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, August 3, 2016

Flowering Whites

It is always good to have white flowering plants in shady corners and the great thing about Michelia and Pieris shrubs is that you can get up close to examine the showy  flower forms..
The Michelia shrubs are looking gorgeous . It seems like they have finally reached a size when they can not be ignored. Michelia doltsopa, Michelia x hybrid"Bubbles" , Michelia x hybrid "Mixed up miss", Michelia x hybrid "Coco" amongst others are well worth growing in domestic gardens.
Another favourite right now is Pieris ryukyuensis "Temple Bells' . I know this plant grows well down south and I have seen it as quite a big tree. For us it has been slow but it likes the south east corner where it is fair shady and protected.New foliage on the plant is burgandy /red but I just love the chains of small white bells.

Happy gardening, Kyleigh

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