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Growing grass and shrubs in the shade

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:37

Some grasses will grow but not the sort you cut and walk on. Millium effusum 'Aureum', Mr Bowles' golden grass, looks great in shade, shines out.

Stipa arundinacea, pheasant grass, now called something else but I haven't updated my mental file. That's good anywhere and does well in shade. 

Oryzopsis miliacea, looks good in shade, I'm sure it shouldn't thrive there but it seems to.


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:29

Hi ffb

Have you got acid soil? They need that. They grow in the mountains behind my son's house in South Wales as well. 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:24

remind me when you come Dove.   

Bug Hotel

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:22

I've got to build something. I thought the bugs had plenty of scope to make their own in my garden. They do, but the finding and  viewing isn't so good for me.

April- Seed sowing

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:19

get the aquilegias sown now James and put them somewhere cold, outside, cold GH, coldframe

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:16

Some of mine haven't appeared yet Jess.

Did you plant them in the green or dry in autumn? 

Rock Garden

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:51

Snap Dove

How to get berries

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 17:20

Hello clk

Holly needs both sexes the rest don't.

If you have to prune a rowan do it in winter

Leycesteria can be cut right back to the base at the end of winter and will still come up and make flowers and berries,

Holly is traditionally pruned for christmas and doesn't seem to mind that.

I prune deciduous cotoneaster in winter  and the evergreen ones when I get round to it



Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:23

These persicum also have bigger flowers which will go down well with the buying public.

I agree Berghill,  coum, hederifolium and now I think cilicium are reproducing like mad here. 

I may have got some sort of hybrid as well. Just the one plant, very different to anything else, silvery leaves, hederifolium shaped

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 15:48


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