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Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 18:26

Steebie I would go for things like Cistus Landanifer

 Its evergreen and the flowers are the size of poppy flowers

Where the wall dips in the middle an Abelia Grandiflora. It arches and would look lovely draped over there. It is semi evergreen and flowers late

 Can be pruned to keep it to size.

And last but not least Viburnum x burkwoodii. The smell is wonderful and wafts. You don't have to stick the flower up your nose!

 Again can be pruned to size




Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:56

Haisie the Pieris won't like it if its too sunny. Makes the leaves bleach out.

Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 19:19

((((Lilly))) Gardening really is the best therapy in times grief.

I am sure many of us on here know how you are feeling and I can't think of a better way of starting to fill that hole than learning about gardening and following in your mothers footsteps 

I have a gardening journal given to me as a gift. It has months with gardening tips for that month and pockets to put the seeds in. It also has pages for notes so you can write down your successes and failures etc. it even has a water proof cover so you can take it into the to speak.

I found it invaluable when first starting out because you have everything in one place. The filofax of the gardening world lol. 

I hope you come  to love gardening as much as your mother did x

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 14:03

Sorry RL pretty sure it isn't damson.  Looked closer at your picture, leaves are right shape but not right formation. Nut right with willow I reckon.


Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 10:04

And many are so simple to grow. All you need to know is what time of the year, scatter on the ground, cover with a little compost, water and wait!

Some plants, like aguilegias, just have to see the soil to grow lol.  


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:36

Pmsl Charlie. I'd love to play on one of those but not in the garden. You must be ex army! 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:19

Yes variegated plant is Fuchsia...Tom West I believe and is hardy.

Apricot tree ( smallish)

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:10

This link gives you varieties

Apricot tree ( smallish)

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 15:58

Greengage very similiar to plum and can be used in the same way. I think they taste better but maybe thats just me.

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 13:01

Coys get on the seed exchange. A lot of us have annuals to give away for the price of a stamp. 

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