Coreen Connell, Head of Propagation at Kevock Garden Plants, shares her ‘pick of the plants’ for the month of May.
Summer may be something of a hit and miss experience in Scotland, but summer fruits are never in short supply. Â Here, Rebecca Hornsby and Anne Rowell extol the joys of peaches and apricots. Â Both stone fruits, they are very similar in the way they grow and flower and offer at least a taste of the sun…
There are few plants more associated with Christmas than the colourful poinsettia, which frequently doubles as a decoration and a gift. It’s not easy, but you can keep poinsettias for another year of colour.
Flowers…flowers and more flowersâ€¦all summer long! Begonia colours are beautiful and the flower festival lasts for months on end.
Fuchsias â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ full of grace with flowers in splendid colours, a long flowering period and thousands of varieties to choose from. This is why Fuchsias make such good garden plants.
Here in the east of Scotland we are accustomed to long, cold winters. Snowdrops are often the first flowers we see after the turn of the year and they are always welcomed with great expectations that Spring isn’t so far away.Â