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Rui Correia

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Border at school

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 23:06

Thanks to all for your help and advice, I am happy to confirm that we have made a decission on a planting scheme and will begin with the flower beds during the summer holidays, having the gardens ready for the start of the new school year in September.






Border at school

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 15:54

Thanks all for the bits and bobs of advice. The school caters for boys aged 11 upwards and currently has some of the plants mentioned by Julie Stakes in the Heads garden area which is a main throughfare for visitors and students alike.

This is my first school contract and thus far they are overwhelmed with what we have done at the school but I am very wary about the Litigious society we now live in and this is why I seek advice on some shrubs that would blend in well as a herbacious border and still not make the current roses etc look out of place.

Many Thanks


Digging fork

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 23:14

This much is true but unless you have good soft soil a tiller will just bounce off the top and all good things come to those who create by working on it.


Digging fork

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 20:31

Thanks sotongeoff, I am however looking for something for daily hard usage. Any advice appreciated.


Digging fork

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 08:43

Hi, does anyone have an idea of where one could buy a descent digging fork as all seem to be really flimsy these days and the tines just bend easily?

Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:10

Preferably and she also wants some ground cover was thinking

<h3 class="r"><a class="l" href=""> Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'</a><a class="l" href=""> or something along those lines and maybe some Heuchera 'Bronze Beauty'</a></h3>


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Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:33

The Head is a little excentric if we can call it that, any other suggestions which will go well with my choices, was thinking of Photinia 'Red Robin' for colour.

Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:15

Bare in mind that they need to grow alongside some Roses and behind a Box hedge approx 30cm tall.

Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:13

I tested the soil last week and all came up Neutral, hence the reason I have put up this post.



Border at school

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:01

Hi I have requested to plant a border at a local school and would appreciate some advice on the use of the following as set out by the head teacher, these are some of her likes:-

  • Pieris
  • Camelia
  • Roses?
  • Weigela
  • Rhododendron
  • Hypericum
  • Azaleas

and these are some of my recommendations:-

  • Fuchsia'
  • Red Robin
  • Choisya Tenata"sundance" or other variety
  • Magnolia "Stellata"

Baring in mind that she wants to be able to look out of her office window and still be able to keep an eye on the scholars in the gardens.



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Border at school

Border with all year round interest to include Camellia, Weigela, Rhododendron, Pieris etc 
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