|Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'|
|Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'|
|Cotoneaster 'Chinese Hybrid'|
Graceful arching branches up to 20' tall covered in clusters of red berries after insignificant white flowers. Propagation by cold sown seed or by layering in spring, cuttings in autumn. In the 1960's and 70's there was a popular shrub known as Cotoneaster 'Chinese Hybrid' which was used for landscaping mainly because of its fast growth rate although the arching form of the shrub plus its abundant berries made it very attractive, well I still have one. Seeds itself all over the place and responds well to pollarding every few years which keeps it in check.
|Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'|
|Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty'|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise'|
|Schizostylis coccinea var.|
Just another comment about what the numpties are trying to do with our peat. A friend clipped me an article by a proper gardener, Peter Seabrook. It appears that this year has been good for sphagnum moss to the extent that many of the peat based compost suppliers are able to up their content even to the maximum. Given the terrible performances by peat substitutes please someone wake up and realise that horticulture is not properly sustainable without this resource, pragmatism and common sense seem to have deserted recent generations. If you want to learn more of the true story, go to Peat at Glendoick.