Gardens, Plant of the month

Plant of the month – July 2018 – Rosa ‘Souvenir du Docteur Jamain’

Order: Rosales           Family: Rosaceae           Subfamily: Rosoideae            Genus: Rosa Type: Perennial          Propagation: Seed, plant propagation, cuttings, grafting Native to: Mostly Asia, some Europe and North America I love roses, especially the ones who live in my garden. Yet few are the ones who manage to create an attachment as strong as the one I feel for… Continue reading Plant of the month – July 2018 – Rosa ‘Souvenir du Docteur Jamain’

Gardens, Plant of the month

Plant of the month – April 2018 – Muscari

Order:                   Asparagales Family:                  Asparagaceae Subfamily:            Scilloideae Genus:                  Muscari Common Name:   Grape Hyacinth Type:                      Perennial bulb Soil:                       Chalk, clay, sand, loam Ph:                         Acid, alkaline, neutral Aspect:                  Full sun / partial shade Propagation:         Seed of bulb division Native to:               Central and… Continue reading Plant of the month – April 2018 – Muscari

Gardens, Plant of the month

Plant of the month – July 2016 – White lavender

Order:Lamiales Family:Lamiaceae Subfamily:Nepetoideae Genus:Lavandula Type: Hardy to tender, annual to perennial herbaceous plants or small shrubs Propagation: Cuttings or Seed (won’t come true in hybrids) Native to: Mediterranean Europe, Middle East and India Every year I have a new craze for my garden, a plant I never noticed before or didn’t use to like, which… Continue reading Plant of the month – July 2016 – White lavender

Gardens, Plant of the month

Plant of the month – May 2016 – Aquilegia

Order: Ranunculales                  Family: Ranunculaceae Subfamily: Thalictroideae        Genus: Aquilegia Type: Hardy perennial                Propagation: Seed Native to: Europe and North America I never planted an Aquilegia, yet at this time of year my garden is full of them. They are not fancy ones with strange colours and extra long spurs at the… Continue reading Plant of the month – May 2016 – Aquilegia