Posted: 06/03/2013 at 02:59
Thanks both for your replies.
I believe the cyclamen is an outdoor variety as it was outside in the garden centre when i bought it. If that is true about the winter flowering only I will remove them out of that planter so i can put some summer flowers in there and perhaps move it into another pot waiting for winter again. Is this a good idea and anything i'd need to do look after during this time.
disco dave, I didnt realise that male puppies had sufficent levels of nitrogen to damage plants/grass(thats what this website told me) he likes going out the front garden on my rhoderdendron plant which is a lot more resilient and needs cutting back anyway so im going to encourage him to do that more.
with regards to the red escalonia, I foresee a change, i dont think its right for my border, I want something that grows up generally rather than across the floor like that. any ideas.
the bottom pics are the plants i have in my border already