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Clematis koreana 'Broughton Bride'

Added on 21 Apr, 2018 | 1 photo

Clematis 'Broughton Bride', a white early flowering Clematis April/May.


Clematis tangutica 'Helios'

Added on 5 Aug, 2016 | 2 photos

Flowers june-October. Up to 2.5m. Prune group 3. Yellow flowers. Planted beside Cherry Plum in Golden border. Ta...


Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty'

Added on 14 Feb, 2015 | 1 photo

Also known as C. clarkeana 'winter beauty'. I spotted one in a local garden in flower this week (mid f...


Clematis viticella 'Abundance'

Added on 3 Apr, 2016 | 1 photo

Planted to grow up Bramley apple tree. April 2016 Ashbrook.


Cornus alba 'Baton Rouge'

Added on 19 Sep, 2016 | 2 photos

I decided to add a red barked dogwood to the top of the raised bed so we would have a bit more winter colour. It...


Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Added on 20 Sep, 2016 | 2 photos

Hardy. White variegated foliage. Red winter stems. Blue berries in autumn. 2.5 x2.5m.

1 in end of driveside b...

Cornus alba ‘Midwinter Fire’

Added on 1 Nov, 2017 | 0 photos

Three young shrubs bought for raised border. Oct. 2017.

Cornus alba sibirica

Added on 6 Oct, 2017 | 0 photos

Another red stemmed dogwood for my hot colours bed. They are great for supporting the perennials in summer, and ...


Cornus florida 'Rubra'

Added on 20 Jan, 2017 | 1 photo

Genus: Cornus.
Species: Cornus florida.


Cornus mas 'Aurea'

Added on 18 May, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Cornus.
Species: Cornus mas.

Golden foliage variety of my favourite late winter flowering shrub/small tree. 2 in the hedge border.


Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

Added on 14 Jan, 2019 | 1 photo

Golden stemmed Dogwood. Three added to Golden Border, January 2019. From Gardening Express.

Position: full su...


Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue'

Added on 27 Feb, 2019 | 3 photos

Kevock Feb. 2019.

Position: partial shade
Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil


Corydalis solida 'Beth Evans'

Added on 5 Mar, 2017 | 1 photo

Tuberous perennial with grey-green, deeply divided leaves and racemes of pink flowers with downward facing spurs...


Corylopsis pauciflora

Added on 2 Apr, 2019 | 1 photo

To be kept in a pot, out of strong winds. April 2019


Cotinus coggyria 'Golden spirit'

Added on 27 Feb, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Cotinus.
Species: Cotinus coggyria.


Cotoneaster exburiensis

Added on 4 Feb, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Cotoneaster.
Species: Cotoneaster exburiensis.

Large shrub/small spreading tree. Evergreen leaves, white flowers beloved by bees, golden berries in the autumn....


Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia'

Added on 15 Oct, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Cotoneaster.
Species: Cotoneaster frigidus.

in pot at gate.


Crassula pellucida ssp. marginata 'variegata'

Added on 10 Aug, 2018 | 1 photo

Beautiful and easy trailing succulent with red and cream leaves and tiny white flowers in summer. Not hardy.


Crinodendron hookerianum (Chinese Lantern Tree)

Added on 7 Dec, 2018 | 1 photo

Evergreen stiff-branched shrub, with narrow dark-green leaves. In May/June, lantern-like crimson pendent flowers...


Crocosmia 'Honey Angel'

Added on 11 Sep, 2013 | 2 photos

Crocosmia (from Mum, yellow flowers)

Added on 13 Nov, 2014 | 0 photos


Crocosmia x crocosmiflora 'George Davidson'

Added on 26 Apr, 2016 | 2 photos

Genus: Crocosmia.
Species: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.

2 for the hot border. Crocus April 2016


Crocus ?seiberi

Added on 9 Aug, 2018 | 2 photos

30 bulbs in pot. August 2018. Transplant in spring when leaves are growing.


