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, October 14, 2012

Book Launch, "An Open Garden" and more new plantings

 Rose 'Buff Beauty' and 'Zepherine Drouhin' at 'The Shambles' Oct 2012
We are looking forward to our Book Launch evening at Rosetta Book Shop, Maleny on thursday 18th October. Being an evening start, 5 30-6 pm means coming straight from work for the occasion.
"An Open garden , and Visiting Gardens by Motor Car has been well received and there are only a few copies left available. attendees should contact Rosetta book shop at or by ringing 54352134 by Tuesday 16th. No one will be turned away however.
Today a scruffy area on our eastern boundary garden, near the side stairs had a makeover. A big clump of Agapanthus praecox was removed along with a bucket of mysterious corms and a large Dichorisandra Blue ginger lily. In this place were planted well established specimens of Rosa banksii alba, Rosa Bloomfield Abundance opposite a mature Rosa banksii lutea. Lavender (Lavandula stoechas), Rosmarinus officinalis, Thyme and Oregana in pots and Lemon grass were planted. Fennel made up the new planting in front of pre-existing Salvia madrense, Salva involucrata and Salvia 'Purple Majesty'.
Several pot bound pelargoniums were released into the ground around the fenced rose garden and potted specimens of the roses 'Julias Rose' and 'Harry Wheatcroft' were put into the North Rose gardens. A new specimen of the rose 'Sparieshoop' was also added, together with a cuttings grown rose 'Carabella' from Ron Treloar.
It is our  third month without significant rain but we still have a very green garden. We made some very promising cuttings from a magnificent Rothmannia globosa outside the stained-glass workshop in Post Office Rd. Mapleton. We also put in a cutting froma very mature double white Camellia outside the site of a long gone Montville Guesthouse.
Michael Simpson

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