26/03/2013 at 22:49
Verdun wrote (see)
Astilbes or astrantias, primulas,, arum lilies, acorus, and a lovely grass called hackanochloa would grow there I think. Tina. Some ferns do like lot of moisture.

Hackenochloa one of my faves Verdun, and of course marsh marigolds and many other marginals/bog plants could do well. Ligularias also. Spartina is a grass which does well with fluctuating water levels and is very attractive with arching green/creamy strappy leaves. I got it from aspecialist nursery a long time ago but you don't often see it. Chicky, Etoile Violette is gorgeous, I will definitely be planting that again. Rouge Cardinal is lovely as well- slightly redder than EV.

26/03/2013 at 23:32
Fairygirl I also grow Etoile Violette ...up a small wigwam.. Choice and lovely.
Hackanochloa is also a favourite of mine. Grow it in the ground but better in large pots where it can cascade. Lovely orangey red leaves in late summer. In one area I have a geranium rozanne alongside and aster frikartii monch behind them.
26/03/2013 at 23:44

Verdun and Fairygirl. My list is getting longer and longer. Will have to start Googling all these.

Night.

26/03/2013 at 23:48
Night Tina.
27/03/2013 at 05:56

Good morning, all. Talking of clematis, Verdun and Fairygirl, I love Madame Julia Correvon. It is a gorgeous red viticella, my favourite clematis.

Bare root 'free' Handel rose arrived this morning. Think I'll just heel it into a tub until the weather gets a bit better. Bought a few annual seeds yesterday. The packets advise planting them where they are to grow in curves in fine tilth.  I need them to provide colour between perennials and have never used them in this way before, so I'm thinking hard about how it can be done. Alll one can do is think about gardening at the moment!

27/03/2013 at 06:45

Good morning all - hope I didn't keep any of you awake with my 'acking cawf - OH abandoned ship and went in the spare room - another day on the sofa beckons!

27/03/2013 at 07:02

morning all

Bright morning but -3 outside and it was a bit colder earlier... Coldest night yet I hope the greenhouse managed to keep warm enough.

 

 

27/03/2013 at 07:43

Morning all -more of that b*&%^* white stuff here again!!! Brum you're up way too early my love -get a cup of something hot and put your feet up! That's what Dove's doing - I could almost put up with the lurgy if I could get to stay in on the sofa today Get well soon. Bought a bracket yesterday but if you read my post yest you'll know it's not for a hanging basket (sorry everyone who likes 'em) but it'll go on fence for bird feeders. That blackbird's back- he's built an igloo  now...

27/03/2013 at 07:47

 good morning everyone. Another day of clear sky and sun (by the looks of it). What a change.

As the front garden is sheltered from neighbouring house and their shrubs hope to get out today to tidy-up lawn edges and rescue the porch from ivy. Back garden still in the grip of the cold.

Sorry  to read that many are still suffering from  coughs and colds, sympathise. Nothing for it but to keep warm, keep drinking and entertained by the threads of other posts.

 

27/03/2013 at 08:27

Warmed up quite well now 9 degrees up 12 degrees in around 90 minutes still frosty in the shade crows are looking for twigs by the front wall, warmer nests needed or perhaps aiming to sit round a fire and thaw out.  

27/03/2013 at 08:28
Good morning FORKERS. Sorry dove is still coughing and spreading her bugs!!!,
Another dry sunny morning but cold and the forecast says cold everymdaymto come. Cold means 5 or 6 degrees during the day and 1 or 2 degrees overnight...no exactly Easter weather.
Will get my hellebore planted anyway
Keep warm folks
27/03/2013 at 08:43

Morning all gosh you've been a chatty lot.  I've just spent 10mins catching up with you all. 

It's a bit cloudy here this morning but I can see the sun is trying so hard to say hello. 

It's our 31st wedding anniversary today & OH has taken the day off (doesn't happen often so I'm honoured) so we're going out for the day. Not sure where yet but where ever we end up will be lovely. 

Enjoy your day everyone & I look forward to catching up with you all later 

27/03/2013 at 08:55
Confratulations tattianna. Enjoy your special day
27/03/2013 at 09:41

Happy anniversary Tattianna.

Morning all. Over 600 plug plants arrived today so I know what I'll be doing! It's a glorious morning, blue sky and sunshine. Hope it won't be too hot in the GH.

27/03/2013 at 10:14

Congratulations Tattiana, i celebrated my 25th earlier this month not bad as some people who shall remain nameless said it wouldnt last. Brighter today but need to go into town. Taught myself to knit over the winter and i keep getting asked to make things for people.

27/03/2013 at 10:14

Morning 

White stuff here, but not heavy, just a little flurry.

Had decided today to construct my new raised bed, doesn't involve digging etc and my screwdriver will do the hard work but with white stuff coning down that's another day of nothing. Indoor gardening again I think, and there's so much to d0!

While on subject of freebies, please I would love a Handel rose =- am I too late and can you point me in the direction of the offer. Many thanks.

27/03/2013 at 10:35

morning- congrats Tattianna, that is a long time.

Busy Lizzie, that's just a little potting up to do.

I am so wanting to get some seeds sown but really think I may wait aweek or two.

27/03/2013 at 10:50

Morning all.  Lazy Mary again.  Still very cold and windy, but the sun is shining. However, I will not be venturing out.

Don't envy you Buzy Lizzie with all those plugs.  If patience is a virtue, I have none.

Maud, any news about daughter's accommodation?

 

27/03/2013 at 12:06

Here comes the snow...trimmed the straggly ivy and just stopped a sneaky one from lifting the porch roof...it was a hat, gloves and scarf morning...

Back to the warmth...looks like atea and cakes afternoon...settle down to read GWM.

27/03/2013 at 12:10
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

Morning 

White stuff here, but not heavy, just a little flurry.

Had decided today to construct my new raised bed, doesn't involve digging etc and my screwdriver will do the hard work but with white stuff coning down that's another day of nothing. Indoor gardening again I think, and there's so much to d0!

While on subject of freebies, please I would love a Handel rose =- am I too late and can you point me in the direction of the offer. Many thanks.

It was a T and M offer in GW around December or January and I applied for mine rather late. They said they were out of stock and would send it later and now it has come. I don't know if it is too late - has to be lateish for a bare root rose. If you can find your back copies of GW  you might get the info or perhaps someone else still has the details. About to serve lunch now but after lunch I'll have a look  at my back copies.