Top ten list of garden plants

  • Abutilons of all kinds
  • Buddlejas old and new
  • Epiphytic orchids and ferns
  • Gordonia species
  • Heliotrope, Lemon verbena, Fennel and herbs
  • Michelias of all sorts
  • Perennial Salvias large and small
  • Species Camellias
  • Tea and China Roses
  • Weigela of all types

Montville Rose

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wintering Over

Kyleigh and Susan johnston worked hard for Montvilles 'Royal wedding"

Some cooler weather 10-16' C, has finally arrived in June with a cold, dark and wet Queen's Birthday weekend to keep us inside. Fortunately we were not signed up for the "Gardens on the edge" local open garden weekend at ths time.
A merry occasion with the Montville Community "Royal wedding" of a local "Prince William and Kate" was a lot of work for Kyleigh and I played in the band. It went off with a bang.
In the garden the removal of trees and intensive cutting back of hedges has been going on at the same time as some house renovation of damaged eastern wall (age and weather) and restoration of new cedar sash windows both sides of the house. Out with sliding aluminium!
Camellia japonica 'Great Eastern' has been added to 'Tabbs', 'Helenor' and 'Fimbriata'.
Camellia vernalis 'Yuletide' was given to Kyleigh for all of her work at the above event.
Tiny dormant mail order specimens of Kolwitzia, Forsythia and Deuzia gracilis have been potted in larger pots in the paved area at the front of the house where tea rose cuttings have so successfully been raised and maintained. 2 x Salvia 'Meigans Magic' has been planted out near the front gate and two varieties of mail order lace cap Hydrangea macrophylla arrived and for their own safety were planted out in the Hydrangea walk shaded by our big Camellia japonica 'Aspasia Macarthur'.
Projects now considered are some sort of rescue and renovation for the "Plough Inn", an old packing shed on our northern boundary and for the construction of a coral and clamshell fountain or font.
We'll have quite a bit that's new in September for our own open garden
Michael Simpson

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