Gardening Scotland 2015

Gardening Scotland 2015
gs15-1  The Gardening Scotland display had exactly the same structure as our display at Chelsea, but the plants were almost entirely different. gs15-2  We still used lots of saxifrages in the alpine area, most of them 'Nicholas', but they were different plants, here with more upright flowering stems. gs15-3  Lewisias still had a major role, but now we also had Aster, Celmisia and Calceolaria. gs15-4  A great 'froth' of Saxifraga 'Nicholas', with pink Sedum pilosulum underneath.
gs15-5  In this corner Daphne cneorum was wonderfully scented, with small Anemone plants scattered through the zone. gs15-6  A new approach was pioneered by Monica and Coreen, who produced this 'meadow' of Primula, Meconopsis, Dactylorhiza and Thalictrum. gs15-7  On the other side of the display Graham and Stella used Meconopsis, Trilllium, Corydalis and Primula to give a contrasting effect. gs15-8  As always we had an area with lots of little primulas, at the bottom of a narrow cleft ...
gs15-9  ... which was so dark that the Primulas in the muscarioides section could hardly be seen, but a pale pink Ramonda at the top glowed, with the light beyond shining through it. gs15-10  Our 'standing stones' at the top were complemented by spires of Campanula moesiaca ... gs15-11  ... while the screes with Bukiniczia and Aciphylla had Erigeron borealis and Lewisia rediviva to give colour. gs15-12  Overall, the dominant plant was probably Meconopsis - again. We were told that this was probably better than the Chelsea display - which we had thought to be our best yet. Anyway, good enough to be awarded a Premier Gold medal - a very satisfactory end to the show season.