Crocus 'Ard Schenk'

Added on 9 Sep, 2016 | 1 photo

Genus: Crocus.
Species: Crocus ancyrensis.

60 white crocus in rectangular planters at back decking. Sept 2016.


Crocus 'Grand Maitre'

Added on 3 Mar, 2014 | 1 photo


Crocus ‘Jeanne D’Arc’

Added on 13 Sep, 2014 | 2 photos


Crocus (early blue ? tomassianus?)

Added on 7 Mar, 2015 | 1 photo

In the back shady borders. Not planted by me.


Crocus (Gold/Cream)

Added on 7 Mar, 2015 | 1 photo


Crocus (Gold/Yellow)

Added on 7 Mar, 2015 | 1 photo


Crocus minimus 'Spring Beauty'

Added on 26 Feb, 2019 | 1 photo


Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'

Added on 3 Mar, 2014 | 3 photos

In raised planter in back garden. brought from old garden in pots.

100 planted around the two Elders at the ...


Crocus, Dutch Purple

Added on 23 Feb, 2019 | 1 photo


Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Aurea'

Added on 15 Mar, 2015 | 2 photos

Genus: Cryptomeria.
Species: Cryptomeria japonica.

Conical soft foliage, light yellow. 10 year height, 6 feet.


Cryptomeria japonica 'Tilford Gold'

Added on 23 Apr, 2018 | 3 photos

Rounded bush. Golden Foliage. 3' in 10 years. One in Golden Border. April 2018.

21st July 2019. Back in ...

cyclamen coum

Added on 28 Feb, 2016 | 0 photos

Genus: Cyclamen.
Species: Cyclamen coum.


Cyclamen hederifolium

Added on 8 Dec, 2013 | 2 photos

Genus: Cyclamen.
Species: Cyclamen hederifolium.

Twelve good pots at Dobbies for £1 each. Planted under shrubs in raised borders.


Cytisus Porlock (Canary Broom)

Added on 15 May, 2017 | 1 photo


Daphne x transatlantica ‘Pink Fragrance’

Added on 2 Apr, 2019 | 2 photos

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: sl...


Dianella tasmanica 'Tas Red'

Added on 4 Feb, 2016 | 1 photo

Grass like plant with evergreen sword-like foliage. In summer has blue flowers and blue berries in winter. Hardy.


Dianthus 'Neon Star'

Added on 26 Jun, 2019 | 1 photo


Dianthus ‘Kahori’

Added on 21 Jun, 2018 | 1 photo

Dicentra Formosa 'Bacchanal'

Added on 24 Apr, 2018 | 0 photos

Two in Pod Garden from Crocus April 2018.


Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’

Added on 6 Apr, 2018 | 1 photo

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, humus-rich, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline
Rate of g...


Dicentra formosa ‘Bountiful’

Added on 30 Apr, 2019 | 1 photo

Common and traditional perennial with flowers resembling hearts. Does well in shade. The compound leaves are del...


Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Added on 19 Mar, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Dicentra.
Species: Dicentra spectabilis.


Digitalis ‘Firebird’

Added on 26 Jun, 2019 | 1 photo

Digitalis Firebird is an easy plant to grow. All it needs is a spot outdoors in the sun.

It is happy in eithe...

Digitalis (seedling)

Added on 28 Jun, 2018 | 0 photos

From Sheila (Scotsgran) in the Wildflower Area


Digitalis Grandiflora

Added on 6 Jun, 2014 | 3 photos

Three plants from Crocus June 2014. For Golden Border.

Position: full sun to partial shade
Soil: moist, well...


Disporum ‘Moonlight’

Added on 13 Aug, 2019 | 1 photo

A new variety with green and cream-white variegated, waxy leaves that change to a pinky red colour in autumn. Wh...


Drimys lanceolata

Added on 15 Oct, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Drimys.
Species: Drimys lanceolata.

two in large pot at garage.


