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What to plant in front garden beds/borders?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 17:53

If that corner is the 2m one in the drawing then that is where I suggested planting the Choisya because it can grow quite big and bushy. It would hide the stump.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 16:56

Hugs for you, Yvie, and your family, I hope you all recover quickly and that your Mum's ribs are OK.

Liri, we like Scarlet Emperor, not stringless, old variety but leafy and pretty red flowers and proper bean taste.

 

What to plant in front garden beds/borders?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:30

How big do you want them? Do you want more privacy? I was wondering if a mixed shrub border would suit you. You could have a Choisya Ternata in the corner, which grows quite bushy and has glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers, perfumed. And a collection of other shrubs, like Weigela, spireas, Viburnums, Perovskia, Caryopteris, Hypericum Hidcote. Try looking with the help of Google.

Plant IDs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:20

First one is Hellebore Foetidus, second could be a rather weedy Michaelmas Daisy.

whose poo?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:17

I think hedgehog too.

Watsonia

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 12:06


 

I'm pretty sure that this is Watsonia in Bressingham Gardens when we went in July.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 11:42

Vet has been, Archie is full of antibiotics. Vet coming back on Friday, will see if it needs stitching. Housesitter has sent an email, he was on another housesit.

Watsonia

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 10:34

I saw them growing really well in a botanical garden in Brittany, gorgeous. Brittany has a similar climate and soil to Cornwall - so I would say go ahead! I really wanted them, but have such different growing conditions here.

gladioli

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 10:27

Some people dig them up, but I've left mine in the ground for years. Some varieties have gradually died, others come up year after year. Need a well drained spot with a mulch for winter.

Should I encourage house mice into my garden?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 10:25

Have lots of mice here, despite my lazy cat. In the countryside. But they have been a bit of a nuisance. It's been very dry and they've been eating my tomatoes in the GH and the birds have eaten outdoor ones. Then they found the larder. I've had to put lots of stuff which was in plastic bags into metal boxes.

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