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Plant suggestions for my front garden

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:10

To make it look tidier you could shape your ceanothus and hebe as it is crowding out the hydrangea. In fact you could give a little trim to all the plants. You could also put a decorative mulch like slate in a colour to match some of your paving. I'd keep away from bark as it could get messy. It would also make weeding, if any a much easier job.

Plantwise you could try choiysia. This is evergreen and you would get white flowers a couple of times a year. Or cornus (dogwood), they are deciduous but you then have the coloured stems as winter interest (red, yellow, green, brown, black, orange) and they have white flowers and also berries.

weeds and more?

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:29

The picture after the geranium has an annual euphorbia in it, clover and a few weeds that I don't know the name of.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:23

Cheers Charlie

planter box.

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 16:27

A giant allium bulb dotted here and there and it will be complete.

On-line purchases

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 16:26

Just had a v.quick look and bookmarked it Verdun. I will drool over it later. Thanks

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 16:23

I'll try some foxglove alba too Charlie if that's ok.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 16:00

Thanks Charlie, will pm details

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:26

charlie22 could I have some verbascum snow maiden seeds, if available.

On-line purchases

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:25

Verdun, I can't find Paddocks, can you put the website on here, thanks

Plant inspiration / ideas please

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:40

If you wanted something to cascade over the top you could plant aubretia or delosperma.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:19

Bargain Buy of 2015

What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 07:12

Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

Green tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 19:25

Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09


What to do when the plant has gone over 
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