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Can anyone help identify my fledging perennials...

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 09:45

Thank you, will look them up and have a guesss at where best to plant them out.

Can anyone help identify my fledging perennials...

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 09:09

No they came as mini plugs on one of those pay postage get plants free offer... to be honest they've done better than I thought as I don't have a greenhouse and just had them on the windowsill

Can anyone help identify my fledging perennials...

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 08:26

I got these perennials as mini plugs via a telegraph offer but stupidly threw the box away without naming them... Can anyone tell me what they are so I can work out where to plant them out.  Thanks









Patio paving design tool needed

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 08:53
I used the marshalls one for my patio and it is perfect. I used Bradstone slabs bit they came in the same sizes as one of the marshallsa and having laid it o can confirm that its calculations are correct.

Plants or weeds?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:22
All gone now (I hope!)

Plants or weeds?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:28
Ok thanks.... will get digging.

Plants or weeds?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:17
Thank you... will leave them in then

Plants or weeds?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:10

Could any one identify these mystery plants in my garden or are they weeds?

I did wonder if the first could be Kerria - I dug a large one out early last year but didnt see any growth last year.


Many thanks





Ideas wanted for feature pot.....

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 15:00

Ooh thank you - will take a look.

Ideas wanted for feature pot.....

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 14:17

I am not quite a beginner garden but definately on the "needs to learn a lot" side of things.  This year I have decided to tackle my garden (complete redesign that started last year and ground to a halt due to the weather lol!).  I have put in a rose arbour about half way down my garden - going over 2 steps up to the raised top half.  This weekend I will be finishing my patio on this raised top half (garden used to have a small slope so we have evened it out).

Over the rose arbour I have planted "golden showers" climbing rose (bare root plants so little more than sticks at the moment  lol!).  I would like a feature pot on the patio that can be viewed from the house through the rose arbour.

The garden in very nearly south facing, and the patio in summer will get full sun through the day - as the sun is so low at the moment - it gets some sun.  I also have 2 dogs (young), 4 cats, and 2 children (10 and 8 so shouldnt be too much of an issue) so cannot have anything poisonous.

I would like something with some height in the centre of the pot - I was thinking of some sort of tree/ tall shrub with a stem/ growth at the top?!?  And then plants around the base.  Ideally I would like something evergreen (as I have discovered the dogs chew anything that loses its leaves - I lost my baby Acer to them and my spireas don't seem to be faring too well) and I can "fill in" between the lower plants with summer bedding.  Has anyone any suggestions as to what the large plant could be/ evergreen small plants.

I havent yet bought the pot - so I can and will buy the correct size to fit the plants. I am simply drawing a blank on what colours would look good through the rose and ideas for the large plant (my plant knowledge is not huge!).  Other info - I do not have a greenhouse or cold frame and so whatever I buy must be able to survive winter (AFAIK Bay Trees do not handle cold well).  I live in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Thank you to anyone who got this far lol!

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