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Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:18

Abbeydore is growing with an upright habit like Autumn Joy 


 Daniella Casa Blue


Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:05

I think Nut mentioned that she has an evergreen climbing hydrangea 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:00

Morning the rest of you 

I've been watching the Springwatch bluetits fledging 

Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:55

I'm using quite a bit of blue foliage in my new front border - I've recently planted Daniella caerulea Casa Blue  and am very pleased with it so far.  It provides a different texture to a lot of the blue-leaved plants.

Other blue foliaged plants I've planted there are Rosa glauca, Hosta Hadspen's Blue and Sedum Spectabile 'Abbeydore' which has lovely blue/grey/green foliage. 



Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:21

Good morning Lesley - enjoy 

Shuttlecock ferns in school wildlife garden

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:20

I've got Drypteris Cristata 'The King' (aka Elvis ) and Hart's Tongue ferns in my wildlife area, as well as some with gorgeous reddish fronds (whose name I shall find in a minute or three).  They all prefer damp shade but cope with dryish shade if watered well in their first year.

Got it - the one which has reddish fronds is Dryopteris erythrosora Prolifera.


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:10

Good morning all -  sunshine and blue skies here today - It's a Gardening Day!!! 


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:07
Percy-Grower wrote (see)

Well done SGL's OH...

"If men are from Mars and woman are from Venus" and Venus spins different from every other planet in the solar system don't you think that says it all about woman..

No, it just means that everyone else is wrong 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:04

Hi Verdun, seen Brian lately? He's been a very naughty boy!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 11:15

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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