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Posted: 24/05/2015 at 14:12
Had a nice morning at the food festival, gorgeous pasta for breakfast followed by Lebanese lamb on flatbread for lunch. Now car shopping for OH. Wortley hall garden and craft fair tomorrow - all very bank holiday ish in these parts! Now to have alook back at what's been happening on here...

Plant supports

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:53

I've just bouht one of those twister things, Bill n Ben, different brand, only £2.99 at local GC. Not tried it yet and will also look at t DIY. options of the same th thing


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:46

Thanks FB, it'sthe Lamium. I love both of them.

Can do a Chatsworth visit on Tiesdays or weekends.

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:34

Thanks Nut, I was nearly there!

Will, harts tongue is failing in my spot and I'll need to move it, but I'll look up the other suggestions. not sure which geranium I have.

What's flowering in your garden today?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:30

osteospermum, peony, alliums, rhododendrons, forgetmenots, dicentra,camelia,aquilegia, euphorbia,bluebells,tulips, wallflowers, thalictrum, think that's it, at least what I can see through the raindrops on the window. lilac.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:24

Im up for a Chatsworth visit can only remember the house so must must go to the gardens!

FB whats the plant you gave me for dry shade, thought it was lamina but googled it and got nowhere, mentioned it on another thread if you can help. 

Kef, expensive nuisence that crown!


Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:19

The two in the centre work well for me in a similar position, dry soil under a border of conifers. I cut the conifer branches at the back to allow rain and light in but it's still very dry. I know these as lamina, but Google doesn't so not surecabout their real name. (FB might help as they started life in her garden). Lovely little flowers too. ignore the forgetmenots, they've only gone in this yearso not sure how they will fare, berginia struggles and hasn't flowered.

Ive also found pulmonaria works well, as do dandelions it seems , the helebore has done ok but not sure it's meant to like these conditions. 

Further forward I have geraniums, there are several varieties which may be ok for dry shade.

I have anothre spot where I'm waiting to see if 'lords and ladies' will survive, thought I'd lost them (only planted last year) but just seen some coming back now. Same with ferns.

If you find the perfect plant let me know.




Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:53

Clari  ( ive pm'd you)


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:40

Morning all

Had another night of heavy rain, been out to check and still one persistent bone dry area under conifers ( just one now though! I'll improve the soil around th e whole area then plant something with roots further forward to hide the area

Loving Chelsea. Chatsworth / Dan garden is lovely, has had a lot of coverage too - how does he get the stream to look so natural! However I still love lots of the. others as well


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:50

Lizzie, gotta say again how in awe I am of you and your garden as well as your ( not needed) bravery to let the masses in! 

Loving every bit of Chelsea and now GW from Friday. Monty making me feel bad as I recklessly threw out a germ rivalle yesterday ( no room and didn't do the business for me). His tulip and wallflower path was fab though and really enjoyed the lady looking at Bethlem garden  not sure about joes hanging basket though 

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