Our Lady Belle is a wonderful evergreen plant that is hardy; sustains her beauty throughout the coldest of the Winter season. Lady Belle bears beautiful changing foliage across four seasons with beautiful ‘bells-like’ flowers during the Spring. Some gardeners call her “Rainbow plant”.
Have been successful in propagating Lady Belle (the Mother plant) in LTs Castle Garden. In the past year, I have looked around in various garden centres and nurseries across the Scottish borders towns but failed to find one. Instead, I utilised my ‘Gardener’s expertise’ and ‘bang’ I have created other three new plants. We love her natural beauty throughout the year.
In the recent weeks, I have propagated few more that we can gift to our friends who have been admiring Lady Belle’s gorgeous looks in her featured location in the garden.
Enjoy few more images of Lady Belle… As the Autumn Season will appear, Lady Belle’s foliage will be so pretty that is turning from yellow green, to golden, then bronze-red and deep red.
Lady Belle is wonderfully easy yet sophisticated as a feature plant in either large or small garden. Strategically position her to where you can appreciate her year round beauty. She lives well in either a pretty pot or in a well-drained ground; sunny or indirect sunlight area. During hot-spells of the weather, like any other plants, she will need adequate water that will sustain her lush.
Trimming her arching branches will make her looks become more elegant. I love planting a colourful trailing lobelia that will veil a part of the pot as an accent to dramatise her landscape.
Because Lady Belle is an evergreen plant with continuously changing colours of foliage; I integrated numerous contrasting shapes, structures, styles of foliage and colourful flowering plants as well as the foreground around her. Dramatic colours are possible for a four-seasons garden regardless of size and limitations.
Creativity is the key to a successful gardening in style.
Hopefully, these insights have given you ideas in creating the colourful garden.
To view more of the seasonal transformation of LTs Castle Garden, please visit the link “Gardening Adventures in Scotland”