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Plant ID please

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:46

It makes a nice show in my garden

How to get berries

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:45

Viburnum tinus peaks around now but does what it likes when it likes. There are both on mine.

You didn't mentioned skimmia, I think some of those are male or female but I can't grow those in my very alkaline garden so haven't  investigated.

Hollies don't need to be that close, within an insect's flying distance. One in the neighbour's garden will do.


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:39

I'm sure you could grow it in a tub.

If you've got acid soil there'll be rhodos and azelias growing around there somewhere.

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

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