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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Shambles and plant collecting, acquisitions keeps on keeping on

Plants added   The Shambles,   July 2016   

Strobilanthes flaccidifolius "The Shambles"

These acquisitions listed below are in fact potted up and waiting for spring. It hasn't been a bad winter. There has been intermittent rain and it's only just now dipping down in temperature

The following Fuchsia and Salvias are waiting along with Abelia floribunda, Weigela purpurea and Forsythia , all in pots for a chance in spring. God know where they will fit
Fuchsia shrub “Shower of Stars”

Fuchsia shrub “Annabel”

Fuchsia shrub “Carla Johnson”

Fuchsia (white Shrub) from Rowenas garden

Salvia “Blue Bird”     Blue

Salvia chamelaeagnea  (mauve and white) Afrikaanse salie. South Africa, Cape of Good Hope

Salvia cacaliifolia Blue Vine Sage Chiapas, Mexico, and in Guatemala and Honduras, at 1,500–2,500 m (4,921–8,202 ft) elevation. It has been available in the United Kingdom for many years, after being recognized by William Robinson in 1933 (Royal Blue)

Salvia “Cookie”  (Blue)

Salvia disermas  White, mauve and white  South Africa

Salvia flocculosa   Ecuadorian sage (Blue) The flowers, which seem to never stop blooming, are strongly marked with white bee lines. Ecuador

Salvia gesneriifolia  Red black bracts, It was named in honor of 15th century Swiss botanist Conrad Gessner Mexico

Salvia greggii  “Pumpkin”

Salvia microphylla  ‘Huntington Red’ is an evergreen plant, growing from 70cm to 1 meter and spreading from 60 to 75cm. It has a shrubby growth habit with many thin, but firm and upright stems. The striking dark coloured stems approach black in colour and show off the red flowers. The calyces are almost black

Salvia pratensis   ( Meadow sage Pink cultivar) perennial forming a basal clump 1 to 1.5 m (3.3 to 4.9 ft) tall, with rich green rugose leaves that are slightly ruffled and toothed on the edges Europe West Asia

Salvia radula         white flowering Salvia radula is also called Scrappy African Sage and is native to the botanically rich mountain regions of South Africa and grows at elevations from 1300 to 1900 meters. South Africa