Open 7 days
9am to 5pm (winter) (Sunday 10am to 5pm)
9am to 5.30pm (summer)
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm
Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.
Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS
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2. Climate Change and Pest and Disease threats
All gardeners are suffering from the effects of climate change, particularly in S. E. England. Summer 2018 was particularly challenging. The last time I visited the Valley Gardens at Windsor, I could see what the future of rhododendrons in this part of the world might be. Hosepipe bans are an ever present threat. Meanwhile, the number of pests and diseases increases year on year: soft scale, petal blight, ash die back and sudden oak death. And the chemicals used to control them are disappearing off the market, so we have nothing to turn to. Systhane, the best mildew control, has just gone off the market. Glyphosate (Roundup) looks like it may join the others on the list. The E.C. is sleepwalking to disaster, allowing plant imports of plants with soil from Asia, New Zealand and other countries. The latest pest to come from New Zealand is a mealy bug which eats Meconopsis roots.
3. Phytophthora ramorum
This disease is now established all over the UK, and much of Europe. It has spread around Larix (larch) plantations in the UK and is clearly an airborne disease as well as a waterborne one. This means that, like Ash die back, it cannot be controlled by hygiene. In common with most UK woodland gardens and nurseries, Glendoick has had small outbreaks of this disease some years ago but have now satisfied the criteria which the plant health authorities demand which has allowed us to continue to trade. But this disease is here to stay in Europe. At present, all infected plants are destroyed without compensation. We don’t want to be forced to close the nursery in the future, so are taking steps to protect ourselves. Having taken advice, we are eradicating all the more susceptible varieties from commercial production.
3. Plant Hunting
The Nagoya Protocols, which bans plant collecting worldwide, have made plant-hunting for a nursery like ours more or less impossible. While we quite understand the reasons for this legislation, and broadly support it, the effect is likely to be counter-productive in terms of conservation, as threatened plants may become extinct, if they cannot be collected and distributed. We were lucky to have three generations of Cox plant-hunters bringing plants to Glendoick.
Thank you for your support of Glendoick over the years. We hope that you will continue to buy from and visit Glendoick. We will continue to stock the largest range of rhododendrons available in any UK garden centre and we are continuing to develop new hybrids.
We have recently named 2 new evergreen azaleas Glendoick Candyfloss and Glendoick Ruffles and have selected a new double yellow azalea for testing. (see images below)
Kenneth Cox's book Woodland Gardening was published in May 2018
With 400 pages and 600 photographs of woodland gardens and plants from round the world.