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Designing a garden while keeping it classy and natural

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:04

as a novice gardener last year I planted what I fancied (mainly what looked pretty in the garden centre at the time).

this year my garden looks a chaotic mess (in parts!) and over the winter had no evergreen substance.

I think a pretty cottage informally planted garden takes a lot of careful consideration, especially one that looks good through all seasons.

so my answer is you can have a perfectly deigned and planned garden that's designed and planned to look packed full of wonderful flowers and interesting evergreen shrubs for year round interest

garden center reduced price damaged plants

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 21:46

yes very much guilty of this  (as Verdun can clarify this doesn't always pay off for me as I've picked some questionable bargains this week).

I do sometimes get cross with myself as I have this idyllic notion that i'm planning and designing my garden and then the rescue plants have to be squeezed in and change the plan and design.

I do take great delight in showing my husband last years rescue plants (which I sneak into the borders when he's not looking) which are now blooming beautifully and only cost a few pounds

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:17

hehe was only kidding re the dog wee

have just had to spray roses and poppies for aphids and I'm sure i'll be doing the same with my sweetpeas in a month or two so perhaps I can give them the occasional aphid check and spray on them and see if that works

I do still have the receipts and could take them back and swap them for something better but not sure what fits the bill as evergreen, flowering and good for part shade of a similar compact nature

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 14:36

thanks for the advice everyone, I think I will plant them in 3 different places around the garden instead of a hedge.

i'll report back with how they get along and maybe see if I can find a friends dog to come and wee on them occasionally

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 09:53

 hmm I wonder if they like slightly acidic conditions?!

I've been seduced by this photo on pinterest of a lovely hedge of Daphnes:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/20477373282470773/

really not sure what i'll do now

 

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 22:42
Thanks for the tips. Will leave alone for now and check the label to see which type I got tomorrow

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:15

Hi,

I have planted a eucalyptus this year and its growing fairly quickly. I like its shrubby shape at the moment and want to keep it small. I see you're advising to coppice it in order to keep control (it does have several trunks) so does this mean simply to chop down to the ground one trunk on alternate years?

as I planted this year can I leave it this year and then cut one down early spring next year?

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:59

oh that a shame, do you happen to know where the poor reviews on the forum were so I can read up a bit more please?

how close would you plant Daphne Eternal Fragrance to one another?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:18

hi,

my local Wyevale had Daphne Eternal Fragrance  (nice big plants - I think 3 litre pots) on offer for £15 each which I think will be perfect for my part shadey border for some evergreen colour and long flowering interest so I got 3 which I want to plant next to eachother.

The question is this...the label says they will grow to 90cm tall and wide but I've researched and can see they are slow growers (10-20 years until fully grown)

how far apart would you plant them? i'm tempted to do them side by side so the outer branches are just touching but then it doesn't future proof them but looks good now.

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:33

sweetpeas (with a wigwam thingy dug in), agapanthus, salvia, more agapanthus, lavender, more agapanthus (theres a theme  )

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