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Distance to plant from young birch tree

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:39

I think they will look sooooooooperb Leslie.  

Could I suggest elegantissima?  It's got vivid red stems and green and white leaves in summer so a dogwood with year long interest.  


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:36

Been a beautifully sunny day here today.  Been a busy day including a free lunch 

been pestered by my "stalker" friend this week about roses she wants and asked me to pick out 4 or 5 old roses for her. Done that.

looking through David Austin catalogue I have decided to plant Olivia rose Austin in memory of my mum...she loved roses (not really my favourite plant).  Should arrive next Monday or Tuesday so will select the perfect spot and enrich the planting area before then.  It goes against the grain to plant a rose (highly over rated for me) but I will provide good companion plants


Distance to plant from young birch tree

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:12

6' minimum for me folks.

i would plant red stemmed dogwoods there Leslie.  And prune them every year.  A superb contrast in winter.  Or dwarf purple berberis

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:51

Lunaria, I guess those of us in good health take it all for granted. 

my feeling is that all disabled, physically or mentally, young or old should be helped by the rest of us.  No,cutbacks for the most vulnerable in our society yet that's exactly what we are seeing everywhere.

wish you well seem to have a great attitude to life.  

Holly ID please

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 21:46

Always good to know the name Liri .  And he did ask so he would like to know. My bet is that it is Handsworth and leaf colour wil show in summer. 



Posted: 12/03/2015 at 21:25

Nothing wrong in saying no sometimes . