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Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:18

There is a lovely tulip - white called Purissima and a whit crocus called Jeanne d'Arc

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Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:01

The home my mum was in was good and very caring but to make sure we used to go at varied times etc as Lily said.

Verdun we were given a list by Social Services of homes to visit - went to 2 neither to my mind suitable, moaned at GP who said try this one - not on the list - liked it straight away reserved the available room and then went to social services and told them. 

Fortunately it had the funding needed.

We did have a gripe at one time, mainly management, but the problem was sorted and management was replaced (the well known firm obviously had concerns) and it went back  to being the caring home and was so until she passed away there with them showing great compassion and love for her and to us right to the end and afterwards

The good ones are out there, trust yourself

When we were viewing homes we never made an appointment

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:47

I did grow white Antirihnums (sp I know) variety Royal Bride - grew them from seed, they have lasted 2 years but have now had it. They were very spectacular and elegant


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:40

Good day

Recently aquired sat nav is called Charlie ( Chauffeur) but in France had a female voice so has become Sharlee

Always used to have a fern called Rodney as well (not now)

Finally ordered bulbs from internet. Have done  quick tidy of the front garden - doesn't often get any attention. And dug up a couple of huge evening primroses that I used to fill in gaps when newly planted.

Going to dig up an almost dead erysimum this afternoon, and maybe hav a go at digging up and re-planting a rose - haven't done that before - any hints?

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 11:12

Thanks for the suggestions - some I like a lot especially that Abelia.

Would look good with the contrast of the Tiger

I am struggling to remove the current 'floor' of ajuga elsewhere though it does serve its purpose


And the Bergenia - I don't know why I didn't think of that 

certainly getting more of an idea what will go now

And the brunnera are on my list but for the other part of the white garden

Reviving a Camelia

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:55

Tree icon at the top of where you put your message 2nd from right as you look at it.

Mulch my camellias in spring and autumn with ericaceous compost, feed from july onwards with ericaceous feed in rain water once a week, keep moist if dry (as this year) Only ever use rain water. 

I have neutral soil and it seems to work with mine.



Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:50

Yes, saw the voucher but the closest Wyevale is quite  a trek.

Hope to go out and about tomorrow so will see - all depends on other things though.


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:06

Good day - have done  very little but in my mind have done loads. Emptied a water butt - one more full to go - hope it does rain on Thursday.

I have spread used compost on newly dug small bed, but like everything else it needs a good wet!

Could do bulbs tomorrow, needs some thought though. I hoped to get tulip Cairo from the show (main pot display) but didn't see any, and don't really want to go mail order route. Hmmmmm!

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:56

Thanks for that tip Verdun

Now what I need, please, are suggestions for a lowish growing, white  will go in the flowered ground cover. It will go in the bed with the Tasmanian Tiger - that will grow near the trunk of a tree. Also included (I think) will be Rose Kew Gardens (not thriving elsewhere in garden.

I would like something that needs little attention, goes with the Tasmanian tiger, maybe about 50cm tall.

All suggestions considered - but be good ground cover


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:00

I love spring show Yvie - just felt autumn one was more a shopping experience type thing  - nursery stands are always worth it though.


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