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Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:25 lots of yellow flowers at various times of year... I enjoy foliage too if spread around a bit... a variegated hedge would drive me nuts...    might get Cotinus 'Golden Spirit' later.... if anyone has this perhaps they could let me know how it's doing for them... looks nice...

Sedum Spectable

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:22
Tricia 82 wrote (see)

I have just been told that if you cut Sedums back during the Chelsea Flower Show (circa 23rd May) they will keep their shape and not open out with an empty centre when they flower in September.  Good advice!


..I have found this to be the case if you have them planted on richer soil... where I have mine now, on poor stoney virtually soil less ground... I have no need to do any 'chop'.... in fact, I love the foliage at that time of year, nice bushy non flowering plants that give a visual so integral to my border, it would be unthinkable to cut them off...   I prefer them at this time than in flower, to be honest... 

Will primroses grow in full shade?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:16

..mine are growing north facing... and flowering..get a bit of dappled sunlight only.... I prefer to see them on a sunny bank though and might move mine later...

Oh eck

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:14

...she's pregnant.. so you might have lots of baby ones to contend with too...

Your favourite pergola rose

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 21:10

..the trouble I find with Austin's is that they need other Austin's to set them off... I find they don't assort well with roses of a different type... they seem quite unique.. but maybe I'm being fussy there...and I do not always do as I preach...

...climbing Gertrude Jekyll might suit your purpose... if you don't mind all the thorns...

Taken over garden - a few ornamental grasses and dogwoods to identify....

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 21:03

..agree with others, except 4 I think might be Montbretia and those surrounding are Sissyrinchium idahoense... I have a variety like that called 'Rocky Point'...

the Cornus I think is sibirica 'Westonbirt'...


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:59

..well I don't feed my Camellias in early Autumn, but only from about April-October..once a month usually...

Border in complete shade

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:31

..a popular shrub that is in flower right now is Ribes sanguineum... this is in full shade position in my garden, in that it rarely catches any sun at any time of year...I think it faces directly north...I sometimes feel a bit sorry for it, but it's full of flower..

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:24

..nothing like Knotweed...   might be Fennel..?

Pruning 'Hankey Pankey'

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 12:43

..whatever it is, I wouldn't mind some of it...

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