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Malus 'Van Eseltine' - crab apple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Malus 'Van Eseltine' - crab apple

Another charming crab apple is this variety “Van Eseltine”. At the end of April / beginning of May it produces profusion of scarlet red spherical buds on long stalks which open to semi double and double pink flowers with yellow stamens. Fruits are small ornamental red-flushed yellow apples. Leaves …

Rosa 'Dark Red' - rose Plants / Roses

Rosa 'Dark Red' - rose

Dark Red is a patio/polyantha rose (the botanists are in disagreement as far as naming the groups). It has double flowers of velvet-like deep red colour. These roses are low maintenance but still breathtaking, low, cluster-flowered shrubs. They bloom from end spring in several phases until the frosts. …

Paeonia suffruticosa - tree peony Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Paeonia suffruticosa - tree peony

Tree peonies are beautiful, woody shrubs. Unlike the perennial type, these make woody branches that slowly form a low, mounding shrub. Flowers are large, often double or full, of all possible colours – white, cream, yellow, orange, various shades of pink, purple and red, even violet. Leaves are deeply …

Iris ensata 'Asian Warrior' - Japanese Iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris ensata 'Asian Warrior' - Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris (Iris ensata - formerly Iris kaempferi) blooms are captivating and graceful. Their superior size and colors are worth the efforts of cultivation. Their blooms are often saucer-size or larger, colors of white, shades of blue and purple, red-violet and are often veined or marbled with a contrasting …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its …

Daylilies: facts & fiction Plants / Perennials

4 KINNEBREW SEEDLING

In between the big spring tidying up and the hectic of autumn plantings there is a brief time in July when - exception granted for a few chores - the gardener has nothing to do but enjoy his flowers. No danger of cold snaps, incredible weather or other terrors. Moreover days are long and one can sit …