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July at Glendoick

July at Glendoick

July at Glendoick

By 22nd April 2017

Reasons to visit Glendoick this month


Roses, roses roses 

In full flower from compact patio varieties to David Austin large flowered scented beauties in every colour.

3 featured roses this season are:

Rose BoscobelRose ‘Boscobel’
H4-5 Perhaps the best David Austin Rose, repeat flowering, exceptionally healthy. Deep pink, apricot centre, strong Myrrh fragrance with a hint of Old Rose.  Glossy, dark green foliage. At 3ft tall, it is easily maintained and holds its blooms up well.

'Eye of the Tiger'  single yellow with a dark red blotch. Our fasting selling rose this year: sells on sight. And in the same range 'Bright as a Button' pink with a red blotch. 

Patio Roses   £8.99 2 for £14. For further information on roses click here


Masses of spectacular summer colour … what colour?…. Any colour you want…


Hydrangea Festival!                          Shrubs Hydrangea paniculata Phantom (2)

Any shape, any size any colour!

Glendoick grow a specially selected range of these, best suited to Scotland.

Two white ones H. arboresens and H. paniculata are the hardiest of all:

You can grow these even in the coldest gardens and they’ll always flower.


The Blue & White Garden  

a huge range of plants with blue or white flowers: 



Coloured foliage:

come and choose from our range of shrubs and perennials with coloured foliage. Amazing Physocarpus in shades of purple and red, Sambucus with maple like dark purple leaves, yellow foliage in a range of shrubs and perennials.... and much more..

 Shrubs Physocarpus Diabolo and Dart's Gold

Shrubs Fuchsia genii closeFuchsias:

Fuchsias are in flower now and will go on and on all summer into the Autumn. Nothing flowers for longer.  

Hardy Fuchsias can be planted in the garden and they'll come up every year.

Bedding Fuchsias need to be kept frost free in winter or you can just throw them out and start again next year.



  • Feathery flowers in red, purple, pink or white.
  • Likes moist soil.
  • Tough and easy.
  • Attractive, finely cut foliage.
  • A great range of varieties to choose from from compact to tall. 

Perennial Geranium Rozanne

Geranium 'Rozanne'

  • Voted Plant of the century at Chelsea a few years ago.
  • Flowers for months from July to October or later
  • Amazing luminour blue flowers. 
  • On Ken Cox's 100 best plants for Scotland listing.


 Long flowering Plants





Jobs in the garden in July and things you might need


Weeds can be a problem at this time of year. The Roundup Touch Weeder is perfect for getting at weeds in your shrub borders: just paint on the weedkiller to the plants you want to kill and avoid the ones you want to keep. Excellent for Brambles for example.

Watch our for aphids/greenfly in hot weather: we have lots of ways of getting rid of them, both organic and non-organic.

Feed your tubs and containers at this time of year to keep them going all summer long. You might need: slow release, liquid and granular fertiliser. Liquids are best for containers, and granular feeds for the garden: lawn, fruit and vegetables.

Time for some new furniture or a barbecue? This is the time of year you'll get the most use out of it. Glendoick always has a good range of benches, tea for 2 sets, furniture sets and barbecues.



This is the time of year that you might need to get out and give the garden a good soaking, assuming we get some good summer weather.  Glendoick have hoses, sprinklers, watering cans and all the accessories for fitting hoses to taps. We also have a range of multi head guns for all sorts of watering uses.


For more information on all aspects of gardening in Scotland, consult the books by Glendoick's Ken Cox:

Books Book covers and pix for web site



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