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Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:44

..marvellous work there Lyn....


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:41 exciting for you... I used to live on the south coast too but now in East Anglia...  this is a small area of my front garden.. all these would grow well on the coast too... plus others I can suggest... do you like shingle beds Andy?  I love them, and I think suitable for coastal plantings...  you can see the Festuca you have in the centre here... I think it's lovely too...

Lavender 'Hidcote' on the left... Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.. other Sedum's... Lavender angustifolia - these grow big, just visible on the right... they get covered with bees, moths and butterflies... I strongly recommend this variety...

other seaside plants.. Hebe's in variety... Phormium.. that's 'Alison Blackman' in shot there... yellow/brown foliage... Thuja 'golden tuffet' little round conifers do so well by the coast...  Cistus in variety... Olearia - any.... Yucca's are good if you don't mind the pointed leaves...aubrietia... Silene maritima 'Robin Whitebreast' is a favourite of mine... the sea campion flowers all summer...Iberis sempervirens...and Dianthus - many varieties.... all these are fairly small plants that fit in, sun/part shade... this border only gets sun from midday onwards.... you could even plant a rose.. that's one called 'Diamond' towards the back... flowers all summer.. no scent and thorny but I don't mind that in this location...

personally I don't bother with Buddleias... they grow huge and I don't have the room... lots of other plants here get all the flutterers that we like to see... have a lovely time planting it up....



Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:11

...stepover apples be nice... something to munch on..when you trip up..


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:37 usually have all the right answers nutcutlet...however, you may be excused on this one..... otherwise I fear you will nominate 'Knotweed'...!


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:29

...this forum works in mysterious ways....wonders to perform...

...a thread that seems to be on a loop... it keeps popping up... and popping up again...I do find it quite amusing...


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:19 nice if people told us the colour of the flowers....I mean....give us a clue like... it sounds hardy, perhaps it's an Anthemis... as this one of mine developed in similar fashion...

..hope you like it, even if it isn't...


Talkback: How to take lavender cuttings

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 09:26

..I would definitely add perlite, if you have it, to the JI.. personally I don't like JI on it's own, it's far too heavy... I use 2/3rd's horticultural grit to 1/3 rd JI for my cutting mix for Lavenders... mine have all rooted and I've just potted on, this time using half and half JI/Grit...   also I don't cover my fresh cuttings with plastic bags, just leave outside in cool shady spot.. won't work with everything but Lavenders seem ok this way... cuttings taken in July...


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 14:29

..that's ok.. we might be able to have a go with it... lots of yellow roses but some are more popular than others... it could be the Austin rose 'The Pilgrim'... it would fit the description... for now...


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 13:34

...that fact that it's a yellow flower with long straight stalks suggests to me that it's a more modern Floribunda or Hybrid Tea type, or possibly an 'English' rose....some of which can grow quite tall and lanky if left unpruned... cut off the dead flower stalks now and you should get a repeat flowering in September.... if this is the case you can cut it back a bit during the autumn/winter if you like... in case it suffers from 'windrock' in the winter gales... and then finish off pruning - back to half way down... next Feb... feed with rose fertilizer at that time...

...are you able to post a photo...?


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 13:09 an addition I would add a couple of unused tea bags to the tap water in a watering can, before resting it for 24 hours, as it is supposed to acidify it, suitable for Blueberries and suchlike...

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