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Help identifying this plant please?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:22

...has a Hebe look to it... it's size - possibly one called 'Midsummer Beauty'.. not very hardy, which is why it was cut down by frosts...and persistent pruning has probably cut off any flowers...you still might get some though..if this is the right plant...as it repeats in the autumn...they may be lilac or white...

Fig variety to plant in France

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 17:11

...I might try something different to Brown Turkey.... here is a French site but can be translated in Google if you wish.... look for 'Climats Froids'..and 'Climats Tres Froids'... down the bottom of page... I do like the look of several there.. namely...Ronde de Bordeaux...Pastiliere...Madeleine des deux Saisons...Dalmatie...etc....

..see what you think...

http://www.fig-baud.com/choixfiguiers.html

 

Which evergreen shrubs to plant in front of large conifer hedge?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 16:50

..here's one I grow that is currently just over a metre tall after about 3 years...

..very hardy...tough...easy to buy, and suitable for seaside and drought - unfortunately we also see it in in plantings around car parks...so it's nothing unusual...but we needn't worry about that..

in full bloom now... Olearia x haastii....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28614.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Any ideas?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 16:45

..looks like a Buddleia davidii seedling to me... type Buddleia seedlings into Google and you'll see one just like that...

Shockers

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 11:03

...yeah...all the best there Keen.... sorry to see you go ... I think it's always best never to say goodbye...you never know we might like to return for a natter someday... it's never to be taken so seriously I think....forums and suchlike....it's only a bit of banter...besides, you didn't answer my question about Hypericums...?...

Shockers

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 10:31

..oh sorry if I misunderstood you there Keen...no bother... keep talking about plants, it's what you do best.... too hot for anything else...

...I don't think Verdun meant anything untoward either, but he must speak for himself...

...I also think we all like to encourage others to join in, but not everyone has the time or inclination....it's only a forum....

does anyone grow Hypericum 'Elstead'...?.it's just starting to flower and looking so good... I'm beginning to wish I had room for one...others of this group don't appeal so much....

Shockers

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 22:47

..I'm sorry you appear not to have the conversations that you are seeking Keen... perhaps, and this is only a suggestion, you ought to put yourself about a bit and join threads started by others..rather than..as it may seem...you expect them to come to you, so to speak... although I'm not sure this forum is the kind of place for in depth discussions on plants...most times things are short and snappy...you know...but I think people will talk about their plants, if you ask them...

... like you I'm not a great one for group talk.. group hugs and suchlike... 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 is my limit....

...Yes I've heard of Gerard's Herball...I meant to mention it before...although you can read all about it on Wikipedia.... one quote I can give you here though concerns Hemerocallis..a group that I always think is fairly modern, perhaps because it's beloved of Americans... but John Gerard was growing Hemerocallis fulva back in 1597...when he wrote his book...or rather translated a lot ot if from a Belgian botanist.. but never mind... this is what he had to say...

...''Those lillies do grow in my garden, as also in the gardens of Herbarists, and lovers of fine and rare plants, but not wild in England as in other countries.  They do floure somewhat before the other Lillies''....

..contrary to the views of some others, I do think they are classic high summer plants really, ... I love they way they are grown in the Queen's garden at Sandringham... probably pleasing her American visitors but bordering the lakes and by a stream...they look just right in large groups..next to water...

...yes I think we get the message that you've been a bit of a jack the lad in your time Keen.... I dare say we've all had our moments...

 

 

Shockers

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 18:41

...as for Red Valerian...I grew that in Cornwall but chose the darker red flowered one rather than the lighter pink or white...they both look a bit washed out to me...if that was Churchill's favourite flower...well... strange..is all I can say about that...I've been to his garden at Chartwell,..and lovely house there...a gorgeous setting...

... I lived in Brixham for a while..perhaps you know that too...? fond memories of Torquay...not so much Paignton...or Teignmouth...Newton Abbot..? well they have a racecourse..and a plant centre...Bovey Tracey, nearby, is quite nice too...

bi for now...

Shockers

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 18:32

...you seem to like your orange flowers Keen...what on earth made you grow that..?   not keen on Ligularia's and Lysimachia's.. anything that likes moist soil really... these days I like the hot dry garden style...shingle beds...plus some cottage gardening.. roses, perennials and shubs..that sort of thing....although I suppose they could be included in that...

Busy-Lizzie...I thought I had seen that before.. Rosemoor..been there several times...

and very nice it is too....lovely photo....

Shockers

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 15:02

...I should add, I haven't grown Rue for a long time but used to like it very much...the others you mention I've not grown I don't think....isn't gardening wonderful...

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