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Replacing conifers

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:46

a garden that I pass on the way to work has a pleached lelandii hedge, underplanted with low growing plants and it looks great - privacy and height, without the oppresiveness

Border in complete shade

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:14

Yes, your pic is green alkanet. It comes up all over my garden in sun and shade and the poorest of soils. leave it to flower and it looks like a giant forget me not, very pretty and the bees are crazyfor it. it will grow in your shady border and make big clumps.

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 22:26
I have masses of allium christophii seedlings in my gravel garden. How long will it take them to start flowering and should I be doing anything with them, ie thin them out?

new lavender bed advice

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 22:36
Thanks, good point about them all flowering at same time and height. The house is painted white, so dark blue or a mid blue would be good. Any varieties you particularly like? Is hidcote very dark purple?

New lavender bed advice

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 22:33
Whoops, thought I'd messed up the post as the site crashed on me just as I had finished! Thanks, will take a look.

New lavender bed advice

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 22:26
Hi, I have been inspired by a gorgeous large lavender bed in the south of France, and I want to plant up the two very hot beds that span the front of my house, either sides of the front door with two big lavender beds. It's south facing and poor sandy soil. My question is this: should I go for just one variety, or a few different ones, so a patchwork of colours? (Lilac, purple, pink). If one colour, I fancy a mid blue, rather than very dark purple or pale lilac. Any suggestions? Thanks


Posted: 29/01/2013 at 22:14
Delighted to hear you can grow delphiniums in pots,as I have got some free seed and as my soil is poor and sandy,I'm thinking about hiding the pots amongst the border. My question is, how many plants per pot? I've got some really big plastic ones.

new lavender bed advice

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 21:59

Hi, having decided to give up on annuals in my two large brick planters which span the front of our house, I thought two big lavender beds would look good, be fairly easy to look after and provide a welcoming scent.  The house is south facing, and the soil is poor & sandy. My question is what do you think would look better - all one type of lavender, or three different coloured ones for a patchwork effect.  I have 100s of orange poppies (escholzia) in there which will make a good contrast I hope.

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