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Double wall raised bed?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:38

Nice wall Tetley 

Sheila, I would go for a minimum 60 cm gap but 90 cm will give you so much more scope. 

All the cascading stuff like aubretia,,helianthemum, arabis,,etc.  if you have a reasonable amount of sun comvolvulous cneorum is lovely.  Also one I grow called comvulvulous maritima.....hanging velvety purple flowers all summer long. You could throw a fleece over it in winter.  Osteospermums too...take cuttings to provide replacements. Thyme like Silver Posie which is a taller as well as spreading variety with silver/grey foliage and pink flowers. Prostrate rosemary...go to a specialist for best blue ones.  Nepeta too for blue.  Hypericum polyphyllum is an evergreen small...about 25 cm....upright plant with dainty yellow flowers.  How about perennial wallflowers?  Gauras?  Some gentians?  Pinks...the cheddar mound forming ones too? Armerias...there are white flowered varieties too?  Anemone blanda for spring?   Pop aeoniums there in late spring.  Grasses like festuca and stipa tennuissima.  Silver plants like artemisia powys castle and santolinas.  Penstemons would prob grow there too As well as sedums.  And,,pinky red and white.  Campanulas.  Some of fhe smaller phormiums like Dazzler.   a plant I like very much is anisdontea.......delightful shrubby reddish flowers.  

Some of the smaller hebes, pittosporum tom thumb, eryngiums, heucheras, too.  Comsider a variegated iris....pallida variegated.  Lovely blue/white clean foliage and it flowers too.  For similar spikey but evergreen foliage check out libertias...some lovely olive/ orange/copper leaf colours

oops!  Better give someone else a go! 

Verbena bonanseris cuttings - can they go out into the border?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:08

I would do exactly as fidget has said......potying on and pinching back Order in the border.  Bonariensis is so much better with many stems and cutting back now will enable this 


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:41

Just the odd blip for me with Win 10 upgrade Fairy.  It nearly always is because of one of those compulsory updates being installed.  Perhaps leave for a while and try later?

no start up menu?  Did you click on the opening screenshot....bottom left to bring up sign in?

same here Fairy.....eating my own toms 


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:38

Shame about the holidays Hosta but get knee sorted.  Then as much fun as you can handle!

very nice day here and the weatherman has just stated the hurricane-like wind and rain is likely to just miss this part of Cornwall...we could "even have spells of sunshine".    Ok, we'll see

in my system now and I have moved more plants, divided a couple and almost decided on the last few bits of planting.  Always in my thinking for compatible features for all seasons.  Trouble is when I divide large perennials I have even more plants without homes.  Wish I was still selling plants 

Pruning Apple tree

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:29

All the p's P 

Pruning Apple tree

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:21

Couldn't have said it any better Pansy 


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 07:37

Hello forkers

dry and bright this morning.   Should be a good day

remnants of hurricane hitting tonight...the latest is that far west of cornwall will miss the worst of it but weather forecasters are offen wrong  so batten down the hatches folks....a bit  of a battering to come 

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 23:06

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:51

That's right....sometimes we take calculated risks, sometimes a little life, in the garden.

I have a 5' helenium Hot Lava in full flower.....late for me really...and I need to move it. Unless I get a very silly moment I will leave it for a few weeks yet. I know I will lose the flowers if I move it now.

that's the bottom line Liri.....

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:37

Hosta, strictly grasses are best moved/divided in spring. I almost always do it later in autumn when the flowers are going over.  The "risk" really is with losing the flowers  for this year.   However, over time I think we get to understand our own plants and conditions.  I know really what I can get away with and what I can't. 

Yep Black Negligee Lyn and a real beauty too.  Silly names?  how about the suffix (?) Superbum? 

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