Page Topic: Words of Wisdom
Wisdom from the experience of Danny McLaughlin:
Trained in Ireland and England, Danny has decades of nursery experience, much of it in North Inishowen..
These notes are based on the talk he gave to our November 17th meeting.
24 November 2016
Choosing Your Plants:
Aim for year-
We need to beware of buying all our plants when they’re in flower -
With still taller plants an exotic mood could be, said Danny, safely achieved by planting Trachycarpus fortunei. It had come from China, as did most plants named fortunei. He then referred to the accommodating nature of the common Pittosporum, which tolerates any amount of foliage removal, and then produced a charming new named variety with the glossiest imaginable foliage, very lively-
We finish with brand new illustrations kindly provided by Margot Caldwell
Cytisus “Porlock” Diosma “Silver Flame”