Garden Cottage Nursery On The RoadThroughout the warmer months Lesley has a stall at various local markets:Poolewe Tuesday Market- Every Tuesday in Poolewe Hall (also with books).Next summer Lesley will also return to: Ullapool Market- Generally Fortnightly, plus some extra weeks, on Saturdays, in front of the Seaforth Hotel near the Ferry Terminal.Dates for 2015 confirmed so far:23rd May, 6th June.See some photosLochcarron Producers Day- in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month: 29th May, 26th June.Torridon Food and Craft Market - in Loch Torridon Community Centre FridaysTorridon Community Centre’s Facebook timeline has a nice photo from the 13th Aug 2014 of Lesley by her stall.If you want Lesley to bring you a particular plant e-mail or phone ahead on 01445781777
Searchable Availability ListThrough much ham-fisted coding Ben has managed to make our regularly updated and almost fully illustrated availability list searchable by name, cultural preferences and such, so now you can see just what shrubs we have for windy wet and shady sites. Please have a poke around and see what grabs you.Aster... Gone... Ish...As most daisies have very small individual parts to their flowers finding distinctions can be difficult and this has led to Asteraceae, the daisy family, historically having comparatively few genera with large numbers of species in many of the genera.As DNA analysis technology has improved in the last 20 years taxonomists can now compare genes of plants and fill-out their family trees and see their true relationships. The first of a genus to have been named is known as the ‘type’ and it is the standard to which all others must be compared. The European Aster amellus is Aster’s type species. Recently Aster has been scrutinised and from a peak of 500 species in the 70s, current indications suggest just 152 remain in Aster, mostly Eurasian species, but expect further trimming in coming years. Most of the “Asters” that we grow in gardens, like the classic ‘Michaelmas Daisies’, originate in America and are no longer considered to be in Aster. The commonest garden varieties belong in the catchy named genus Symphyotrichum. Click here for a wee table showing the names for some commonly cultivated types. Ron’s Book BothyShop The short winter days and inclement weather have afforded Ron time enough to set up an ebay shop to offer up various treasures from his vast stock of books, maps, postcard, and various other bits, bobs and curious that come his way. Click the logo on the left to take a shufti.May; Swallows, Midges and Warm WeatherWith summer heaving into view we are seeing the first swallows and cuckoos around the nursery and spring bulbs retreat back underground. As the chances of frosts diminish we start selling showy summer bedding plants and greenery is bursting out everywhere.Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings'Eat Your Greens!Trillium erectumSummer Bedding PlantsA Cat Failing To Earn It’s KeepNew Steps Built to Replace Those Destroyed By The Loss Of Our Huge Birch Tree In A January StormCalendula officinalis Calypso OrangeThe lumpy flowered dainty woodland prennial Uvularia perfoliataLinvingstone DaisiesLewisia cotyledon hybridsPrimula pulverulentaRhododendron 'Viscy'Rhododendron ‘Sneezy’Myosotidium hortensiaLate May and the pond is surrounded by Primulas and IrisesSummer Bedding Plants Now In!We now have a great range summer bedding plants on sale. There’s masses of colours and forms, from riotously flashy to classy pastels. Lesley has been busy making up lots of ready planted containers and hanging baskets for time-poor customers.On 25th April Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake, thousands lost their lives, countless people are homeless and the countries infrastructure is in ruins.The wonderful wild flora of Nepal has contributed so much to Western gardens, so please show our appreciation in their time of such dire need for help. Click on the image to the left and give whatever you can to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal.Veg Plants Now In!Come now for packs of brassica seedlings, mixed salad, as well as pots of tomatoes, chillies (hot as well as sweet) and strawberries. We also have a vast selection of culinary herbs to enliven your veggie dishes.
A Sunny June Morning At Ullapool MarketClick anywhere else to hide this
Renaming Of Some Common Garden Aster Species:Click anywhere to hide this