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3 acre blank slate with a river, spring and steep slope!

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 14:10

I'm not very good at visualising garden descriptions. Have you any photos?

I would suggest not willows, they sound in appropriate to the site and won't suck up water in the winter when it's wettest. 

There are places that can't be made into  a standard garden but have great scope as a nature reserve.

help with aubretia purple cascade

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 14:04

Lots of seeds do best sown at this time of year, they need cold to germinate. Don't try and warm them up, they will germinate in spring

mystery plant

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 12:56

Let's see the yellow buds and a new pic. New ideas will come forth

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:54

Go on as much as you like Jim, everyone else does

 

Peony in a pot over winter

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:33

I keep baby Molly the Witch and tree paeonies in pots outside for a couple of years before I plant them out. I've never lost any, even when the compost washes through and the top of the root gets exposed.

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:26

I have Cambs, Northants, Lincs and Norfolk

 Leicestershire and Rutland are not far

RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 07:49

It's hard to say whether you could go straight into level 3 without knowing what you know already. 

I did what was called the General Certificate many years ago, it was fairly in depth, very interesting  and taught me a lot of things I wouldn't  have thought of whilst digging the garden. 

 

Voodoo Lilly

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 23:01

It is Dracunculus vulgaris, boggwoppit. If you use that name there's no doubt which plant you're talking about. Voodoo lily describes at least 3 plants. Mine looks after itself but the one I have on poor soil that dries out in summer doesn't do so well. The best are in some shade. You can dig up some tubers and spread them around to propagate it. If it comes to seed you can sow them but mine has never made seed. Wonderful to look at but stay up-wind.

 

mystery purple flower (no picture)

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:52

I agree Jim and also although any nectar will do for bees, a lot of our native insects can't survive without  the right native plants in the larval stage.

 

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