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Ideas wanted for a shade loving climber that flower

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:02

Hydrangea petiolaris is the climber for shade as it grows well on north facing sites. It gets quite big though so you'd need to keep it in check.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:48

Evening all. I'm enjoying the cooler weather after the high temperatures recently. Only problem is we're getting lots of rain to go with it! Saves on the watering though.


GG you take it easy or you'll be bushed like I am today. It's strange when we're just 27 isn't it? Dove never mentioned she was retiring...not that I can recall anyway....

Tina- re your Dad's saws. Could you get some of them cleaned up and display them in the house, or are they not 'pretty' enough?

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:39

TCM that's lovely! Great pix and very clever little graphics on your post! When we bought our last house the owners told us 'never seen any frogs ' despite there being one huge pond and a smaller one. We couldn't understand it, and we laughed when we started working on the garden because it was full  of frogs and toads! Not sure they ever went out in it!!

Nut - I'm a little confused - what smell!!....


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:25

Need a bit more to go on Bev!

Help identifying this plant please?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:40

It was the big stems at the back that threw me a bit too - I assumed they were part of the same plant which is why I though it had to be something that gets to a fair height. I think it looks a bit 'hefty' for a Hebe if that makes sense!

Victoria plum tree (patio variety)

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:26

Is there any obvious sign of disease/insect damage Lorna? A pic would help if you can manage it. Someone here will be able to help I'm sure. I would have said  it could  just be the hot weather frying it, but you said it was June that the problem arose so possibly too early for that.


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:22

It's strange GG. I didn't do anything very strenuous yesterday compared to day before. My  27 yr old body is just catching up I think...

Is it you that's frying or just the laptop?

What Now?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:20

Hardy geraniums are great as you can chop them back as soon as they finish flowering - July usually - and you 'll get a second flush of flowers later on. Also, if you don't already have it, scabious is great for attracting bees etc, and flowers forever. If you do the same with it as the geraniums it provides another lot of flowers too. Comes in nice purpley/lilac colour and white as well. Sedums  -(ice plant) are great for late summer into autumn - sunnier site for them if possible. Butterflies love them and although the flowers tend to be redder rather than purple or blue, they work very well in that colour scheme. There are some with darker purpley foliage and there's a white variety too. Very easy to grow and propagate. 

Flag stones on to grass area

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:09

Yes if it's that size - the better the base the better the result. I wouldn't skimp on it!

Which evergreen shrubs to plant in front of large conifer hedge?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:05

Escallonia? It's happy on the coast and easy to keep to a reasonable size. Flowers early summer.

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