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Quick growing rhododendron or azalea - is there such a thing?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:46

Have a look at a specialist nursery that sells them...

their catalogue will help with colour, size, speed , height, date of flowering  etc

Request a paper copy with all colour pics!

What is this tree

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:33

Please can you add a good close up of a leaflet where it is attached to the midrib.

I hope it is not as Ailianthus is a shocker for sending out sucker.

It is not the right tree for a small garden.



see link... one tree dozens of suckers...

Please check the leaflets for tiny pimples... these are glands that each leaflet has.. see pic...,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46751780,d.d2k&fp=5628b6001496fbf7&biw=1920&bih=967&




White garden

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:39

Tulipa Lady Jane.... maybe.



Posted: 17/05/2013 at 09:37


Damp is the word that would makes me thing twice about cotoneasters, clematis and box

Chaenomeles flower far better in  in sun.

Lots of other good suggestions already mentioned would be fine.

Matteuccia struthiopteris will  love damp shade. Could take over.




Strange Shrub

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:21

Not very big.

They are slow to start with.

We had a big one but lost it.

The new one has only been in 4-5 years so is still quite small.

Strange Shrub

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:06

I believe it is Trochodendron  aralioides.

A beautiful   interesting glossy leaved  evergreen shrub.

It can be on the tender side.

In South Wales our one is planted in the ground , in a sheltered spot.

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