THE following is a list,
far from exhaustive, of shrubs, other than rhododendrons, reputed more
or less tender in the London and Midland districts, which have proved
quite hardy in many parts of Scotland, especially in the West.
Discretion should be exercised in the time and mode of planting. It is
not advisable to plant such things in the open between the end of August
and the beginning of May. Protection should be given during the first
winter by a circle of wire netting loosely filled with dry bracken.
Rough wind is far more to be dreaded than cold. Those species of which I
have not personal experience are marked t.