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Gunnera Manicata

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:53

..such terribly exciting specimens... daunting and perhaps ridiculous for those of us with more compact plots... but it's a pleasure to hear of them in the gardens of others...

new roses and other new planting

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:14'll find them much cheaper on this site.... they may still be doing the discounted offer... they have an excellent reputation as well...  I have no association with them, I should add...




Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:32

..I get them near me... strange looking creatures.. but rather cute...  they kept me awake last year, so I expect the same shortly...

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:11

..that's nice... I hope I have as much success...

...I must look up Knoll gardens.. don't know that one...

Plant ID help

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:23

...there seems to be more than one plant going on there.. but if you mean the one with red leaves, I think it's Nandina domestica, of which the best clone, supposedly, is called 'firepower'...

...others might have a different idea...

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 14:12

..this is the difference isn't it Verdun... I think you like very much Adrian Bloom's style of gardening, and his garden at Foggy Bottom... however, from what I've seen of it, it doesn't appeal to me greatly.. although I've not been there... and island beds never did much for me either.. of which he was a proponent I think... something far too organised about them... I don't but saying that, unlike a lot of people.. I'm very fond of conifers and heathers.. especially dwarfing or slow conifers, with a slim outline... I like these very much.... as opposed to the big bulky ones.... favourites so far, are:- Thuja 'Emerald'.... Thuja 'Brobeck Tower'... and Chamaecyparis 'Van Pelt's Blue'...

I just adore these... I wonder if anyone else grows them here...?

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 11:56

...I think it is just as well Verdun and I are not married... wouldn't last

..but just to add that I prefer to inform newcomers to gardening that you 'can do' rather than 'don't do'... when it seems reasonable to do so....  that's all really.... this method wouldn't suit everyone, some gardeners like to see clear outlines to their plants and this just wouldn't do... that's fair enough...

...I plan to grow a Clematis texensis variety over mine this year... either 'Princess Diana' or 'Gravetye Beauty'... but I've found that last one difficult in the past...

..we shall see...

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:30

..I'm a bit relieved to see some leaf yellowing in both chicky's above and Paul Anderson's at the top... as it is in mine too... I was wondering if something might be wrong, but maybe it's just a characteristic of the plant at this time of year.... my soil is neutral...

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 21:00

..paragraphs 4 and 5..... each to their own I suppose but I do understand your concerns and personal experience...

..the late John Treasure of Burford House, Shropshire, also recommended growing this way, as noted and enjoyed by the late Christopher Lloyd, in his ''Cuttings - A Year In The Garden'' do other breeders it seems... it's for the more adventurous...and if one's heathers are strong growers, as most winter ones usually are, then there shouldn't be a problem... all part of gardening as I see it...

Buying new secauters

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 19:54

..I agree with others that it's not worth the expense... I buy cheap from Asda or similar... they might last a couple of years without sharpening... then get another...

..throw away society....

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