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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....

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 19:46

...if these heathers are winter flowering, then an exciting thing to try is plant a Clematis viticella in amongst them, and allow it to ramble all over the heaths for a vibrant midsummer show.... then cutting the Clematis back to ground level in November, so it conveniently allows the heathers to steal the show....alone....

....Clematis 'Huldine' is another variety that would be suitable, with its upturned flowers.....   this is not a new idea.... but an adventurous thing to do...  I wouldn't do it with summer flowering heaths though, personally....

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

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:08

 Daphne 'Jacqueline Postill', the same as mine here, I should think...

Another plant/shrub that needs identifying :) Thank you

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:02

...and so does nutcutlet...

Another plant/shrub that needs identifying :) Thank you

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:01

..isn't that simply the flowering currant - Ribes sanguineum?  the leaves are ahead of mine, which isn't surprising... as I live in Siberia [aka Fenland]..

Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:24

..another possibility for the grassy plant is that it's a congested clump of Lady Jane tulips... this clusiana hybrid has leaves just like those when it clumps up, and they are reliably perennial, usually for some years....  flowers in April but it's too early to see any buds.... the grape hyacinth should have flower stems visible now, in amongst the leaves... can't see any on that one as yet...

rosa rugosa

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:26

..they do sucker quite a lot, and over time the spread can be quite wide... the latest Rugosa rave plant, especially in America is David Austin's 'Wild Edric' .... this makes a superlative hedge by all accounts or planted as a single specimen... the foliage is especially fine...

for scent.. I found the white 'Blanche Double de Coubert' difficult to beat... if you ever fancy that one...

'Agnes' is a gorgeous yellow...

Nemesia Wisley Vanilla

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:15

...I love this variety which I also grew last summer.... it really does live up to it's name and smells of sweet vanilla....  I hope to get some more this year - fresh....  I didn't attempt to over winter it .... best of luck with yours.... but I think a heated greenhouse is necessary for such plants as these...

Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:09

..isn't the grassy one Muscari - grape hyacinth..?  looks like mine...

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