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What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:02

😊I am grateful for your help.

Last edited: 29 July 2016 08:07:05

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:00

Thanks Hortum and Posy, great suggestions. I have Hostas that I want to split and move, I will transplant some of the Heucheras. I will buy some hardy ferns and I like epimediums. I now have quite a shopping list!! But I am grate

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: Yesterday at 07:27

Thanks Ladybird and Claire for these suggestions. I have some Vinca minor in a pot, some Ajuga and several Heucheras in another border which I can split and transplant. I suppose it's trial and error really to see what will be happy there. We raised the crown of the Beech last year to allow more light into this area of the garden. I've started Hollyhock, Lupin, and Delphinium seed for next year. Do you think some of these would be suitable there. I shall keep them in the cold greenhouse over the winter. 

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:32

I have a very large Copper Beech tree and would like suggestions on what plants I can grow in a border around it. It gets sun only after 2 pm. I have perenial poppies, hardy geraniums  and Crocosmia growing there. There are large roots obviously and I can dig planting pockets between them. I have added lots of compost and spare soil to raise the depth of soil but still it's only about a foot deep. I'm desperate to fill this border with plants and would be grateful for any ideas.

Last edited: 28 July 2016 20:34:08

Can anyone know or recognise the identity of this plant.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 11:54

It is a Clematis. They don't have 'tendrils' the new shoots wind themselves around nearby stems or have to be tied to supports. It's a lovely healthy. Plant. 

Why didn't I think of it before?

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 03:13

So glad to read your experience with paint on shading. I was just planning on buying some. I'm going for the shower curtain rail idea. 😊

Clematis cartmanii Avalanche

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 07:52

Mine hasn't put on much growth this year and has very few flowers. I renewed the top couple of inches of compost and gave it a feed last week, hoping it would rally a bit. 

Runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 07:43

My beans are just poking through the compost in the cold greenhouse too. I won't plant them out until the middle of May. That as a good tip about sowing a seed by the side of each plant. 

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 08:14

My Crowborough has its roots in the edge of the pond and flowers like mad. Maybe yours isn't quite getting enough water. ?

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 07:27


I am happily watching the blackbird sitting on eggs by the side of the kitchen window. 

 They built the nest last year in the clematis and I never expected them reusing it. The daffs and tulips are out, the primulas look amazing....My flower and veg seeds have nearly all germinated.I'm a very happy bunny.

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