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Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:14

Think I will go ahead and try it then. Fingers crossed 

Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:25

Hi all, I have a gap in a north west facing border, backed by a 5 foot fence.. so the ground level is in shade most on the day until late afternoon, but the top of fence is in sun most of day. I'm looking for a fast growing shrub, preferably which flowers in summer. I saw a Lavatera 'Barnsley' which would look lovely there, however it says it needs 'full sun'. Any ideas if it would work in the area I want it to? Is it likely to go leggy? or not flower? Otherwise, any other ideas for the spot? 

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:27

Had lots of seedlings last summer. Will keep my eyes peeled for them this year and remove asap. Thanks for the advice.

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:51

Hmm, in fact, I'm 99% sure its Pendula! Thank you. Now I'm seeing advice on google to dig it up because its so invasive. Damn! 

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:48

Oh, nutcutlet, now I'm wondering if mine is actually Carex Pendula. They both look the same 

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 10:28

I have an area with several clumps of Fringed Sedge aka Carex Crinita. They are a great space filler (although tend to be invasive). However they are looking a little tired and in need of tidying up. Any idea how best to prune them? I assume I shouldn't cut them right back as they are evergreen, however cutting out individual dead blades is almost impossible. Any ideas? 

Get well soon Nigel

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:42

I love Nigel


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:41

still not working

Ideas for replacement shrub needed

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:06

Mind also boggling! So many to choose from, thank you all for the suggestions. Pyracantha I like, but other half doesnt like the spikiness, and I guess I would worry my dog would scratch herself on it! We have a few pittosporums (at least I think thats what they are!), seem to be slow growers though? We also have an eleagnus ebbingei which has the most gorgeous scent at this time of year but would be far too dark for that corner. 

I'm liking the look of some of the Viburnums, although they look a bit small... will do a bit more research into how fast they grow etc. 

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:46

Brilliant, thanks for all the advice. Going to look for some corms and give them a go! We have a shady area at the back under some pine tress but I'm guessing it will be too dry for them... will find somewhere else I'm sure! 

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Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

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Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

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Kaffir Lily?

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Ideas for replacement shrub needed

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What is eating my redcurrants?

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What's wrong with my clematis? And what can I do?

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What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Help identifying needed  
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Anyone know the name of this?

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Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

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Callistemon only has a few flowers

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My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

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Help! My blackcurrants are splitting

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Fruit cages - DIY options?

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