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Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:23

Mike knows he can have some good virtual friends here.  Only he can determine how valuable we are by respecting us.  

Blimey!  We all feel like saying whatever we like at times but realise if too offensive or hurtful there will be consequences   The forum, basically, is to encourage and inspire .................

Digging in slug eaten lettuce

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:14

Compost heap for me too Alex.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:13

Been lovely ...and hot....day today.  Hot as in very pleasantly warm and not humid. 

Been an interesting day one way or another.........suffice to say it was variable  However, some good friends arrived too. They  were impressed with scent of heliotrope....then I got carried away.  Try the lemon verbena, the pineapple sage, then the liquorice of an agastache  and then my socks...er, no not my socks

Cornwall is getting very full now with visitors from England and even beyond   

 

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:20

Enjoy your shopping charleyD 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:17

My thinking too Steve.   The world is a scary place right now, so many leaders and would be leaders flexing their muscles itching to fight.  

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:55

Morning Charlie

Heleniums do not like dry soil.  They enjoy wet soils.  However, I would incorporate some grit in the mixture locally.

Aconitums.....different vsrieties.  I have one in flower now and another that flowers later.  

Acteas.....your soil should be ideal.

Anything you plant should be helped by adding grit as said before......plenty for frikartii Monch which is worth trying.  It will flower forever .

Hackonechloa will certainly love your heavy wet soil....ok, a grass amd deciduous but womderful from spring to autumn

Agree with Beaus Mum about astrantias too.  Some very nice varieties....I grow a tall white, jewel like, one called jumble hole but dark red, pink, white and even a beautiful foliage variety Sunningdale Variegated.

If you're growing penstemons there all the above should do be fine too

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 00:16

Of course ! 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 00:14

Well. Agree with Salino...again

Why tolerate a plant that doesn't thrive?  Yep, get rid and plant something that looks happy and makes the grower happy.

However, I like to think I have a little knowledge and skill .....I have no artistic flair with paintbrush yet feel I can be with plants.  It helps me feel I can be creative in my way. Yet a simple front garden full of marigolds or  dahlias or chrysanthemums can give huge pleasure to both grower and visitor alike without any apparent creativity at all. 

Instant Colour needed

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:56

Hiya labradouble

Im going to suggest an actea for the back.  Slightly hesitant because I've suggested this plant a couple of times elsewhere recently. No apologies...it's a lovely plant 

Acteas are perfect for heavy or dampish soils or for areas sheltered from direct sun.  Beautiful purple brown shaped foliage and growing to 6' when in flower.  The flowers are out now,,are scented and delicate but it's the foliage.  A classy architectural perennial.

In front of that rudbekia Goldsturn.

To trail ....well at least to partly overhang with foliage, liriope.  Liriope is evergreen, grass like and from end of August produces short spikes of purple flowers. Or a geranium like pink spice.  This has lovely brown foliage, is compact, mound forming and produces pink flowers all summer.  Another mound forming slightly trailing subject is a grass....hackonechloa or acorus Ogon or carex ever gold 

Colour from flowers and foliage 

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:37

Check out heleniums.  Aconitums too.  Acteas.....cimicifugas.  Rudbekias flower now and for several weeks now.  Aster frikartii Monch will perfectly complement any of these and flower forever 

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