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Posted: 25/04/2013 at 08:58


thought you may like to know what I did with this area. Well firstly too hard to dig, so decided to put lots of pots under the rhodi, these are black, dark blue, and one small bamboo. They are sitting on wooden tree stumps to give various hights.I potted one with Gunnera (from Trebar) white snow drops and Trilliums. The gunnera is small at the moment, the pots filled with moss at the bottom to hold in water (Cornwall is very wet, it's been raining all week) Another pot with Acer, very small tree fern (from Helligan), small white anenomes, creeping Jenny. Another with Acer and small hosta's.The bamboo pot is small and holds a varigated Bamboo (cutting from my mum's garden) A bonsia acer...very tiny that was bought at Boconoc's spring garden fair, that was wired for me. If you are ever in Cornwall and like plants the Hardy plant society is selling special plants in Truro on Sunday 12th May...Lots of small nurseries, specilists , you'll see plants you've never seen before, get there early!!!

In another pot a fern I bought at HPS market and finally moved a standard box in a pot under the rhodi. I have also got some varigated Miscanthus (from Eden) only very small that will be placed in one of the pots. If I see any (shops in Cornwall are few and far between!) I'll buy some hollow thick Bamboo to stick in the pots, and some large round bolders placed here and there.

Japanese area

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 17:03

thanks everyone, plenty of ideas, I'm going to be busy!!


Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:27

why don't manufactureres make them of see through material..answer solved!!

Japanese area

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 09:24

I have a area only 3 metres square at the side of a drive under a very big Rhodi, the bottom leaves and branches have all been cut off. It's south west, sheltered and only gets last of the summer sun and it's crying out for a jananese look. I've bought a couple of small acers but not sure what I can do with them and any other plants...any ideas?


Cosmos problems!

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 09:11

I grow Cosmos Purity, living in Cornwall we get warm but wet weather, last years rain helped the growth and plants like petunias didn't survive but these did. This year I'm growing 3 in each small pot, so there's no root disturbance, then straight into the garden when they are hardened off. I found the orange germination not very good, I've got 100's already in the greenhouse, this year I'll put large groups together


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Ideas to plant under the branches of a very big Rhodi  
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