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21/04/2013 at 20:29
It's just done it again - I give up ...
21/04/2013 at 20:32

Verdun, could have been Tangerine Dream, just googled it. It's got the height. It was a nice one and seemed to be seeding about.

Sorry about the snake, I couldn't find a great crested newt.


21/04/2013 at 20:45
Chicky, can't have mixed up worms
Nut, I have just ordered geum tangerine dream. Had no hypnotised me
21/04/2013 at 20:51

I hope you'll like it Verdun

21/04/2013 at 21:29

Orange and purple -good shout.  Live dangerously-blue and yellow's soooo last century 

21/04/2013 at 22:54
Fairygirl yes blue n yellows for softies..........
Going for red, yellow, purple and pink all over the garden interpolated with bright variegated and spotty foliage.. Classy, dont you think?????
21/04/2013 at 22:55
Only joking....
22/04/2013 at 08:10 now...inky purple and white with plenty of green , some grasses and large foliage plants...that's classy...

like Cyd Charisse. 

22/04/2013 at 08:13

Verdun, You can get orange Ranunculus and the Erisymum Apricot Twist is orange.

22/04/2013 at 08:15
Fairygirl, you read my mind.
Thought about purple and white too and, of course, my grasses. Got inky blue salvia and considered white cosmos
It's that time of the year, isn't it, where we scheme for the perfect garden....colour combination and foliage contrast.?
Oh, you mean Sid James!
22/04/2013 at 09:48

If we are still on G there is Gunnera. We saw lots along the streams in Cornwall in Trebah and the Lost Garden of Heligan. Magnificent, but probably too big for most of us!

22/04/2013 at 09:54

I'd love to grow gunnera, it would look great by my pond but the water levels sink so much in a dry season it doesn't cope.

22/04/2013 at 11:09

Nut C, I think the Geum like plant could be Trollius Golden Queen (not to be confused with Supermarketus Trollyus) It is 80cm tall.

22/04/2013 at 15:33
Busy lizzie, my part of the know I have never been to Heligan. Friends have and I've always intended to. Must do it this year.
22/04/2013 at 15:39

Hi artjak, the flower was very geum looking and I think the area would have been too dry for a trollius. Can't remember where the garden was or I'd go and beg a piece, didn't think it would be that hard to track down or I'd have asked then.

22/04/2013 at 16:48
How about Gazania ? Does well in my sunny front border !
22/04/2013 at 18:19
We on to H yet.
........I'll get my coat
22/04/2013 at 18:30

H Verdun? OK 

a nice one, honesty, the white variegated one

 abnd a nasty, sorry. Honey fungus


22/04/2013 at 18:37


My favourite Hellebores

22/04/2013 at 18:53
artjak wrote (see)

Nut C, I think the Geum like plant could be Trollius Golden Queen (not to be confused with Supermarketus Trollyus) It is 80cm tall.

Also known as the Effingei Trolleyus.....

Oooh yes-Hellebores Bev 

Hebes and Hakonechloa

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