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Shady spot

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:09
Hi, I've got some wasted space behind my garage. It's big enough for a 8x6' raised bed, it's shady but not pitch black. Can anyone help with planting ideas please?

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 17:13
Thank you Rose,
So not really hardy then? I have a sheltered spot for it - not worth risking it in your opinion?

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:32
Nice one blairs- looks like you've cracked it.
I may be spending again!

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:19
Nutcutlet, you may be onto something. The variety sold by duchy of Cornwall are not what I would call hardy.

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:17
Thanks Blairs,
Duchy site only has http://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk/plants-and-flowers/shrubs/shrubs/schefflera-rhododendrifolia/c-psh-scheff/
I know even less about that variety- but price isn't extortionate.

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 16:37
Me too,
It's not looking good though!

Hardy umbrella tree

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:59
I've just been catching up on gardeners world & I saw a Schefflera Impressa (hardy umbrella tree). I like the look of this & wonder if anybody has any experience of them. I just did a quick search & can't find any for sale online , so I'm assuming that means it'll cost an arm & a leg?

any ideas for climbers up a fence?the fence runs east to west

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 22:23
How about a Rambling Rector or a Himalayan Musk rose with a couple of clematis mixed in to contrast colours and have a longer flower season.
If I had to choose one plant on its own it would be clematis Armandii , they take a couple of years to establish , but are vigorous and have a long flowering season and lovely evergreen foliage.

Choosing the correct rootstock

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:01
Thanks for the link Dove,
There's a couple of varieties I hadn't heard of (Alfred & Glow Fan).
I bought a Morpark in a garden centre sale last winter for a pittance ( big mistake) it was a weak tree & died in mid summer.

Choosing the correct rootstock

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:11
Thank you Bob, yes peach blossom is lovely , I keep bees & they'll love it. So that's pretty much decided then. Just need to sort out the Apricot now.
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