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Trees, Flowering Shrubs and Plants

There were several mature and young trees in the garden when we arrived, these  were :-

Trees

Apple (cider 2) Eating 1 

Cherry (4)

Cherry Laurel

Pine

Ash

Horse chestnut 2

Pear

 

 

 

 

 

 Those that have been added include fruit and ornamental varieties:-

Acer Crimson King

Almond

Damson (Shropshire Prune)

Magnolia Soulangeana

Peach (Rochester)

Silver Fir

Sweet Chestnut

Acer Davidii

Apple (Bramley)

Filbert

Laburnum

Magnolia Grandiflora

Plum (Victoria)

Styrax Japonica

 

 

The flower beds that have been created have been planted with a view to low maintenance and bearing in mind that the soil tends to be on the acid side, shrubs were chosen with this in mind, i.e. Camellias (11), Azaleas (3) and Rhododendrons (3).Information on these shrubs and other plants can be obtained from The Royal Horticultural Society or the Botanical gardens at Kew, location and other information can be obtained from the RHS Plant Finder, Other shrubs that have been planted are :-

   Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joley' (Lilac)........ .....Hibiscus Syriacus 'Blue Bird'

Shrubs

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Abelia

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Achillia

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Azaleas (3)

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Buddleia

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Camellia (11)

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Ceanothus

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 Cordyline australis 

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Fatsia japonica

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Hebe (2)

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Hibiscus Syriacus (3)

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Hydrangeas (5)

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Hypericum hidcote (2)

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Kolkwitzia (Beauty bush)

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Lavender

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Lilac (3)

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Leycesteria

 

 

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Mahonia japonica

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Oleria macrodonta (A useful evergreen that will stand coastal and windy sites)

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Passion flower

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Philadelphus (Mock orange)

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Pittosporum

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Phygelius (Cape fuchsia) 2 varieties

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Pyracantha

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Sarcococca

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Ribes (Flowering currant)

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Rhododendrons (3)

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Virburnum 'Onondonga'

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Weigela (4)

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Wisteria

 

 

 

It is not practical to list all the herbaceous perennials that have been planted over the last four years, a lot of these have been raised from seed, so only a shortened list is given here :-

Lychnis Arkwrightii 'Vesuvius' ...................Anemone japonica 'Praecox'

Perennials

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Anemone japonica

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Ajuga

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Aquilegia

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Astilbe

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Aster

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Aster (Michalmas daisy)

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Astrantia

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Aubretia

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Bergenia

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Campanula carpatica; Glomarata; Latifolia; Persicifolia; Portenschlagiana.

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Centaurea macrocephala

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Cotton Lavender

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Clematis

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Chrysanthemums

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Creeping Jenny

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Cyclamen; coum

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Delphiniums

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Dicentra spectabile (Bleeding

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Dierama (Angels fishing rods)

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Digitalis 'Giant primrose' (foxglove)

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Echinacea

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Euphorbia 

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Evening Primrose

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Fuchsia --- 20+ Hardy varieties

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Gaillardia

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Geraniums (Hardy)

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Geums

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Harebell

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Heleniums

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Hellebores (Christmas & Lenten roses)

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Hemerocallis (Day lilies) 8 varieties

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Heuchera

 

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Hollyhock

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Hostas

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House leeks

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Kniphofia (Red hot pokers)

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Kaffir lily

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Lavenders (English)

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Lobelia cardinalis

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Lychnis Arkwrightii : Chalcedonica & Coronaria.

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Lupins

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Lysimachia punctata. (Garden loosestrife)

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Oriental Poppies

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Oriental lilies

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Osteospermums (Cape daisy)

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Paeonia

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Penstemmon

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Phlox paniculata

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Polemonium (Jacobs ladder)

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Polyanathus

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Platycodon (Balloon flower)

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Primulas

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Pinks

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Rock Rose

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Rudbeckia

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Saxifrages -various

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Sedum spectabile (Ice plant)

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Siberian Iris

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Sweet William

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Tradescantias --3

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Verbascums

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Violas

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Welsh Poppy

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Yucca

There were several trees that had to be removed, one was a Horse Chestnut that was soon going to be interfering with the telephone wires, this was not replaced, and 4 Wild Cherries that had developed bacterial canker, these were replaced with a Silver Fir, Magnolia Grandiflora 'Exmouth', Styrax japonica and a Snake Bark Maple. There were 3 existing apple trees, one similar to a Coxes Orange Pippin and two of unknown type. To these were added , Bramley Seedling apple, Victoria Plum and a Damson 'Shropshire Prune', the Plum and Damson have yet to bear fruit. Other trees that have been planted include an Acer 'Crimson King' Laburnum, Flowering Almond, Contorted Willow, Magnolia Soulangeana 'Brozzonii and a Sweet Chestnut. 12 conifers of various size, type and colour have been planted in the beds and along the western boundary a hawthorn hedge has been replaced with a conifer hedge of Cupressocyparis 'Castlewellan Gold' to form a year long wind break as wind is the biggest problem in this garden.

 

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