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Posted: 24/01/2017 at 01:12

Thank you, was thinking sweet pea also, wish I'd known in the Autumn and I could have been more prepared, we have a very GREEN garden!


Posted: 23/01/2017 at 06:42

My stepson and his partner have decided to celebrate their wedding in our garden on July 1st. What can I plant in spring that will be useful for festooning,  table arrangements and prettiness in the borders? Last minute plans have left me in a mild panic! TIA

Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:28

Loving all these ideas. I think we are going to try and create a tapestry of colour and texture keeping it all pretty low growing, along the lines of a living wall.....with grasses,ferns, junipers, vincas, berberis and some dwarf rhododendrons.....with acers in large corten planters on either side of the seating log at the top....

Cheers, this has helped immensely! Such a great forum!


Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 08:16


^^^^^ A pic of the almost complete earthworks showing the bank ^^^^^^^

Brilliant Fairygirl, no wonder you lament parting from this garden!

We have many junipers throughout the garden already, so I am leaning that way, plus we want an oriental flavour...

Thanks all for taking the time to respond!

Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:04

Have researched all these suggestions - fantastic! Thanks so much!

Any more for any more?

Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 12:51

Hi all.

Can anyone help with suggestions for evergreen low spreading plants for a West facing 45° bank that drops into a large pond?

The recently created bank is a 17m x 3m area consisting of soil over hardcore and we are looking to quickly cover it with attractive foilage to stabilise the bank that doesn't require ongoing management (due to awkward access) or obstruct the pond view.

Many thanks.

Patchy Muscari River

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 10:47

Thanks so much Nutcutlet, much as I suspected....

Patchy Muscari River

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 10:14

Hi, can anyone advise...

I planted a blue river of 3000 Blue Magic muscari under the lawn on a small West facing slope between a 2m thuja hedge on the Eastern side and a couple of mature cedars facing West onto the lawn.  I planted the muscari in a river formation about half a metre wide and 15m long winding up and down the slope and under the trees with several hundred daffs in the 'river bends.'  The idea is for it to naturalize into a flowery river each spring like at Keukenhof! ;D

All the daffs and a large portion of muscari have flowered but there are completely bald sections of the muscari planting of up to half a metre long. It doesn't seem to be the shade or the aspect, could it be the depth of the bulbs as they were planted in several sessions by various helpers?

My query is whether I need to replant the bald patches or is it likely they will come up next year? I am going to extend the river another 15m this autumn. Many thanks for any help!

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