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31/10/2013 at 19:31

KEF - love that poppy - worth the wait !!

KEF
31/10/2013 at 19:44

Sure is Chicky, I'm now sitting outside with an umbrella over it

31/10/2013 at 20:20

Glad the poppy is now in flower KEF Still got some colour going on, rudebekias, a few snapdragons, clary sage and the verbenas bon. Enjoy your new composter Sarah, mines called monty

31/10/2013 at 21:09

My dicentras think it is Spring again.

01/11/2013 at 10:52

I bought this little Tiarella recently- 'Cygnet' to go in a shady border. 

Lovely foliage and flowers

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PB010840_zpsca397234.jpg

 

01/11/2013 at 16:52

KEF, I also grow  miscanthus  Gold Bar.  It's an improvement on Zebrinus being more compact and more vivid horizontal bars on the leaf.  I grow both but I prefer the newer one.   To grow grasses you clearly have excellent taste KEF 

Fairy, I'm beginning now to like tiarellas a lot more now. I grow skyrocket and pink bouquet.  Must get few more.  Yours looks happy there 

01/11/2013 at 20:51

Verd. I don't do grasses...

01/11/2013 at 23:14

Woody, woody, woody!   Grasses are such wonderful plants creating subtle gentle movement, structure and height.  Try a few...bet you will become addicted to them.  Try a deschampsia ....medium height with billowing flower heads all Summer.

Been meaning to ask you if you would start a thread about alpines woody.  I'm sure it would be well received. 

02/11/2013 at 09:24

I don't do grasses either. Verdun won't be shocked, he knows already! Only one I like, a red pennisetum, died. I like flowers in flower beds.

KEF
02/11/2013 at 09:37

polyanthus still doing their best to brighten a dull patch.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33562.jpg?width=201&height=350&mode=max

 

02/11/2013 at 10:32

The problem with grasses for me is that I didn't think of them when I designed the various beds/layout. I think they need careful thought when using in your design, not just plonking them in a gap that you might have. For me I would want to clear an existing bed, or start a new one and grow grasses as part of a plan, rather than an afterthought. To do this would need a "mad" moment to get me started. 

As to Alpines, I am mulling at the moment.

02/11/2013 at 11:33

Liked alpines when we lived in Kent, there was a good GC for them nearby. I had a rockery and when the Gardeners Show was on in the village I used to do miniature flower arrangements in sea shells. Sometimes won!

02/11/2013 at 11:38

Michaelmas Diasies in full flower at the moment,brightening up the garden.Still have Cosmos flowering and in bud.

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