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Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:37

Looks like my foxgloves have found a new home then. I have some perennial lobelia but I figure I will have to move most of my plants In spring to get my garden sorted! My partner keeps telling me im a pest and will never be happy!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:02

How about astrantia? Liatris, lythrum?

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 22:43

West ish!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:47

I had a geyser, heaucra, lupin, black wizard rudbeckia, hollyhock, scabiosa and dahlias In the bed. I have raspberries at the very left and back of the border. All grew well and flowered but pulled to sun.

 

the hollyhock didn't do too well with rust but grew like mad with the rusty leaves.

 

i have a foxglove to plant but I'm wondering if that would pull too. I have a little crocosmia type plant too with short strap leaves and that has done well. 

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:42

My gardeb us 2ft higher than other gardens and the trunks are about 3ft away from boarder if not more. I have enriched solid and fertilise and water well. Will try and put another picture.

 

plants have thrived here, just stretched and pulled to light!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:22

Earlier in season ....

 

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Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:20

Picture one hope you can see my beds...

 

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Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:17

Think my problem is that I have picked on flowering times to spread interest and because my garden is so small I have treated it all the same. This year I have noticed it has 3 zones ( it's only 30ftx30ft if that! And a 2ft ish boarder on all sides. Will find a picture....

 

the conifer boarder is shaded more and plants pull. To the right is a sunny and dryer boarder as garden is built up higher and is backed by concrete gravel board. Then other side on left is sunny but holds more moisture.

 

next year I'm planning what to do. I'm going to lift my dahlias to over winter then have a think.

 

i have some large allium to put in but unsure which side yet. The sunny side will take most of what I have but the dry sunny and shade is making me wonder.

 

astilbe- which side??

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:16

I have been eying up the cyclamen on GW last week and this. I'm v jelous. Liked the look of pulminaria or however you spell it! 

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