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Something A Bit Different !


By louise1


I have 2 shrubs in my garden ( i love shrubberies!) which i have for their different charms …..
Freemontadendron and Ugni.

Freemontadendron ….. the most gorgeous bright yellow flowers from early summer until early autumn on a tall evergreen, fuzzy leaved plant.
I happened to notice these ‘seeds’ (?) just now so raced to get the camera.
Take a look at this ….. it’s about 2" long !
There were 3 on the plant, i picked 2 off and left this one on there.

Next …..
Ugni …… a 3’ high evergreen, variegated (green, cream and pink) plant that’s quite light, airy and delicate.
Have a look at the tiny white flowers ….. they’re like little ‘bells’ and are about 5mm round …. and …. they smell of Jasmine !!!

Look inside the bells ……

And here is the foliage …..

Both nice plants and i value them both !
They’re suited to warm, sunny sheltered areas and i think they’d need bringing inside if you’re not in the southern part of the country.

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The flowers and the foliage of the ugni are just lovely. Thanks for the photos Louise.

8 Jul, 2009


Lovely enjoyed your photos

8 Jul, 2009


Photo,s are grand Louise,I especially like the Ugni,its foliage is similar to a shrub I was given as a gift a couple of yrs ago,and never knew its name,now I`m wondering if its possibly the same although I`ve never had any flowers........

8 Jul, 2009


nice pics louise the little flowers look so delicate if it smells like Jasmin an added bonus for u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:~)))))

8 Jul, 2009


Love them both Louise...particularly the Ungi. I've seen the Fremontedendron in the GC, and there is one newly planted in The Alnwick Garden, against a sheltered wall....I am tempted though...perhaps one of the seed heads could find its way through my letterbox? :))

8 Jul, 2009


Very nice Louise - pity they wouldnt be any good for me :-(

8 Jul, 2009


Have never come across Ugni before Louise, it looks lovely. Must keep a look out for it as I may be able to grow it here. We inherited 2 Freemontodendron in this garden. One died inexplicably about 5 years ago and the other I admit to murdering about 2 years ago! It kept growing right across the window and tying it in to it's wall support and pruning it was a nightmare. The 'hairy' bits on the leaves used to infiltrate EVERY piece of clothing and make me itch like mad. I ended up wearing a cagoule with hood up and sleeves tucked into gloves and trousers tucked into boots!! A very odd sight in the front garden in summer (and very hot too!) I sadly decided it had to go!!

8 Jul, 2009


The Ungi is spectacular.

8 Jul, 2009


The Ungi is lovely....never seen or heard of it on my wants list.

8 Jul, 2009


Very nice Louise, very delicate and pretty

8 Jul, 2009


How did I miss this blog? Sorry. Lovely photos of lovely shrubs!

16 Jul, 2009

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