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help with a difficult border

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 18:53

Thank you, everyone!  Such great suggestions, and as ferns came out on top I think I'll start with some of those and then fill in with other suggestions as I see the need.  I may also take your advice Tetley about planting a clematis there - the honeysuckle has never been entirely happy, it is stunning in the spring when the growth is young, but it does sprawl horribly later in the year and get blackfly and mould.  

Again thank you forum-ers, I am grateful 

help with a difficult border

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 10:31

HI can anyone suggest what I can plant in this border.  It is looking v sad at the moment as I was away for the summer and it was v neglected, but it's a little raised bed in a tiny courtyard.  In the spring and early summer  it gets lovely morning light, but this time of the year because of nearby buildings it gets very little, although it is always 'bright'

I currently have a rose and a honeysuckle, neither of which are thrilled with the situation, although I am inclined to keep them, and am still trying to kill off the bay which keeps sprouting despite my best efforts - any advice with that welcome! - but what to plant along the bottom?  In truth I would like something compact like lavender but I dont think it's sunny enough there for it to thrive properly, unless anyone can recommend a variety that might?  All suggestions welcome

Do you recognise this plant?!

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:11

Brilliant!  I love this forum.  Just googled it and bingo.  Thank you fidgetbones. 

Do you recognise this plant?!

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 11:32

in Greece on holiday and this is growing in lots of local gardens.  Sorry it's sideways! 

Roses changing colour

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 14:55

Interesting.  Ok thanks, It's obviously a trend!  I'll see what happens next year. 

Thinning trachelospermum

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 14:54

am pinging this to the top again!

Thinning trachelospermum

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:08

Thinking ahead to next year - I have a dark corner of the garden which I originally designated as a 'woodland' garden.  It is bound at the back by a trellis, and I have realised that the trachelospermum which is growing on that trellis is now so dense that it allows no light through, and my woodland garden is now too dark, which would explain its gloom and lack of growth.  I would like to either thin the Trachelospermum ahead of next summer so that I can have at least some dappled light coming through the trellis, or else take it out completely and plant something that will not be so vigorous and dense.  Can anyone tell me if I can effectively thin it out, and if that is not practical, what else can I plant which I could manage a bit more effectively.  The trellis hides the compost bin so I do need something growing there, but I could probably get away with annuals if all else fails.  Thanks to anyone with any thoughts!

Roses changing colour

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:01

I have a rose bush in my back garden, (although I forget the exact variety) which has always been pure white - we always referred to them as 'Maddy's roses' as my daughter was mad about Alice in Wonderland as a child and there are white roses in the book.  But today I go out and the beautiful roses have a definite pink blush about them?  Incidentally my pure white hydrangea serrata also has now got a definite pinky blush, but as I have an alkaline soil I wasn't as surprised by this, although this is the first year it has been so pronounced.  Any ideas anyone?  

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 18:26

Thank you everyone, I'm grateful for your comments. I am going to repost once my laptop is repaired with a photo of the one I like, and queries about whether I can keep it to  a manageable size.  Have a good week everyone!!

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 20:20

Thanis.  I wonder if that is the one I want - there is one I can see in my neighbourhood which is already about a metre high so I may not be on the right track with Firepower after all. 

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