Monday, 15 August 2011

Plants at Dixter

As I have attempted to hint at in the two previous posts, the garden at Great Dixter was full of wonderful plants! Below is a selection from those that offered the most enjoyment, although it was jolly difficult to choose!
This is the last of the Dixter reports; I have to move on with my life.

Tagetes ‘Cinnabar’, Christopher Lloyd selected this over several years by growing long rows of them and saving seed from the tallest plant each year

This is one of my favourite plants, Salvia confertiflora. These are second year plants taken from cuttings last September, huge impressive things can be grown by digging the plant up before the frosts and overwintering them in the greenhouse. That third year display is magnificent!

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Rubenza’ & Ageratum houstonianum ‘Red Sea’

One of East Sussex’s finest getting stuck in to Amberboa muricata

Dipsacus fullonum, Teasel. Cracks in the path, it’s all over the bally place! A wonderful plant

Clematis viticella ‘Alba Luxurians’, I just read an article suggesting if you only have space for one Clematis then this is it! Strong stuff but it was certainly a joy to discover

Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay', this is a huge tree that was smothered in these delightfully scented blooms

A gem spotted in the plant sale area

£4? Investment


Martin Neill said...

£4.00 is very reasonable! Bertie, please see my reply to your query on ernieandi. Martin

Gardener in the Distance said...

You might be done with Dixter, Bertie, but these shots of such fine specimens have been a joy to see.

Janet said...

The planting combinations are interesting as you would expect at Dixter. The eucryphia is stunning.

Mumiola said...

That Clematis is amazing Bertie, I want one - can we squeeze it in anywhere!!!!

Helen O'Donnell said...

Wonderful Salvia! That tree, Eucryphia, is incredible too!

Bertie Bainbridge said...

The Eucryphia was particularly good. A thick coating of bees could be seen over it all day long!

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