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What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:26

Right, I thought you meant they wouldn't grow there Verdun

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:18

Those are Cyclamen coum Redwing. They flower in winter with the leaves.

You're right Posy

The pink Viburnums are usually performing in December B-L

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:10

Thanks Verdun. I have got plenty of space but those plants that would fit anywhere. Why can't you grow snowdrops? Soil or climate?

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:30

I looked for pics Verdun, rather a destructive collection. Saws and shredder feature hugely in the winter garden, But I found a few. Late January, early February.

I am with you Jaqualine

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 19:57

Tree ferns are Ok where they grow well, Verdun can probably grow them. Here it would be too dry and too cold in winter. So, irrigation system in summer and wrap up in winter? Not for me. Plants always look best where they're suited.

The growing of plants unsuited to the conditions is the cause of many gardening problems. GCs don't help. Our locals sell azaleas and Rhodos. There's no acid soil for miles round here. How are new gardeners expected to know that?

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 19:50

Plenty of herbaceous plants Verdun, they make the summer garden. Annuals as well

An all year round garden has something all year round, it's not the same all the time.

Summer is easy, you can have your exotics if you like that sort of thing, in pots, put them in a GH in winter

Now is easy, still asters and chrysanths (or whatever we call them now), leaf colour. Always some evergreens, late bulbs, nerines still out, salvias. Winter has less, it relies on structure, evergreens and shrubs with interesting bark. But before you know it there are snowdrops, aconites,hellebores and all those infillers like noneas, so good for the early bees. Pulmonarias always look good in winter and flower early.

I could go on and on

I am with you Jaqualine

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 19:03

Ah, that's good Tetley. A garden is never dormant is it? Sometimes it's hidden under snow, but not for long usually. There's always something. The cyclamen, lovely leaves over winter and coum building up to flower. Looking for the first peeping snowdrops or aconites, which comes first? not always the same.

Evergreens, coloured branches, emerging growth. It hasn't gone to bed.

Long live the winter garden

Grass suggestion please

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:25

nice colour combo with the carex and the geum

I am with you Jaqualine

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 10:07

That's good chicky. I was a bit worried there 

I am with you Jaqualine

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:45

Does anyone else have a garden that's a garden all year or is it just me?

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