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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

"An Open Garden" successful book launch

A beautiful fine spiring day and plenty of colour greeted guest for our book launch on 22nd september.
Kyleigh worked very hard to decorate our 6 x 9 meter shed for guest to sit in and table and chairs were borrowed for the occasion.
Margaret and Laurie Jeays help put the finishing touches on the "Plough Inn" which was prepared with a big purple ribbon and bow for the occasion and a plaque fixed withe the names of all those who helped us keep this building standing in the last 20 years.
Guests enjoyed afternoon tea, prepared by Kyleigh and later wine, beer and cheese platters at the "Plough Inn". The book "An Open Garden and Visiting Gardens by Motor Car" was lauched with great success and the day finished with dinner at a local restaurant for some stayers and players.
Thanks to Tom Moroney for MC duties and all of our friends and family who helped out.
Until next time

Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Launch in a Spring garden

 Western Path around the house "The Shambles"
In spite of nearly 2 months without rain the garden is green and mature shrubs and trees and bursting with colour. Brunfelsia latifolia and B. americana are in flower as is white may and the Wisteria. Epiphytic Orchids are flowering and in bud . The Eupatorium megalophyllum is covered in purple flowers. It seems that purple an white will be the colour theme for our garden party.
Party news 2 PM, 22/9/2012, "The Shambles" 85 Western Avenue , Montville
Book launch of "An Open garden and Visiting Gardens by Motor Car"
+ reopening of the renovated "Plough Inn"
New plants acquired in our recent trip to Warwick include Teuchrium frutescens, Abelia schumannii, Marsh mallow and White Broom.
We were given Tillandsia "Queens Tears" and a white unknown Bauhinea by Sue at Assmanshausen Winery.
New Marguerite Daisys and planting out of our own cuttings grown perennials including Hypericum and Cleome will fill in some gaps. Very few losses in spite of appalling dry conditions
Michael Simpson