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Talkback: Escallonia

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 13:10
This sounds just the plant I've been looking for to suggest to my neighbour (she has asked me for suggestions - I'm not butting in!)to plant against her house wall at the front of the house. My family will benefit from her choice of plant more than she will as we look out at it from our kitchen and study. However, due to extensions, her house is staggered in 3 stages and the same evergreen plant aalong all the 3 parts would unify it I feel. Any other ideas?

Talkback: Preparing for drought in the garden

Posted: 23/02/2012 at 18:21
I love pelargoniums but, since watching Sarah Raven's Bees, Butterflies and Blooms have renewed my vow to make an effort to plant wildlife friendly plants and bedding. There seems to be a dilemma: annuals and bedding need to be watered regularly. Can we be wildlife friendly and save water? Mulching is difficult between annual plants, newly planted trees and shrubs MUST be watered (planting in Autumn is probably the answer there) veg and salad need water....... another gardeners' challenge! What is the answer?
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