Posted: 30/06/2013 at 11:22
Hi. Ref Fairygirl thought I had better say I do believe in fairies - sometimes see them at the bottom of my garden - usually after a few Guinnesses, if you happen to turn up give me a wave and have a drink with me. Ref shrubs and Salinos question - although main interest is HHP I have always grown a few for height and a framework to the garden and to provide screens to walk round (create corners) to avoid the "seeing it all at once" thingy. Mostly of the "usual" type such as Forsythis, Weigela including Florida variegata, Deutzia, Hypericum ( Hidcote), Buddleia ( 4 especially for the Butterflies and Bees etc), old single Roses, a few Rhodos, an Osmanthus and these found growing here when we moved in two most beautiful mature specimens of Viburnum tomentosum plicatum - a picture when in flower with their horizontal branches absolutely weighed down with flowers. There is some others whose names escape me right here, one with very nice yellow foliage.