Shots from 2010

After the shocking cold of January 2010, the PGP garden took a serious hit to various marginally hardy exotics. However, many things recovered and the hardy plants went from strength to strength over the following months. Below are some of the highlights of the year.

Akebia longeracemosa adorns one of the hazel rod screens. A great new climber from Taiwan with exceptionally long racemes of flower, as its name would suggest. This came through the hideous cold of December 2010 damaged, but was in full vigorous growth by May the following year, so one could describe it as perfectly hardy enough, for most of the UK at least.

Akebia longeracemosa adorns one of the hazel rod screens. A great new climber from Taiwan with exceptionally long racemes of flower, as its name would suggest. This came through the hideous cold of December 2010 damaged, but was in full vigorous growth by May the following year, so one could describe it as perfectly hardy enough, for most of the UK at least.

Salix exigua and Chionochloa rubra

Salix exigua and Chionochloa rubra

Rosa 'Cooperi'

Rosa 'Cooperi'

Red Cabbage babies

Red Cabbage babies

Red Cabbage etc

Red Cabbage etc

Lysimachia barystachys 'Huntingbrook'

Lysimachia barystachys 'Huntingbrook'

Lonicera pilosa F&M 256

Lonicera pilosa F&M 256

Lobelia tupa etc

Lobelia tupa etc

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus'

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus'

Zanthoxylum ailanthoides giving shade in a tight corner

Zanthoxylum ailanthoides giving shade in a tight corner

Crambe maritima etc

Crambe maritima etc

Early summer, with Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', Salix exigua at the rear and various others including a tall form of Eryngium agavoides in the foreground

Early summer, with Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', Salix exigua at the rear and various others including a tall form of Eryngium agavoides in the foreground

Self sown Onopordum acanthium dominate with their giant size.

Self sown Onopordum acanthium dominate with their giant size.

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze', Salix exigua and Artemisia

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze', Salix exigua and Artemisia

The garden in early summer

The garden in early summer

Firmiana simplex behind Hydrangea on sale

Firmiana simplex behind Hydrangea on sale

Euphorbia 'Blue Haze' & Carex testacea

Euphorbia 'Blue Haze' & Carex testacea

Eucalyptus dalrympleana, planted at 1m high and 9m tall after 3 years in the ground!

Eucalyptus dalrympleana, planted at 1m high and 9m tall after 3 years in the ground!

Cenolophium denudatum self sowing in the car-park

Cenolophium denudatum self sowing in the car-park

Carrierea calycina. Apart from sporadic and inconsistent flowering in previous years, this fascinating and truly handsome rarity seemed to reach true 'adulthood' in 2010 with a full covering of blossom.

Carrierea calycina. Apart from sporadic and inconsistent flowering in previous years, this fascinating and truly handsome rarity seemed to reach true 'adulthood' in 2010 with a full covering of blossom.

Alangium platanifolium. A great foliage plant, making a large shrub or small tree. Bone hardy and easy with gorgeous little 'ballerina' flowers under the branches in June. Rarely seen in gardens, for not good reason whatsoever.

Alangium platanifolium. A great foliage plant, making a large shrub or small tree. Bone hardy and easy with gorgeous little 'ballerina' flowers under the branches in June. Rarely seen in gardens, for not good reason whatsoever.

One Response to Shots from 2010

  1. DANIEL says:

    bonjour.comment dire cela devant des scène naturel mon âme se remplie de joie pour nouveau fleurissement.a bientôt de jardinier a jardinier

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