Episode 51

Published on:

21st Jul 2021

Exotic Garden Inspiration & Climber Combinations with Ian Roofe, The Plant Doctor

He's back and he's brought ALL the plants to talk about! Ian Roofe - one of our original Get Gardening team - returns to regale us with his favourite plants of the moment, which leads into an exciting conversation about planting in the Exotic Garden at East Ruston Old Vicarage and some climber inspiration from Ian's own garden.

With thanks, as ever, to the brilliant online plant community who've supplied copious pictures to help illustrate the plants. From the Frustrated Gardener to Cotswold Garden Plants to Wanderlust Plants in Seattle (https://www.wanderlustnursery.com).


Meconopsis betonicifolia

Althaea cannabina

Nicotiana alata 'Tinkerbell'

Nicotiana langsdorffii

Dahlia excelsa

Dahlia imperialis

Dahlia campanulata

Sorbaria kirilowii var. arborea

Cotinus coggygria

Catalpa bignonioides

Ailanthus altissima

Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'

Magnolia delavayi

Ailanthus altissima

Decaisnea fargesii

Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'

Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen'

Paulownia tomentosa

Primula 'Francisca'

Tanacetum parthenium

Erigeron annuus

Salvia 'Penny's Smile'

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xsenia'

Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'

Catalpa bignonioides 'Nana'

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

Acer negundo 'Aureovariegatum'

Acer negundo 'Flamingo'

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Sanguisorba hakusanensis 'Lilac Squirrel'

Salvia bullulata

Helichrysum italicum

Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'

Diascia personata 'Coral Spires'

Sphaeralcea 'Childerley'

Sphaeralcea ‘Newleaze Coral’

Clematis x durandii

Cionura oreophila

Clematis urophylla

Stachyurus praecox

Abeliophyllum distichum

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Golden Memories'

Hardenbergia violacea

Geranium maderense

Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Geranium 'Blue Cloud'

Ballota pseudodictamnus

Stipa/Nassella tenuissima

Sternbergia lutea

Philadelphus 'Belle Étoile'

Philadelphus 'Starbright'

Ligustrum quihoui

Elaeagnus angustifolia 'Quicksilver'

Toona sinensis 'Flamingo'

Lonicera hildebrandiana

Lonicera etrusca 'Superba'

Aeonium 'Mardi Gras'

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Talking Dirty
The Podcast for Plant Lovers
Get Gardening's podcast for plant lovers is jam-packed with choice plants.

Hosts Thordis and Alan Gray (of East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens) catch up with their horticultural (or should that be naughty-cultural!) friends to talk about what they're growing, their latest FLOMO (Floral FOMO) and answer your questions.