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, September 3, 2016


Spring Gardens
2 established private Gardens
October 1 & 2, 2016
9.30am -4.00pm    $6.00 entry children free
THE  SHAMBLES                                                                                                                                85 Western Ave Montville 4560
Wongawilli                                                                                                                                             19 Manley DRIVE, MONTVILLE 4560
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Abelia floribunda,     Semi-evergreen or evergreen medium shrub with shiny ovate leaves and clusters of tubular cerise flowers to 5cm long.  Mexico         Central Shrub garden with the other collected Abelias

Weigela foliis purpueia         'Foliis Purpueis' is a small, spreading deciduous shrub with ovate, dull purplish-green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, rosy-pink flowers paler within      Stone Circle garden South East Corner with the other collected Weigelas
Forsythia viridissima, The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves, bright yellow with a deeply four-lobed flower, the petals joined only at the base. These become pendant in rainy weather thus shielding the reproductive parts.  The genus is named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), a Scottish botanist who was royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society     Embankment behind the Pool with newly collected Salvias   China
Fuchsia shrub “Shower of Stars”               East Border garden

Fuchsia shrub “Annabel”                            East Border garden

Fuchsia shrub “Carla Johnson”                    East Border garden

Fuchsia (white Shrub) from Rowenas garden         East Border garden

Fuchsia “Viona”                                        East Border garden

Fuchsia  “Marcia                                          East Border garden

Salvia “Blue Bird”     Blue                                    Poole Embankment

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

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)  Pool Embankment

Salvia “Cookie”  (Blue)               North West Corner garden

Salvia disermas  White, mauve and white  South Africa         North West Corner garden

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

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

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          North West Corner garden

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  Pool Embankment garden

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  North west Corner Stone Circle

Salvia Buchananii “Wendys Wish”      Pool Embankment garden

Added  after 2nd September

Tea Rose “The Shambles’ Rose  x 6   South Rose garden and Front path garden

Pyrostegia venusta syn. Pyrostegia ignea   Orange Trumpet vine. Flame vine is a rampant climber that carries cascades of bright orange tubular flowers. he plant from which the painting of P. venusta in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine was illustrated was collected in Brazil in 1815 by Admiral Sir John Beresford (Second Sea Lord and Conservative politician). The species was first described by John Miers in 1863 Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.  Northwest Cornet garden West Fence

Petrea volubis  Purple Wreath          Front Embankment/House sign

Rhododendron vireya “Dixie”  Yellow Tropical Rhododendron  Near Plough inn

Lobelia laxiflora Mexican lobelia, Narrow leaf shrub , orange and yellow flowers. It is also considered poisonous. The plant contains alkaloids and other toxic oils that can cause vomiting, diarrhea or other problems if consumed. Introduced to Britain in 1825.    Mexico, South, Central, and North America as far north as Arizona in the United States Central Lawn and border garden near pool fence

Euphorbia fulgens   Scarlet flowering, narrow leaves  In Mexico, they are often used as Christmas plants. They’re seen as more convenient than large conifers, and as they’re a local plant, they’re in plentiful supply. Mexico   North West Corner stone circle

Spiraea x bumada  Pink. Spiraea japonica is one of the parent plants of Spiraea x bumalda. Flowering semideciduous Spiraea China North west Corner garden

Westringea fruiticosa “ Wynyabbie Gem”         North west Corner garden

Anigozanthus hybrid “Bush Pearl”  red-pink flowering Kangaroo paw     North West Corner garden

Banksia Integrifolia Coastal Banksia               North West Rainforest garden

Grevillea glossadenia x venusta “Orange Marmalade”  North West Corner garden/border

Grevillea whiteana “Moonlight   North West Corner garden/border

Grevillea (G.Superb and G.Moonlight) “Flamingo”  Pink   North West Corner garden/border

Grevillea longistyla x venusta  “Firesprite” North West Corner garden/border

Hardenbergia violacea “Meema”  Purple flowering bushy groundcover  Western fence Fenced Rose garden

Hovea acutifolia ‘Ponted Leaved Hovea’  Purple flowering sub shrub. The genus name honours Anton Pantaleon Hove, a Polish plant collector. Eastern Australia North border near Plough inn

Metrosideros collina “Spingfire” native to French Polynesia and the Cook islands. The species was first formally described by botanist Johann Reinhold Forster and his son Georg Forster in 1775. It was given the name Leptospermum collinum. Front Embankment/ House sign

Hibiscus roas-sinensis  “Snowflake”  Variegated red flowering Hibiscus  Criss cross garden

Also from Punnet , throughout, oncluding these locations
Brassica oleracea   Ornamental Kale           front path garden

Gaura lindheimeri   Butterfly Bush            North west Corner Garden

Statice perezii “Blue Seas”

Coreopis grandiflora                                  North west Corner


Primula malacoides                                   Stone bed, Central shrub garden

Viola x wittrockiana Pansy “Giant Butterflys”  Near Back stairs

Viola cornuta                                         Stone bed. Near back stairs

From seed:
Tropeolum majus  Nasturtium “Black Velvet”

Tropeolum majus  Nasturtium  “Jewel Cherry Rose”

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