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20/10/2012 at 12:55

Hi, I saw a photo of Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' and I think it is so lovely - does anyone know where I may be able to purchase it? I have searched the web with no luck

I have recently redone my garden and looking to fill it with colour. As you can see my garden is quite small so the plants must be small too. Your suggestions will be very welcome!

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20/10/2012 at 13:02

Try using this-5 suppliers come up

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/

 

20/10/2012 at 13:11

Have you tried using the Plant Finder facility on the RHS website? 

Filling a small garden with small plants seems logical but actually just makes it look smaller and bitty so try a few large scale plants.  You can also make your garden look wider by widening the borders at the sides and introducing angles or curves that stop the eye going straight to the back fence. 

You can also break up the expanse of fence by attaching horizontal wires to vine eyes screwed in at 12 to 18 inch intevals and then using them to train climbing roses, clematis and/or honeysuckle to give flowers and perfume through the groing season.       

20/10/2012 at 13:46

Great - thank you sotongeoff  & obelixx!

This is my first garden so a novice - very much so. Hopefully will get some ideas on how to structure the garden.

20/10/2012 at 14:36

yea virago definetly cover the fences with roses or clematis i have a small garden also but there is so much in it i have gone for the cottage garden,not everyones taste i know but if there is a bit of soil  i can see well in goes a plant but in the summer it one mass of flowers and veg in pots but you have a great lawn i must say,it will take time for you to get it how you like it,but hey ho we all know a little bit about something happy gardening

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