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The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 11:23've just reminded me to put an order in for my very favourite variegated plant, that I don't have currently... Griselinia 'Bantry Bay'...

it's not that hardy so I will need to protect it somewhat... I find this considerably superior in colour to the usual variegated offering of this plant... the green and cream are stronger and stand out better, in my view...

otherwise, I don't like too many variegated plants, I find they can make a garden look fussy and a bit shouty... if you know what I mean...  I have just a few here and there... Phormiums are nice - 'Golden Wave' is wonderful...  and I quite like the yellow bands on some Miscanthus....  other than that, not too much...


Posted: 15/04/2013 at 15:25

...dinnae get yersel' in a fankle'.. Fairygirl....


..I got that off my teatowel...

I just had to show you my new plants

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:19

..I notice you have this lovely Camellia 'Spring Festival'... such a good choice, I absolutely love it... here it is in a pot in my garden taken a few years ago, as I found it outgrew it after 3 years or so and have planted it in the garden...  it's an upright grower, very slim in early years, like a thin conifer and takes up little space.  A profuse flowerer too with gorgeous young mahogany foliage...  as it ages it becomes more bushy and develops a triangular look but still compact enough...

There is a mature plant growing in Agatha Christie's old garden in Devon, at Greenway House along the river Dart.... that's where I first saw it...surrounded by bulbs and suchlike...


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 10:10

...if anyone looking in seeks a smaller growing daffodil that reliably pops up year after year and has a lovely clear single colour - pure lemon yellow which really shows up in the garden landscape... then I recommend this one 'February Gold'.. which must be named for the Scilly Isles as it flowers either late March / early April for me... it's a little taller than 'Tete a Tete'...and I like it better for that...

very late this year, but I do like it so much.... easily available from just about everywhere..


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:49

...time for E' and F's then,...? 

My favourite Epimedium is 'rubrum', such gorgeous leaves.  The other I grow is called 'Frohnleiten', which has little yellow flowers.  I cut the foliage off in Spring, few days ago like you do with Hellebores, in time for the flowers to show... unfortunately I do find 'Rubrum' a bit difficult and it has disappeared on me in the past.   So far it has not shown up again as yet, - it doesn't like me... yet I like it so much...   I live in hope...

don't grow many Fuchsia's... but this is one I usually grow each year...'Display'..

I like it very much... I hope you do, as well




Still Very Slow

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:33 seems better today

Advice required for low maintenance raised beds?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 15:17 might like something like this, it's Hebe 'Red Edge', and would be available in most good garden centres, probably about £7-8 .... it's proved very hardy for me, takes no notice of the severe winters and does not shed leaves or need little trimming.   The leaf colour intensifies in cold weather and has little mauve flowers in summer... it gradually spreads into a nice bushy plant like this, after 2 years or so...



Posted: 13/04/2013 at 15:05

I grow this one, Gypsophila 'Festival Pink' which has proved hardy for me, and flowers all summer from June...  it looks white but it does have pinkish tones... I find it grows well over paving, and in shingle...  the photo here shows it on a west facing border... I think it's a very pretty, quite feminine plant...



Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:57

..another thread I've only just caught up with - people are very lucky to have all these lovely creatures visiting their gardens... well, apart from the slugs perhaps...

due to forum issues it's been quite a task viewing them all...

Website problems?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:54

..I've found it almost unusable at times.... if you want to view photos you have to get in quick, during it's better moments...

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