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Shockers

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 12:44

Hi Keen. It was in Devon, may have been Rosemoor.

I like lysimachia, it's all so easy and grows in my problem clay bed. Have clethroides, pretty but tends to wander. I also like centranthus ruber, planted one plant years ago, but it quickly decided it didn't want to be in a bed with decent earth so it moved off to cracks in the walls and stone terraces, where I like it very much.

Shockers

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:19

Since Keen has posted his photo I will be very brave. This is me in a typical pose!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28401.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:12

Morning all. Horse foot trimmer has been, some watering done (still no rain), washing is on line, swimming pool sides brushed. Just got 2 beds left to make before arrival of family. Daughter No.2 rang last night to say she's coming this evening instead of tomorrow. Daughter No 1 coming for lunch tomorrow. 2 has little girl and boy and 1 has 3 small boys. Son 2 coming tomorrow, son 1 coming Friday with wife and adorable 1 year old daughter, he's working until then. Supermarket this afternoon.

Off to weed couch grass out of kitchen terrace bed.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:10

Leadfarmer, another hooray, I bought a Pilu this year and at last I found Dr. Ruppel that I so admired in one of your earlier pics.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:00

Chicky, that's so pretty. I've never heard of Isotoma, wonder if they sell it in France. There are deer here.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:30

Good to know about General Sikorski. I bought it last year in a GC in England, 4 small clematis plants for £12. I got 3 Montanas as well, two to cover OH's new shed. They've all grown really well.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 15:21

Hope you are better soon puncdoc. Wish we could have shared your rain. So dry here, but north west Dordogne has had huge storms, people without electricity.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 15:09

Dahlias and annuals are providing the most colour at the moment. Some of the plants others have mentioned are nearly over here.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28316.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28317.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 But the yellow heliopsis is bright too, and heleniums are out and coming out.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28319.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:52

Now I've just looked back and seen you've asked for a tall plant, bother, it's not very tall.

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:51

It looks as though it could be pretty dry under that tree. If it's ground cover that's not too invasive and looks quite neat then what about epimedium? It flowers very early so it would be more for leaves than flowers, but it can cope with dryness.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/PlantFinder/low/C650-0410050tap.jpg

 I have 3 sorts including this yellow one (this is Google, not mine) to give you an idea.

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