Reliable shrubs are those, in my book, that will survive the winder undamaged and not need anything in the way of weather protection. Because, let’s face it, when autumn come along the thoughts of the caring gardener turns to cossetting tender shrubs. Yes, these temperamental treasures in the garden are going to need shelter, a …
Plus a short glossary of other Scottish words that sneaked in.
Spring is here!
apple tree arctic-alpine autumn Ben Lawers berries bird friendly chicken manure clematis coltsfoot Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca ‘Citrina’ drainage fertiliser Forsyth’s Plaister frost proof garden folklore giant lily good shrubs for winter greenhouse staging ground cover herb garden invasive plants ivy as insulation ivy damaging walls lily limey Luss Neidpath Castle pests plant protection plants from Himalayas plants to avoid plant support pots pruning rambling roses rose roses Scottish words troughs weeding wildflowers wildlife William Forsyth winter yirdit