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Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:21

^I like some of those very much...

..this isn't really a perennial, but an evergreen shrub ground coverer - Abelia grandiflora 'prostrata'... I have this and really like it... spreads out to about 5 foot or more if  you want it, with white flowers coming out right now... any soil, moist or dry... sun or shade...

..not seen very often and difficult to obtain generally.... which adds to its appeal I think..

What is horticultural grit?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:10

..not that easy to get hold of where I am....if I see any I snap it up... it's so good... although there appear to be two types masquerading as this, I prefer the very fine one that looks white/grey/with pinkish bits in the bag...lime free...

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Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:06

Lonicera henryi, I would say....possibly the variety 'Copper Beauty' if the new foliage is that colour...


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:01

..aah..ok.. I think I used to watch the spin off series from this called 'KYTV'....  although I don't remember it that well, which is surprising as it sounds like my cup of tea... all a bit dated now I suppose..,  and I haven't listened to radio since 'Round The Horne'


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:12

lol..!... oh my goodness.. thank you...  sorry to put you to that trouble...I didn't dare look myself...

Blue plant?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:09

..I think it's Anagallis 'Blue Pimpernel'... have a look at that one..

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 12:19

..I love white Phlox's and white Cleome's.... it's good to ring the changes with some of these....  for a shrublet, Cistus 'Thrive' still going strong for me... has been since June..and I cannot get enough of this plant...


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 12:14

..I know those but don't know what FUBAR means...this is new to me... perhaps someone could post, discreetly, using *** and suchlike...thank


...thanks FG...wasn't aware of the radio show but I always quite liked Angus Deaton and miss him very much on HIGNFY.....

must be loads of people called that though...suppose we should feel sorry for


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:17

...a wise move although there is a similar one doing the rounds... but I won't go there..

...reminds me though of when I worked for BT doing reverse charge calls... the caller would give me their name as 'Mike Hunt'... so when the other number answered I had to say...''Mike Hunt is calling from a payphone will you pay for the call?...'' ....cue roars of laughter...

...of course, I wondered what it was all about....???


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:41

..there are times when I'd like to use it...issues of decency get in the way...  perhaps Pauline has it about right....

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