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Ahh. Yes the buds tend to be that colour but that doesn't indicate the colour of the forthcoming flower. Some of the dark ones just look green in the bud. Just the way they are.
It can be a real nuisance Percy so just as well you've got it reined in!
The other thing you could plant is something like an Acorus in the shallows there. That will hide the pipe.
It's gone off. Dare I set foot outside?
White/cream sweet peas are often yellowy looking in bud as are many of the colours. Do you mean you bought seed of the wild one from Canada SP? I wouldn't have though Homebase would stock those
These are some of my 'Cathy' ones form last year - you can see the greeny yellow buds
I think LoganB put membrane or something at the back. I think I'd use marine ply to make it more substantial if you wanted it long term. Heavy plastic would probably do the job reasonably well too. I htink she may have gone into the construction on her original thread. Perhaps she'll take a look later
Ok you lot - don't rub it in.....
Washing's out anyway - it can take it's chances
Might have to resort to h****work...
Lots of ferns are happy in dry conditions too Percy so you can always just try a couple of different things and see what does best.
Hope it does well Coys - a bit of tlc and it will make a nice shrub fro you in time
First one looks a bit like a Loosestrife to me. Hope it's not rosebay
Here's the other pallet thread for Sweet Pea and anyone else who wants to do a bit of DIY