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Pots with autumn colour...some ideas please

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 14:04

Not sure if this question is best here or the garden design section.

I want to make up a couple of pots with some autumn flowering colour. I've had autumn flowering Crocus in the garden for years, purple pink in colour and I've transferred some to small plastic pots. My dad gave me a large plastic pot full of Nerine bulbs, pink, which are in the middle of flowering now & about 2ft high.

So I want to use these along with a third plant in a couple of large pots...say 2ft across approx. My plan is to have an outer ring of the Crocus...then and inner ring of the Nerine which surronds a third plant. Something with a bit of height against the Nerines.

But I don't know what that third plant can be...any suggestions???

I want something to go with or against the pink of the Crocus & Nerines. I'm happy with just something that has foliage but I don't want it getting too tall...about 3ft in height maximum. I had thought about a Cordyline but they seem to get a bit too big. Also I don't want to have the pots to big and heavy as I've got to move them about the garden.

Moving a Camelia...when's best and what to do

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:31

Thanks again Verdun and fairygirl

There isn't really a better spot in the garden as the rest of the front garden, where the Camelia is & north facing, I'm filling up with perenials as I want both front & back gardens working for a living and attracting the birds bees & butterflies.

So it will be coming out and going into a pot and then I can place where ever I like in the garden and move it around. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for all your help

Moving a Camelia...when's best and what to do

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:38

Thanks for that Verdun.

Yes the leaves always look green but there are some that are yellowing on the plant. I ony get a couploe of flowers a year and they don't last very long. It is in a very shady spot that gets very little sun. It's in a border between my garden and my neighbours with a big hedge between us. I don't want to cut the hedge down as it's also sanctuary for the birds.

So the Camelia will be coming out regardless and then I can put in perenials like Foxgloves, Verbena's and what ever else I can find to grow in a bright but shady spot. It doesn't get any sun as by the time the sun comes over the house it has started to go down and gets blocked by some trees across the road.

The compost is just a general one I think from Gro Sure...all that my local garden centre stocks

Moving a Camelia...when's best and what to do

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:55

I have a Camelia in my garden that is not happy where it is. I don't know what variety it is as it was here when I moved in. It seems to grow okay and has attempted to flower but never seems very happy and struggles a bit.

I think it's not happy because it's in the garden which is heavy clay soil so I've got a bag of ericaceous compost and I will be getting a large pot for it when pay day comes around. It's about 3 foot across.

When is the best time to dig it up, what sort of size of pot should I be getting for it and is there anything else I should to the plant...pruning etc etc ???

Yet another plant ID question

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 17:57

Thanks for that all of you...I do remember my dad giving me some of his Goldenrod so I'll let it flower and if it ain't yellow then up it comes. Hopefully it is Goldenrod as the bees could well do with some extra nectar.

Yet another plant ID question

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:03

This has come up in my garden. I don't remember planting it and I've no idea of what it could be. Just want to know if it's something I can pull up or if it's worth leaving in. No flowers yet and no sign of any flowers.


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 17:42
B3 says:

Oh well. I'll just have to hope the good ones seed in the right place. I don't l them enough to bother moving them if they're not.

Thanks ladybird

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 I have a lot of a varigated pulmonaria around my garden that self seeds and always comes up as varigated. You'd be more than welcome to have some of mine if you are ever in the Edenbridge, Kent area. I like it as it gives the bees something early in the spring

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 17:30
greenfingers steve says:

They will reseed and multiply. It's a plants that once it grows in your garden you will never get rid of it, Saying that, it's a cracking perennial for ground cover and will be happy in most soils and aspect

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 Yes I've dug up a couple of other plants that I presume had self seeded so they will get planted somewhere else I think. This one will have to come out at some point when I rebuild the raised flower bed in the back garden but I might be able to put it back once I've finished.

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 16:23
Ladybird4 says:

Hi there. Your plant is Alchemilla mollis - often known as Lady's mantle.

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many thanks for that Ladybird4...that's now jogged my memory. and nothing to do with mother's in law...perhaps I have a bit of a mother in law fixation!!!

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 15:51

Had this growing in the garden ever since I moved in 10 odd years ago. I was told what it's name was but for the life of me I can't remember. I have it in the back of my mind that it was something to do with Mother's in Law...mind you it seems a lot of plants are named after mother's in law!!!

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