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Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:04

I've to send you coffee MrsG....

Pour yourself into a chair ....and I'll pour the coffee into you.... 

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:51

As Del Boy says - the world's your lobster than Mel!...

go big then - always looks better than lots of fiddly little bits of borders. 

almost forgot - Euphorbias. Lots of them do well in shade, especially dry shade, and are good and bright through winter 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:47

It's actually starting to clear up a bit now KEF,  but not sure it's worth  doing anything outdoors now....I'm trying to convince myself that I should go out, but Sidney's calling me...


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:37

MrsG -  you'd best stay seated for a while methinks....

The advantage of all this rain today is that I can do the ironing while watching 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' on tv. Not seen it in years - what a great film. Hepburn and Tracey and handsome Mr Poitier. That'll do me.... 

Can u actually create a poisonous liquid fertilizer

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:20

Good luck Stan! 

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:14

It's funny bekkie - I like certain colour combinations and dislike others too - but I think most of us probably do if we're honest! The hot colour schemes can be a bit of an acquired taste, but if you take a few plants in red and orange and add lots of big, contrasting  foliage  (green and dark purple work really well) you might find you can sneak a sizzling pink in there and it'll be terrific. Try grouping some pots together and gradually add a couple of things 

Have I sold it to you? 

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:48

Absolutely Marco - I have those too.  I also planted lots of cream and white crocus, snowdrops and native primulas as well, which are perfect for those situations. Nice and cheerful at the end of a dreary winter 


Plant identification - please help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:38

Don't think they're an issue Cat - for animal or human!

You'll get plenty of info online though, if no one here knows 

Plant identification - please help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:28

Leycesteria Cat 

What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:20

How big an area do you have Mel? I garden on clay and find variegated foliage useful in shady areas - Euonymous is always handy. I have Osmanthus burkwoodii, which is not the most exciting shrub in the world, but it has scented white flowers in late winter/early spring. Christmas box (Sarcococca) is another which does a similar job. I also have Mahonia  (Charity and Winter Sun are the two most common, bigger varieties) which is a good colour of green and has yellow flowers in winter. There's lots of hollies (Ilex) which will do well, and Lonicera, shrubby honeysuckle, in bright golds or greens, as well as variegated ones.  All of those are evergreen too. 

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