New PDF release: A Handbook of Scotland's Trees: The Essential Guide for

By Fiona Martynoga

ISBN-10: 1887354867

ISBN-13: 9781887354868

This concise but finished guide, compiled with the services of Reforesting Scotland's editors, covers bushes generally present in Scotland. From seed provenance and propagation to the heritage and lore of every species, this unmarried resource includes the entire info you must opt for the best bushes on your website and develop them effectively. no matter if you're an proprietor of (or volunteer at) a small wooded area, a gardener seeking to comprise the main acceptable bushes into your area, or just a lover of forest walks and timber, this necessary reference might be your one crucial consultant.

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Iris sibirica Sibenan Iris (UK and USA) This versati le ins IS suitable for a herbaceous oorder as well as the margins of an Informal pond The slender, sword -like, mid"9reen leaves die down In winter The flowers are about 65cm (2~i n) wide and are borne dunng mid-summer. In the anginal species, they are in vanous shades of blue, with w hite veining on the fal ls' (the three oute r petals). Because the original specieS hybridizes freely, usually only hybrids are availabje Good ones are 'Heavenly Blue' (rich azure blue), 'Cambridge' (pale blue), 'O ttawa' (clear light blue), 'Tropic Nighf (velvety violet) and 'Perry's Blue' (deep blue).

It 1$ onty really successful in warmer areas Propagation: During mid-summer. take Scm (2in) klng cunlngs, Insertn19 them In pots 01 equal parts peal and sharp sand. placing these In a cold frame. When the cunmgs are rooted. pot them up SIngly In10 small pots of loam-based compost and oYer-wmter them Ina frost-prool greenhouse. Wall untllla1e spnng before planting them ou11n10 the garden or In conlamers Below: Convolvulus sabatlus This dehghtful member of the bindweed family IS often bener known as Convolvulus rnauntamcus IllS not fully hardy but well wonh groWing for Its beautiful blue flowers from mid-summer onwards Above Crocus lomasinianus ThiS IS one of the earliestcf'tXuses to flower In late Winter It needs protecllon from cold WindS but.

N lhoroughlydralned SOIl, 11 soon spreads to lorm large mats of Howers and lollage Campanula cochleariitolia IS ideal lor tra iling and cascading over rocks It also delights In growing between natural stone paving slabs, and IS superb lor planting 81 the sides 01 paths in large rock gardens .. ROCK AND NATURALIZED GARDENS AtxNe: Chiooodoxa luciliae giganlea The dominant coJour of these delicate flowers will bnghlen any garden in Jare winte~ IllS not a fussy piant, and grows wei/In any well-drained soil in full sun All chionodoxas are superb for bnnging colour dunng lale winter: Chionodoxa luciliae Colchicum autumnale Glory of the Snow (UK and USA) Autumn Crocus (UK) Autumn Crocus Fall Crocus' Meadow Saffron Mrsterla Wonder Bulb (USA) This bright hardy bulb trom Asia Minor produces bnllaant sky·blue, 2·5cm (lin) wide flowers during lale winter and early spring.

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