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Heather Michaels

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Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:38

It must be truly scaring to be faced with the prospect of losing your eyesight. Hope all works out well for you Mike, and for anyone else here, Edd, Anthony, that has medical conditions affecting their site. Mine can be simply corrected by the application of a pair of spectacles to the face and reading this has reminded me how lucky that makes me.

Another plant/shrub that needs identifying :) Thank you

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:23

Definitely Ribes sanguineum Paul, I have a couple in my garden, and quite large one too. It CAN be a bit of a grower thats true but also quite easy to keep under control and for the riot of beautiful pink blossom in early spring (mine is out already) I love mine. The leaves smell a bit but the blossom gives way to fruit (false blackcurrant I believe). I keep mine pruned back each autumn and don't have any trouble, so long as I don't keep rubbing my nose in the leaves!

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 12:14

Thank all, went to Garden Centre on Sunday very excitedly to buy said shade loving plants, but no joy  They're not in until this weekend coming apparently so back I go on Sunday!

Once all planted (assuming the ground doesn't bake hard by then with the absence of any rain - heavy clay soil for me!) I'll put up some pics of the progress.

I'll also have a look at Long Acre Nurseries as I'm sure I'll find something else I want to spend a small amount of money on 

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 10:09

Thank you everyone for the wonderful suggestions here, I'm off to the garden centre now! 

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:13

More really useful information NewBoy2, thank you

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:49

I liked the look of the Jack Frost very much, there were lots of images of it on google. Pretty plant.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:13

Thank you Blairs. It looks lovely.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:57

Thank you Gardenmaiden, that looks great too x


Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:30

Dove thank you so much. Just had a look at the link and this would be absolutely perfect. Such a beautiful colour on the foliage and lovely pretty flowers. And perfect on my pocket too! That's exactly wht I was looking for, something I could buy and few of and then leave go.

Off to the garden centre I go....

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:12

Hi everyone, I need some advise please.

I'm looking to cover quite a large area of barren, muddy, and shady ground in my garden.

The area I'm looking to cover is underneath an entire bank of trees and so in the summer is very shady and, perversely, in the winter much less shady as the majority of the trees drop their leaves.

I'd like something evergreen, doesnt have to flower but something other than just plain old green would be nice but as the area can be quite difficult to access I'd like something that will cope with shade and dappled sunlight, which self seeds to spread and carpet the area as opposed to growing upward and tall (we rent so I don't want to keep continually paying out for dozens of things to cover large areas,)and something that can pretty much just be left to its own devices.

Any help and suggestions gratefully received, thank you


Discussions started by Heather Michaels

Need an I.D on this please

Need an I.D on this please 
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I'm not sure what they are?

I'm wondering if these are friend or foe? 
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What is this please?

Identification please 
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Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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It's been a long time! 
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What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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