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Dry, shady area advice

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 17:29

Ferns particularly Dryopteris do well in dry shade, some grasses eg Bowles golden grass, Hachonechloa, some Euphorbia eg. Euphorbia amygdaloides Purpurea, Aquilegia, Tellima and Lamium to name but a few.

Shade is not to be feared, there are many wonderful plants to be grown.

I would attempt to improve the soil a bit first 


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:20

Grey and miserable here, guys.

A day weeding, some borders are starting to look like a jungle, half expecting some wild beast to emerge.

Another bunch of sweet peas picked, should keep OH happy.

Enjoy the rest of your days everyone.

Can anybody tell me what this is?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:48

It looks like one of the Persicarias to me. Fairly invasive, but pretty flowers. I would keep it, but I am sure many would disagree.

Any idea's please

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:52


Any idea's please

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:44

Nothing to say on the subject, just wondering whether COYS, represents a certain football team, I do hope so.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:33

Evening all.

Did anyone else see the Tiger programme, just the cutest thing imagineable. Terrible to think that there may soon be none left in the wild.

Pricked out all the biennial seeds today, so now have a very stiff back. Now on second G@T , which should ease the pain. Some cake for afters would be nice.

Enjoy the rest of your evenings.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:33

Morning all.

Dull but warm here, off to explore and to check up on mollusc damage.

Have a good day everyone.

Identity Help

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:48

It is  purple leaved Cotinus [ there is also a lime green one ]

It will have a haze of fawn flowers which ii why it is sometimes called the smoke bush.

They can grow large 2-3 metre by 2-3 metre.

Can prune hard in winter, but then will not get the flowers, but bigger leaves. I like the big leaves so prune mine very hard.

Help with ID please

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:00

It should smell beautiful.

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:58

Climbig Nasturciums?

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