Deep pink white eyed satin textured flowers like small hollyhocks are carried on stiff upright stems from mid-summer into the autumn if dead headed. Dark green basal leaves are lush and handsome. Read more about Sidalcea malviflora ‘Party Girl’
This little shrubby perennial has delicious lemon scented foliage and beautiful large (for the genus) amethyst flowers during late spring and summer. Drought tolerant when once established it will grow 10cm tall by 30cm across.
When I was younger, much younger, in fact 45 years younger, I maintained an Edna Walling designed garden in Melbourne. The garden was really well made and the stone work was brilliant. Read more about Thymus ‘Westmoreland’
This terrific new variety of Veronica has been bred for the cut flower market but is equally good as a garden subject. The narrow heads of rich deep pink flowers are up to 18cm long and carried on 60cm tall stems. Repeat flowering if spent stems are cut down. Read more about Veronica longifolia ‘Skyler Pink’
Viburnum awabuki is a handsome evergreen foliage plant with glossy deep green leaves 8 to 12 cm long and 2-4cm wide. It makes a good hedging or screening plant and tolerates a fair bit of shade. It is also quite drought tolerant when once established. Read more about Viburnum awabuki
'Anne Russell' is a neater and smaller growing form than the commoner forms of V. x burkwoodii. ‘Anne Russell’ has all the virtues, exquisite pink budded flowers in 8cm wide heads with a fragrance redolent of Daphne odora. Read more about Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Anne Russell’
In spring 10cm white domes of flowers which ripen to pink blush. Autumn brings brilliant shades of red and orange leaves. Happy in sunny or lightly shaded spot with a little extra water during dry periods. This shrub will grow 2m x2m Read more about Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’