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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?

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 20:27

sorry, that was rude. I apologise

and I was referring to the white bags not the flowers

Last edited: 05 November 2016 20:29:17

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 19:34

it came from Aldi a long time ago Obelixx. There are probably more modern versions now. It's OK though

Only 3C out there now

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 18:47

I have a weather station, it's got a remote sensor in the GH (open and unheated). Right now it's 4C out there, (21C in here

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 18:04

Not exactly what I'd want to be looking at for the winter but if your chosen plants need that...

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