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12/01/2014 at 17:14

Spent the morning gathering bits and pieces to create a Stumperie.

Spent the afternoon choosing the plants and ferns that I will need.

will take the opportunity to incorporate a hibernacium .

ordered some hellebores from waitrose,only £1.99 each.

What a lovely day.

photos will follow

12/01/2014 at 17:54

I have just finished watching Chris Beardshaw, which we had recorded from last week, and am inspired to create a stumpery at the end corner of our back garden, which is shady.  The hellebores were a bargain!

12/01/2014 at 18:19

Yes I also enjoyed that one, and the shade garden incorporating logs & stumps really is quite additive.

Spookily I planted out some more Helebores this morning, along with some Pulmonaria which will serve the bees in early Spring.

I bought my Helebores from ebay as someone was selling large seedlings at £2.99 for twenty with free postage!!!

I potted all these on in Spring 2013 and am now planting them out, I think I lost only three plants so it ended as 17 big healthy Helebores for £2.99 + a little compost and some patience! Now that was a bargain and good for my shady stumperie area!


14/01/2014 at 20:28

Hello New to this forum and gardening stuff. I too enjoyed the stumpery program especially the mushroom log does anyone know where I can get the pellet things from? Thank Annette 

14/01/2014 at 20:38

They're called dowels annette, mushroom or fungi dowels.

A search should bring up a good choice. 

14/01/2014 at 20:46

Hi Annette,  pleased to meet you.

I enjoyed that programe too, wouldn't mind having a stumpery in a corner of my garden. Already have some wild ferns growing in the garden as we back onto fields. 

14/01/2014 at 20:50

Sorry annette, I'm very rude. Hello, welcome

14/01/2014 at 23:09

Annette.  You can buy the mushroom dowels on line from Amazon very cheaply.  I think I might give them a try too.

15/01/2014 at 07:05

How lovely you all are THANKS so much. 

15/01/2014 at 07:55

I had no luck with my mushrooms but I think I used the wrong wood..... Loved the stumpery programme think it was my fave so far.... I'm now waiting for a tree to fall so I can snaffle the stump!!!!!

15/01/2014 at 08:29

here is a link to mushroom dowels and starter kits


17/01/2014 at 05:43

Just taken delivery of several fern collections from Long Acre Plants.£12 for 3 ferns,very good value.also good size Daphne odora Aureomarginata at £5.00

17/01/2014 at 08:10

I've just looked at that Long Acre site - lots of very helpful suggestions re shade planting - I've bookmarked it 

17/01/2014 at 08:39

I would love to make/build a stumperie as I have a rural even wild garden I think it will benefit the wild life that already visits us, my question is can you transplant established Hellbores.  How do you book mark the Long Acre site??

17/01/2014 at 09:05

Hi Liz, there's a 'star' at the top right hand corner, just press that to book mark whatever you would like to keep, sometimes its called 'favourites' and that word is in the corner too 

17/01/2014 at 09:19

Thanks very much, I assume that is on the main page..... or am I being a little thick here??

17/01/2014 at 09:20

It's on the computer's tool bar Liz, not on this website

17/01/2014 at 09:22

Liz. I transplanted a lot of hellebores when I redid some garden and the success rate wasn't brilliant.


17/01/2014 at 16:34

The ferns and Daphne Odora sound really good value from Long Acre..  I'm definitely going for a stumpery, so will look at this  site.  I already have lots of hellebores, which I think can be moved after flowering.

18/01/2014 at 16:58


Just in from the progressing,


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