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suggestions for best plant for my balcony

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:16

All bought and planted up, thank you Ladybird and Verdun.  Will let you know how I get on with them

suggestions for best plant for my balcony

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:34

oh, thanks, any special number?   I've never quite got the handle on the different formulations. 

suggestions for best plant for my balcony

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:03

Wouldnt it just!  Lovely ideas, both.  I have had in mind to buy Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' for a while now, only wondering where to put it and now I know!  And I'll pair it with hostas.  Thank you all 

suggestions for best plant for my balcony

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 08:10

I would appreciate some advice please.  We have a balcony over our front door with new railings and I want to put a couple of pots up there as it looks a bit sparse.   It is north facing, and gets no direct sunlight until mid to late afternoon, and then just a small amount, but it is a bright spot as there is nothing other than the body of the house to stop the light.  We used to have a clematis montana over it but that has now been taken out - it did fine there, although being north facing it didnt romp quite as rampantly as it might have done.   We live in a fairly formal style Edwardian house.  Most people hereabouts put box topiary out, which does have the right sort of look for the house, but my neighbour with the adjoining balcony has done just this and I do feel rather as though I would by copying her if I did the same!  I was thinking of something like hebe which has a good rounded shape, but does anyone else have any bright ideas.  I definitely need the sleek look rather than anything 'cottagey'.  Thanks 

How long till I get my lavender hedge?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:52

Great, thank you both.  How quick you were.  I did dig over the area pretty well, but I didnt replace the soil or enrich it as I was always under the impression that lavender needed to be in quite poor soil to thrive.  I will do as you both say, checking the roots first.   Thank you!

Help with ideas

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:44

B or C for me - the path going through the middle of the lawn is a good idea as it means you wont compact the ground as you follow a natural route to the other end of the garden (as I know to my cost).  I think circular lawns are nice as they maximise your planting area, but it might be difficult to keep the shape over the years as you cut the edge, so gentle curves might be better?

How long till I get my lavender hedge?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:40

I replaced some old tired lavender bushes with Lavandula Hidcote two summers ago.  I had a small hedge in a corner by a gate, and the old plants were a little too big for the spot and sprawled all over the path.  I replaced them with 4 Hidcote plants which were about 9-10 inches in height each.  Two seasons later and they are scarcely any bigger, nowhere near 'joining up'.  Is this variety particularly difficult or slow to grow?  This particular spot in the garaden has had lavender in it for the last fifteen years so I didnt imagine I would have a problem.   Many thanks if you have comments.


too late to get eremurus flowers?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 17:28

And Monty makes it sound so easy!  Ok am resigned to no flowers this year, I'll persevere.  I have tried them before and they just rotted away, but I've incorporated lots of grit this time, so fingers crossed.  Thank you very much for all your help 


too late to get eremurus flowers?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 14:27



too late to get eremurus flowers?

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 13:36

I have three eremurus Cleopatra crowns which I am just about to plant.  Will I get flowers this year?  I am also a little concerned as they dont have the long roots  I see on videos etc, and I'm wondering if this too will slow down the possibility of them establishing in time to produce flowers this year.  Any help appreciated .  

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too late to get eremurus flowers?

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