Scottish garden pictures show the wealth of colour,
and variety of plants outside John's studio in Dundee, providing
a great source of inspiration for many paintings.
His previous career in horticulture, landscaping, forestry is reflected in the design and maintenance
of this large sloping garden.
There is colour all year round, even in winter with the Cornus
and Kerria, then in February the show starts in a serious mood
with the Snowdrops and Aconites ahead of the Crocus, Daffodils
As well as bulbs and annuals there is also scented roses, (bush,
shrubs, and climbers), a heather garden, Rhododendrons, Azaleas,
herbaceous border, carnations, lavender, rosemary, lilies, and
a fruit garden with apples, plums, peaches, pears, rasps, strawberries,
blueberries, figs, etc.
There are two sunny patios with fantastic panoramic views over
the River Tay and a greenhouse with tomatoes and grapes. John
now has a new allotment garden growing a wide variety of plants
as well as giving him ideas for paintings seen here at allotment