Jennie 3

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Semi shady tolerant shrub

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:09

Thanks Villaverde 123, that's given me something to look out for. 

Semi shady tolerant shrub

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:06

Thanks Busy-Lizzie. I already have the yellow Choiysa but it is worth considering the green one. I'll see if anyone can come up with a few ideas. I'm trying to stop the easterly winds from affecting parts of my garden. 

Semi shady tolerant shrub

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 09:57

Hi - can anyone recommend a small shrub (to 1.5m h & w) which is densely packed & evergreen with some colour during the year?

I was considering Berberis Darwinii compact but have just read that it is susceptible to rust/mildew & a virus. As I live in a valley which can be quite damp I don't think this now would be a good idea.

I already have Pyracantha but it grows too large for this area.

Any ideas would be great thanks.

Ground elder

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 09:48

Hi - if you ever get ground elder in your garden you'll never get rid of it. As you pull the roots out they break up & each tiny piece will re grow. It's a thug!

However, they are right about it being ground cover.....


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 09:54

Hi - can anyone please advise if the lichen on my Azalea is going to eventually kill it? It's crept along the branches leaving only the tips to produce leaf & flower or is there anything I can do to halt/kill it?

Red Robin (Photinia)

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 09:30

Hi jo47 - It flowers April/May time but as I live in Jersey it may be later in the UK

Red Robin (Photinia)

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 09:09

Hi Sara - I have a Photinia Davidiana 'Palette' which has pinky-tinged leaves streaked creamy-white and is slower growing. Although it does at time loose it's leaves/berries it is a beautiful shrub & in the spring is absolutely covered with bees, no other plant in my garden attracts them like this one does - an absolute joy to see/hear. 


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:38

Hi - am surprised that no-one has mentioned here that you can eat Hemerocallis! Apparently the whole plant can be eaten but I've only tried the flower which I enjoyed - maybe one way to keep the beds down!!!


As dear as Saffron

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:42

Hi  - I live in Jersey & over 3 years got just one flower - gave up this year!!!

I read somewhere on the internet that they get baked in the summer in their natural habitat so I placed a cloche over the pot for the summer which was when I got the one flower.

Good luck with it

what is Mertus

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:54

Hi - I live in Jersey & have had a large Myrtle which flowered from July to the end of October every year. Looked like it was covered in snow, very pretty but the snow & south westerly high winds in 2012 knocked it down completely. Lucky for me it did have seedlings & one has taken it's place. This time I think I'll contain the height to keep it from the winds...hopefully!

It does have a perfume but seems not to flower when small. Mine is in the garden & there it shoots up quite quickly. Am waiting to see if it flowers this year.

It started out in a semi shady northwest/northeast aspect but once it cleared the fence it was in a sunnier southwest position. There are a lot of trees surrounding my place. 

Hope you find this helpful to you?

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