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Bluebells as a table centrepiece

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:42

Hi Sandy, welcome

I'm not sure it will work either. It's a bit late, I associate bluebells with the early May BH.

also, whenever I see them for sale in pots they always look droopy - though this may be down to lack of care by the growers.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:24

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:17

Sorry, I'm not for sale

Nut x

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:49

How about a crab apple or a hawthorn

More weeds I think??

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 14:07

Hi DD. I had some Nicotiana affinis over-winter last year but it was a really easy winter here. I'd rescue it and protect it over winter.

However, I find seeds sown in early spring flower before those that have over-wintered. I only know  about N. affinis and sylvestris. I haven't tried others.

re the first one; I don't grow them (not for long anyway) but I think echinacea leaves might be that shape as well

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:49

I'd remove some laurel and plant something more interesting.

The laurel hedge will never be as lovely again if you let a climber loose on it.

More weeds I think??

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:33

The top one looks like a rudbeckia, Goldsturm or similar.

I need to feel the 2nd one shape suggests oenothera or nicotiana

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:01

too much of a credibility gap for me, unless the gardener had a specific sensitivity.

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 08:38

I dunno Welsh, we found one here that was 15 foot tall and at least as wide.  The base of the trunk was 2 foot in diameter.

Beyond the tools and ability of many gardeners.

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:45

Sarcococca is an excellent shrub for shade and no trouble at all. Lovely scent and looks OK all year

The Lonicera is not a shapely shrub but again a lovely scent.  It might not like the dried out clay in summer and doesn't offer anything in that season

I don't grow skimmias, I have done but I don't like the way the leaves often look pale and sick. 

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