

Week 24 - Pæony. In general, paeonies are long lived, hardy, relatively drought resistant, disease resistant and require low levels of maintenance. This one, name unknown, was bought cheaply from our local supermarket! Peonies can be grown in a border of their own, but most gardeners would prefer to include them among other plants. They look fabulous with perennials and consider planting spring bulbs such as crocuses around them. In August and September many have great autumn leaf colour.

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Week 22. Iris pallida Argentea Variegata.  So many wonderful Iris are in flower at the moment but for this weeks plant I have chosen one which is grown as much for the foliage as for the flowers. It forms a low clump of sword-like leaves, with silvery-white and grey-green stripes running lengthwise. In regions with mild winters it remains nearly evergreen. Fragrant lavender-blue flowers, excellent for cutting, appear in early summer. Photo taken at the chateau de Villandry in the Loire…

Week 22. Iris pallida Argentea Variegata. So many wonderful Iris are in flower at the moment but for this weeks plant I have chosen one which is grown as much for the foliage as for the flowers. It forms a low clump of sword-like leaves, with silvery-white and grey-green stripes running lengthwise. In regions with mild winters it remains nearly evergreen. Fragrant lavender-blue flowers, excellent for cutting, appear in early summer. Photo taken at the chateau de Villandry in the Loire…

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Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight is 2013 plant of the week 6. The golden variegated leaves of this evergreen  shine out in even the most dull winters day. A tough shrub, which like its silver-leaved forms can be grown as a hedging plant, it is tolerent of a wide range of difficult conditions, fixing its own nitrogen from the atmosphere. They produce insignificant but exquisitely scented flowers in the autumn and the fruits are edible.

Elaeagnus x ebbingei Limelight is 2013 plant of the week 6. The golden variegated leaves of this evergreen shine out in even the most dull winters day. A tough shrub, which like its silver-leaved forms can be grown as a hedging plant, it is tolerent of a wide range of difficult conditions, fixing its own nitrogen from the atmosphere. They produce insignificant but exquisitely scented flowers in the autumn and the fruits are edible.

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Salvia involucrata in flower at the Garden Design Academy. Plant of the week 42/2013 A late but glorious bloomer, Rosebud Sage starts producing hot pink blossoms in late summer and continues into early winter -- growing more spectacular every day -- unless cut down to the ground by hard frost. A native of Mexico.

Salvia involucrata in flower at the Garden Design Academy. Plant of the week 42/2013 A late but glorious bloomer, Rosebud Sage starts producing hot pink blossoms in late summer and continues into early winter -- growing more spectacular every day -- unless cut down to the ground by hard frost. A native of Mexico.

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