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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:35

If it is outside, I would have thought that you would need pressure treated timber or it will rot quickly.


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:34

Wintersong, my hebe is in shade so it has never flowered, or it has been so dicreet that I have never noticed.

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:31

Chinese lanterns; I spent 3 years trying to get them to grow, and then they tried to take over. It took days to dig them out and filled 3 sacks with roots.

Nigella, it self seeds like a maniac, took years to get rid of it.

Welsh or Icelandic or Californian poppies; I don't know which, I allow it but am ruthless about pulling them out if they are getting too invasive.

Cowslips, they get dug up after flowering, I only allow a few to remain.



Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:17

Wintersong, could the round evergreen plant you are looking for be a hebe? I have one on the rock garden and it has only grown about 200cm in about 7 years, though it will eventually become too large and then it will simply be replaced. They have the elegance that you like in your garden I think.

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:13

They have just cut all the verges around here; I thought when I saw it happening, what a strange time of year to do it, but I guess they want to do it before the plants set seed and all fly into the fields and gardens. But they have not cut the whole depth of the verge which is a good thing.

Clearing gravel and roots ready for lawn

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:06

Photos would help. With all the weed roots I would allow them to grow for a few weeks, then once they have foliage you can treat it with a weedkiller that does not affect the soil, just the plant.


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:03

Sounds lovely

Screening ideas

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:02

RedD, can you show us some photos?


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:57


Advise please

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:57

HollieH, what held you back; did you not have space, did you think they were difficult? Please tell

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