Edward Verner, The Rowans Garden (DD2)
Styles: Rural, Wildlife
Soil types: Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid
Light: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)Woodland and wildlife garden, on and in a long abandoned quarry, about 2 acres, on the north side of and overlooking the Firth of Tay. Some steep slopes, very free-draining sandy soil, pH 5.5-6.0, with 22" average annual rainfall. Created about 60 years ago by A.K.Johnstone with Sir George Taylor, subsequently increasingly neglected for about 25 years until seven years ago, when we came. The garden is dominated by a number of mature trees including six huge individual Pinus sylvestris, a Sequoiadendron giganteum, two enormous Chamaecyparis leylandii, as well as a number of Sorbus, Abies, Eucryphia, smaller Chamaecyparis and others. Under them are a number of rhododendrons, camellias, hydrangeas, viburnums and others. The garden includes a small fernery, a pond with accompanying bog garden, and a working area [vegetable beds, compost bins and bonfire site].
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Plants in Edward Verner's garden
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