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Plant suggestions please!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:52

"... The contorted hazel makes an excellent container plant and can be combined with spring bulbs and hellebores in a winter-to-spring arrangement, where - with care - it will survive for many years..."

Plant suggestions please!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:45

Well, it's not evergreen, but for winter interest you can't beat a Twisted hazel (Corylus contorta) - a living sculpture in your garden, stunning when covered with frost or gleaming with raindrops, then catkins in the early spring - and very happy in a container.

It's a bit less stunning in the summer, but there's plenty of other plants to hold your interest at that time of year.

And how fantastic to cut a few stems for the house

wall v hedge

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:35

I like walls and I like hedges - I'm wondering whether there's a way of constructing a wall that is suitable for your garden, which could offer more to wildlife than just a straightforward brick wall ...........

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:12


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:06

Morning BL    Enjoy lunch with your friends wherever you eat it

I'll do ham hock later in the week  - or even next week - it'll keep

A summer day in The Netherlands

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:01

Glad you're ok Kleipieper

I remember the storm of 1987 very well - our village was cut off by fallen trees for several days and we had no electricity for more than a week .

Freaky Veg

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:55

Hi Sherby

Could we see a photo please?  and do you know the variety of corn you're growing?

Bugs on bonsai

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:50

We need a photo  of the flies.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:39

Good morning all

Dry here with some blue patches (so far, but I have heard the forecast ... )

Think a bit of wandering around and dead-heading will be done if possible this morning, then if the forecast is right the day will consist of roasting a chicken and a butternut squash, and knitting on the sofa in front of a film or I might even watch the F1 if there's no athletics on ...

Hope everyone has a good day

Last night's Gardeners' World - Elizabeth.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 07:24

Didn't weep - somehow she was too positive and got too much enjoyment from her garden for me to feel sad - but amazed and as Steve said, humbled.  How can anything every be too difficult or too much of a pain for me to do ever again?

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