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easiest-evergreens-and-perennials-to-maintain-

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:09

There are loads of perennial geraniums that are very easy. Just cut them down when they've flowered and they will either flower again or if autumn is near they will pop up again next spring. Most aren't evergreen though but I thought you meant evergreen for shrubs. Lavender is pretty easy if it's sunny.

I agree with Verdun about pyracanthas. Nasty prickly things. Even though the birds do like them.

flower-bed-in-the-winter

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:02

A bed in winter will never look as good as a summer bed, but with careful planning you can have something in flower most of the year, though not very much in winter. Bulbs are a good bet, starting with snowdrops and chionodxa (Glory of the Snow). To bulk it out a bit, especially if there is a bit of shade, hellebores - but the leaves will still be there in summer. Violas are lovely, planted in the autumn they will be a mass of flowers once the weather starts warming up. Here is a link to the RHS page on Daphnes some of which flower in winter, smell wonderful and aren't too big.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 20:04
David smith3 wrote (see)

I find this a stunning plant

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29013.jpg?width=531&height=350&mode=max

I think this from the previous page looks very striking.

plants-named-carl-

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:00

I think that is just the name she has chosen for posting here. Losing a brother is sad and serious.

This is the RHS plant finder link on the Carl page http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/pfgenera.asp

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 08:53

Morning all. Shopping this morning. Will drop in to the GC as they have sent me a voucher for the princely sum of 7€. Need some rose fertiliser anyway. Won't be tempted to buy plants as last time I went the plants were looking very tatty and unloved.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:45

As you are talking of Etoile Violette, a friend gave me a cutting of a clematis that she didn't know the name of. It's grown up now and I think it is Etoile Violette. What do you think?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29059.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29060.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 The second pic is the one I meant to send. Not sure how to delete the first now.

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:39

My son was bitten on his heel years ago, 2 puncture marks about 5mm apart. It was a viper and he was very ill.

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:31

That makes me think "with a mattock in the library"!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:12

It's all looking good, John. Lovely new herb bed, think you showed it in it's early days.

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