Monday, June 26, 2017

 The Young's Garden

Even though many of us belong to the Scottish Rock Garden Forum and view Ian & Maggi's garden regularly, there are many who have not seen this magnificent garden, that is just filled with the most choicest of plants. The minute you walk up the path into the garden you are greeted with a drive way planted full of Fritillaria meleagris, you know you are in for a treat.

Troughs are positioned strategically, old stone troughs, the famous fish box troughs of polystyrene that are moulded with a heat gun and very large trough made from concrete slabs joined with long bolts going from side to side holding them together, filled with slabs of stone to create crevice garden conditions. This brings the tiny plants closer to the eye and provides growing conditions to suit the plants that are growing in them.

The large concrete slab trough.

Bonsai tree's add height and lead the eye into the garden beyond.

The edging on the pond is under construction again, allowing more planting to take place, as you can see at the bottom of this photo below, Erythronium's are a large part of the garden, some that Ian and Maggi have bred them selves, separating the very best and giving them names such as Erythronium 'Craigton Cover Girl'. They have beautiful markings and the flowerers seemed very large to me.

Looking towards the house and garden.

Ian's garden sculpture.

 Two gorgeous well behaved little girls, considering all the strangers in their garden.

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