Dryopteris (Male Fern)

Added on 20 May, 2018 | 1 photo


Dryopteris affinis 'Pinderi'

Added on 24 Apr, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Dryopteris.
Species: Dryopteris affinis.

Semi evergreen fern hardy 60cm.


Dryopteris cristata 'The King'

Added on 23 Jun, 2016 | 1 photo

Genus: Dryopteris.
Species: Dryopteris cristata.

For the Fernery. June 2016. Glendoick


Dryopteris erythrosora

Added on 8 Dec, 2013 | 1 photo

Genus: Dryopteris.
Species: Dryopteris erythrosora.

Large plant bought in Dobbies sale and planted in shade at back of house.


Dryopteris wallichiana

Added on 18 Sep, 2013 | 2 photos

black stemmed hardy fern for shade


Dutch Iris 'Metallic Shades'

Added on 2 Jun, 2016 | 2 photos


Echeveria 'Pearl of Nuremberg'

Added on 8 Aug, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Echeveria.
Species: Echeveria 'Pearl of Nuremberg'.

RHS AGM hardy and perennial in good drainage. Four in greenhouse planter.


Echeveria ‘Pink Edge’

Added on 29 Dec, 2017 | 2 photos


Echeveria (Blue unknown variety)

Added on 27 Oct, 2018 | 1 photo


Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'

Added on 7 Aug, 2017 | 2 photos


Echeveria setosa (could be 'Tarantula')

Added on 30 May, 2017 | 2 photos

Succulent kindly sent to me from Angela. Blue rosettes of leaves, hairy.


Echinacea (red, poss. ‘Tomato Soup’)

Added on 4 Aug, 2019 | 1 photo

A perennial I planted years ago, which I thought had disappeared.



Added on 9 Aug, 2015 | 13 photos

Anything that can be eaten that grows in my garden. Fruit, vegetables, flowers.


Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'

Added on 22 Aug, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Elaeagnus.
Species: Elaeagnus pungens.

August 2014 in Golden border to replace veronicastrum.


Enkianthus campanulatus

Added on 30 Oct, 2015 | 3 photos

2m x 1.2m in 10 years. Deciduous shrub with little white bell flowers in spring and fabulous autumn colours. Lig...


Epimedium grandiflorum 'Sirius'

Added on 7 May, 2015 | 2 photos

Genus: Epimedium.
Species: Epimedium grandiflorum.

One for the shade garden. From Long Acre


Epimedium versicolor Sulphureum

Added on 3 Mar, 2017 | 3 photos

2 big roots from Siris, planted in Golden Border. March 2017.


Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

Added on 10 Mar, 2016 | 2 photos

Genus: Epimedium.
Species: Epimedium x perralchicum.

Bright yellow flowers. 40 x 60cm. In golden border.


Eranthis hyemalis Cilicica - Winter Aconite

Added on 3 Mar, 2015 | 2 photos


Erica arborea 'Albert's Gold'

Added on 3 Feb, 2014 | 2 photos

Two planted in front of hedge at front garden. Three more in the patio garden. 2014. Added two more n new drives...


Erica Carnea ‘Springwood White’

Added on 8 Nov, 2018 | 2 photos

Bright green foliage. White flowers winter and spring. Trailing habit. 15cm x 45cm. Two in back garden planters....


Erica vagans 'Yellow John'

Added on 6 Jul, 2015 | 2 photos

Genus: Erica.
Species: Erica vagans.

white flowers late summer. Golden foliage in winter. 35 x 45 cm.


Erica x griffithsii 'Valerie Griffiths'

Added on 29 Oct, 2015 | 2 photos

Summer/Autumn flowering heather with golden evergreen foliage. 40x55cm.

Erigeron 'Stallone'

Added on 26 May, 2017 | 0 photos

A named variety of karvinskianus. 3 in patio border at front edge.


