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Planting along a garden path

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 13:59

Visited one of the NationalTrust houses in Cornwall earlier in the year, they had used alpine strawberries to edge a path, looked glorious and it is edible.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 10:46

Has anyone else got a generic and unsatisfactory reply from the BBC "complaints" department?  "We will pass your comments on to the relevant department" blah, blah blah!  Should get a reply in two weeks,  is this because they have had a large number of complaints about this issue?

more coming soon

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 16:28

I live in South Devon, but only for the last couple of years. Inherited a garden that had not been touched for 12 years, the only plants were a 20 ft Bay hedge.  My old house only had a courtyard so would say I was a semi-beginner!

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 16:01

Completely agree with everyone, I shall be complaining to the BBC again (this is my third time about the same subject) and defecting to ITV for Alan Titsmarsh, the BBC seem to cater to children, soap fans, sports fans, repeat fans, ANy fan apart from a gardening one!

What do you think of this combination?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 14:03

<span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;"> I have a lovely ivy leafed winter clematis called Cirrhosa "<strong style="font-weight: normal; color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">Freckles" that flowers when nothing else is out (in my garden anyway) Is pinky purple so may go with your scheme?

What do you think of this combination?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 13:39

Sounds lovely! How about soem Delphiniums for the back or some Canterbury bells?  The bees have been busy on the Canterbury Bells in my garden in the odd few minutes when it is not sheeting with rain!

Iris Confusa

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:02

Will try them in and amongst other plants same height to get (hopefully) a longer period of colour in that part of the garden

Iris Confusa

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:57

Thanks Lainey J, will await next spring with baited breath!  Am a sucker for a plant I've not heard of, one of these days will have to call a halt to the impulse buy!  Also got an Agave Americana at the same place, total bargain at £8!  Where is it going in my cottage garden?  I have no idea.

top 5

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:26

Lilly Of The Valley, the fragrance is one of my all time favourites

Albertine Rose, tough as old boot and is currently out growing an ivy covered hedge!

Delphiniums, height and grace

Acquilegia, always a surprise what comes up

Primula Vulgaris, early colour and a bit of the countryside happy in the garden

Iris Confusa

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:16

Bought a pot of Iris Confusa from an open garden last weekend, can anyone let me know where to plant them and what to expect them to look like in maturity?  Any information would be great.

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Iris Confusa

Any cultivation information please 
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Gardens to visit in Cornwall

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New Zealand Flax Flower

Can anyone help with a description? 
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