Friday, October 31, 2008

Greenhouse Repair.

Last Saturday we worked on fixing up one of our old greenhouses. We put in a new gravel floor, weed barrier, then rebuilt the frame over the top again.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2 Variegated Ironwoods

We have 2 variegated Parrotias in the garden 'Lamplighter' from the UK & 'Persian Lace' which was a Rippingale Nursery introduction. When I first wrote the original catalog description for 'Persian Lace' I said that it looked like someone had been sick all over it! It still sold & I'm still not sure if I like it but we do have the original plant :^)..

Parrotia persica 'Lapmlighter'

Parrotia persica 'Persian Lace'

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Climbing Hydrangea

We have many different Climbing Hydrangea in the garden but it's still hard to beat the most commonly available of them all Hydrangea anomala petiolaris when it comes to Autumn Colour.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Acer palmatum 'Fairy Hair'

For the Japanese Maple collector that already has everything else!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku'

Well I'm going to make a concerted effort to get the Plantmad blog up & running. I though this photo Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku' taken on October 18th 2008 would be a good place to start.