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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 11:14

Does anyone know what varieties these are please?

All I know is that one is a rose (Last I remember I saw a white flower on it which were few and far between)

And the other is a deciduous Honeysuckle which had small double white flowers in spring and now has little red berries


I cut the Rose right to the ground late last year and it came back as vigorous as ever! Although it has not flowered yet.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 18:24

I live in South Wales, So of course its raining :P

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 12:33

I have chosen and planted the flowers that I liked and that have a good heighth and spread.

I went for a Pink and White theme which I'm hoping will work well

I chose:

Anemone x Hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson'

Lobelia 'Russian Princess'

Penstemon Pensham 'Amelia Jane'

Leucanthemum 'Broadway Lights'

I will add spring and summer bulbs to this too so I have colour all the year round

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 08:52

Full sun practically all day. Soil is part clay but I have improved it so its not so heavy. Area stays surprisingly moist.

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:48

I'm not ruling out annuals totally. It's just that I have about 6 or 7 other beds and Countless pots closer to the house for annual plants :P

Thanks for all the recommendations by the way guys, some of those flowers are very pretty.


Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:45

Just remember to trim them down by about a third after Flowering before Winter sets in.

That will give them the chance to bulk up on their leaves and be great for next year


Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:39

About A Foot apart is usually good if your trying to make a Hedge. If not I'd go 2 Feet or more.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:32

I was thinking of doing that too. Theres a tonne of bulbs waiting dormant in the fridge at the moment.

Anyway here is the Bed


Herbaceous Border

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:15

I like the Perrenial Lobelia. Spotted it in the Garden Centre yesterday. It had a scarlet stem

Herbaceous Border

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 14:53

I want to make a Herbaceous Perrenial Flowering Border. The area is already prepared and has Clematis on the trellis going up the fence and some annuals at the moment.

The site is 3metres wide and comes out 60cm from the fence

Does anyone have any recommendations on what I can plant?

Soil is Neutral to Slightly Acidic 

The plants could be up to 1metre high without really blocking out the Clematis

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