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Life after Bamboo

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:35

Hi, I'm afraid I can't see your photo.

There is also a variety of bamboo which does not spread like the more common types - apparently - but after going through a bamboo removing month of hell myself, I sort of went off bamboo for life 

Not knowing what kind of soil you have, what exposure or situation, or how high a screen you're looking to create, I'm going to throw a few randoms your way!

Is there a fence on that side, trellis?

Could you grow some large shrubs against that, like smoke bush, pieris, aucuba, choisiya? Or train some climbers up there if you have a fence/trellis? Jasmines, clematis, climbing roses?

It really does depend what you like, and on the other factors mentioned before.

What have I grown?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:26

Yes, definitely a dahlia leaf that. Lucky you!

Plant suggestions please!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:24

What about a sarcococca confusa? Lovely highly scented white flowers in winter, almost black berries follow. Fine in a pot, does well in partial to full shade.

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 12:53

Gardening G - in Obelix's garden photo above, it is the lovely almost yellow/green grass, slightly left of centre, front row bordering the paving. Obelixx's look like several plants grow next to each other - am I right Obelixx? They look lovely when they get larger and join together, bit like a cascade of leaves. As Verdun says, very classy and also very easy to grow and maintain. They really do their own thing. Mine are intermixed with ophiopogon black grass. I think my variety is called All Gold. never seen a purply or an orangey one - off too google 

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:27

Obelixx, which type is yours then? It sounds lovely with the purple rib. Can never have too much Hakkonechloa!

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:18

My hakkoneichloa (I have two varieties, the golden one and the variegated one, can't recall the names), are deciduous, so at the moment they are a pale coppery bronze but the leaves have all died back. They look quite nice though, even in that state. New leaves emerge around April time where I am.

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:34

obelixx that is beautiful 

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:29

Alchemilla is lovely - I agree with Dove, it isn't a thug at all.

How about some pulmonaria perhaps (white or blue flowers) or a smaller sarcococca bush which is evergreen and has tiny whitish flowers around now, which ar heavily scented and smell amazing if you are walking past?

My sarcococca and pulmonaria do well in heavy clay soil in full shade.

Shady spot..what to do?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:25

Aaaah, all this talk of beautiful plants is making me want to go out into my frosty garden and do something - anything! Sick of this cold - roll on spring!

Lily of the valley

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:22

Good luck Doris!

I've never had any luck with mine. Normally get the odd solitary leaf and no flowers. Well drained area though, heavy soil, part shaded. Hmm....

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does it flower in its first year? 
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Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Has never re-flowered :-( 
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