Erigeron glaucous 'Sea Breeze'

Added on 23 Jun, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Erigeron.
Species: Erigeron glaucous 'Sea Breeze'.


Erigeron karvinskianus

Added on 27 Feb, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Erigeron.
Species: Erigeron karvinskianus.


Erigeron speciosus 'Blue Beauty'

Added on 30 Apr, 2018 | 2 photos

Fleabane Daisies have similar flowers to the fall blooming Michaelmas Daisies, but produce a showy summer-long d...


Erodium flore pleno

Added on 19 Jun, 2019 | 1 photo


Erodium reichardii 'Album'

Added on 18 Apr, 2017 | 1 photo

In a pot on the decking.


Eryngium ‘Neptune’s Gold’

Added on 23 May, 2019 | 2 photos

Golden foliage, pale blue flowers July-August. 50cm x 35cm. Attracts bees and butterflies.


Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’

Added on 27 Mar, 2019 | 2 photos

From Parkers. Roots starting in to growth. Potted into three pots. March 2019


Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'

Added on 21 May, 2019 | 1 photo


Escallonia 'Golden Carpet'

Added on 3 Oct, 2017 | 1 photo

50x50cm evergreen. Golden foliage with red flowers in summer.


Escallonia 'Iveyi'

Added on 3 Apr, 2016 | 2 photos

Genus: Escallonia.
Species: Escallonia.


Escallonia 'Red Dream'

Added on 13 Jul, 2015 | 1 photo

Genus: Escallonia.
Species: Escallonia 'Red Dream'.

Escallonia 'Red Dream' is a dense, rounded evergreen shrub, with tiny, glossy oval shaped leaves. Leav...


Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’

Added on 21 Nov, 2017 | 2 photos

Compact evergreen shrub with pale pink flowers from mid-summer 1x1m ideal for sunny coastal gardens.


Euonymus 'Emerald 'N' Gold'

Added on 31 May, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Euonymus.
Species: Euonymus fortunei.

1m. Full sun or part shade.


Euonymus (mini standard)

Added on 3 Jun, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Euonymus.
Species: Euonymus fortunei.

Var. unknown. Small standard stem. In golden border.


Euonymus (standard)

Added on 2 Dec, 2014 | 1 photo

in patio border for winter interest.


Euonymus alata compacta

Added on 11 Sep, 2013 | 3 photos


Euonymus fortunei 'Blondy'

Added on 19 May, 2015 | 1 photo

Genus: Euonymus.
Species: Euonymus fortunei.


Euonymus fortunei 'Golden Prince'

Added on 1 Sep, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Euonymus.
Species: Euonymus fortunei.


Euonymus japonica picta 'Luna'

Added on 31 May, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Euonymus.
Species: Euonymus japonica picta.

1.5x1m Full sun or light shade.


Euonymus japonicus 'Kathy'

Added on 14 Feb, 2018 | 1 photo


Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Added on 31 May, 2014 | 1 photo

Genus: Euonymus.
Species: Euonymus japonicus.

RHS AGM. Sun or light shade. 2.5 x 2.5m.

Euonymus japonicus ‘White Spire’

Added on 27 Jan, 2019 | 0 photos

Grows to 50cm. Do not trim. Dobbies, Jan 20119 for back garden displays.


Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Robbiae’

Added on 29 May, 2017 | 1 photo

Three in Golden Border. May 2017.


Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'

Added on 8 Nov, 2016 | 1 photo

Smokey blue-green foliage edged with contrasting cream margins. Makes a great evergreen display. From early spri...


Euphorbia oblongata

Added on 12 Jun, 2014 | 2 photos

Genus: Euphorbia.
Species: Euphorbia oblongata.

This is a vigorous herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves that have pale green veins. The flowers are a vib...


Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’

Added on 2 Mar, 2019 | 1 photo

To grow indoors, and go into the white garden during the summer.