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Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:08

Agree with land girl 

Is your bed in the sun? Some stipa tenuissima and deschampsia cespitosa in drifts can look stunning.

In the shade, ophiopogon nigrescens (black grass) coupled with Japanese rye grass hakkonechloa, looks fab.

 

Enjoy and 

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:03

Firstly...Happy Christmas!

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35203.jpg?width=225&height=225&mode=max

 

 

 

Now to business  I saw this beauty in the park today - the photo doesn't do it justice really, but the branches are almost silver in the light and beautiful against a water backdrop.

Was wondering what it might be - anyone know?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35202.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Thank you 

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 12:21

I love them nut, but my garden's tiny so everything has to have its space and not invade. Ah, if I had a large garden like some of you lot, I'd let so many of my perennials go mad!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:55

Thanks nut - I took the seed heads off most of them in the Summer, as was a bit concerned about an invasion!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:45

I honestly can't remember when my flowered exactly, but must have been around Feb/Mar this year.

Like Turnip, the fresh growth is visible coming through from the base. Leaves a bit straggly and not too pretty.

So Dove, ought we leave the old leaves in place until the New Year? I also thought that the old leaves di something to protect the newly-emerging leaves. Are they very prolific in your garden then? Oh no, I got 5 for a raised bed this year and am now having visions of them taking over the entire garden 

Recommend online plant suppliers

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:38

You're welcome - it's a case of hit and miss with online companies. Some good, some terrible. 

Verdun  re dead trees.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 11:01

thanks all - will get up close next time for a sniff!

Wildlife blues

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:21

I know Happy 

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:19

Patsy  cinnammon-scented stems sound lovely

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:18

sorry, my camera phone isn't that good.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06

indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

A big con or good?! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

Plant ID please

a present  
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Is it too early to use them in the garden now? 
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Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 23:26

eucalyptus illness

what is this on the leaves?! 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 17:52

Vine weevil evil :-(

What to do in Winter? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 16:24

Skimmia Japonica

hardly any berries and very yellow leaves 
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Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 18:37

Where are my snowdrops?

None have come up at all! 
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Last Post: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

Identification of a large bush!

photo included :-) 
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Last Post: 19/12/2013 at 19:53

what is this bush, anyone?

Winter-flowering bush 
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Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 17:16

thyme pruning

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Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 18:29

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

alternative plants please... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 17:56
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