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Latest posts by Lizness

Planting suggestions for new path?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:25

Have seen Nepeta Six Hills Giant as a border to paths, very effective! Long flowering, good for bees!

Big Bold Purple Plants (for August 2014)

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 23:07

Cirsium atropurpureum are kinda purple and thistley (in a good way!) but would have to do them as cut flowers and I don't seem to think they last long!

Echinacea are good purple and daisy like.


Posted: 09/12/2013 at 19:47

Liz- Some Skimmia's will never berry because they are male. 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 17:44

Toad Lillies-Tricyrtis are still looking good after frosts and Nerines in North East

Pyrus calleryana chanticleer

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:57


I have seen this grown in pots in North East. Great Autumn colour about now and hangs on for ages. Never noticed the flowers but just looked online and saw spring. It is not like the past two years have even been simular weatherwise?

Don't know if that's any help?

Quinces and Eucalyptus in Pots - has anyone tried it?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:16

Can you chop back eucalytus as you would do willow? Then you would get the fresh nice foliage? Seem to think you might be able to? Anyone?

Can anyone identify this plant please?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:08
Fascicularia bicolor

Found this good link apparently hardy to -10 but haven't seen it get through a winter

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:46

I have been told it isn't hardy in North East at 800ft

Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:44

Would second Callicarpa, lovely little pearl like lilac berries

Or Schizostylus would probably flower then.

Would be concerned a acer might have lost it's leaves by november.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 22:15

In North East England unusual to get them through the winter. Don't find seedlings either (this is in a nursery with quite a few plants) sants. Made it through last year but not a cold winter in comparison to norml winter but took a long time to get away.

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