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:6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 18th July.See some photosLochcarron Producers Day- in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month: 26th June, 31st July.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.Recent Plant Name Changes Of NoteAdvancing technology has given botanists a far better understanding of the true genetic relationships between different plant. This has revealed that many plants that are superficially similar looking, and as such were classified as related, are in fact not closely related and need re-naming to reflect this.Recent changes of note amongst plants we sell include:Cortaderia richardii --> Austroderia richardii - ‘Toe-toe’, a tough and adaptable large grass often erroneously called a ‘pampas grass’.Delosperma congestum --> Malotigena frantiskae-niederlovae - Now unpronounceably named hardy South African succulent.The majority of plants in gardens in the genus Aster have now been split off into several new genera.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 these genera.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 should 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.Flaming JuneSo it’s June and the weather is still freezing, wet and windy. We had the worse weather for a May that anyone can remember and June hasn’t started much better. Still at least the days are long and everything has plenty of water to grow.Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings'Chaerophyllum, fern and EuphorbiaTrillium erectumSummer Bedding PlantsRhodohypoxisNew 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 yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'Rhododendron ‘Sneezy’Myosotidium hortensiaThe 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