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What's in a name? That which we call a rose...

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:26

Thanks for your input chicky & MsBeehaven, I tend to agree about the Sanctuary reference – it's just a word that always seems to come up in the client brief.  

Anyhoo, as it seems to resonate with most people I've asked, I've decided to go with Cultivate, so thank you & watch this space!

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:28

& too late for the pesticide too unless you're quick - it's being withdrawn from Monday.

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:39

I'd wait until Spring to chop it.

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:34

As far as I know. they don't take kindly to pruning & should really be kept to a minimum.  How close is it to the house?  They are slow growing, but they do get huge & if too close will definitely cause a problem.

Plant suggestions for carpark border

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:27

My immediate thought was Bergenia, Astrantia & perhaps some Heuchera?  

What's in a name? That which we call a rose...

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:25

Hello all.  I'm in the midst of starting up my own garden design practice and I hope you don't mind if I pick your green brains for opinions/suggestions.  The practice will be general garden design with a view to specialising in food production over time (but not necessarily becoming the main focus).  What do you think of either of the following?

Sanctuary Gardens



Thank you in advance for any feedback you give.


Tomato varieties

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 14:24

Grew Tigerella this year which are v tasty - medium size.

autumn and winter

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 20:36

How about Helleborus sp. for winter, & Nerine bowdenii for autumn.  Also, Heuchera sp (although not flowering autumn & winter, still glorious colour)

Buying the right tool

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 20:27

I did hesitate before admitting that!  But I felt I was among friends! 

Planting ideas please

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 20:23

How about:

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' & Bergenia 'Silberlicht' to give you an evergreen structure.  Interplanted with:

Spring: Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley to you & me!)


Summer: Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'

Autumn: Liriope muscari

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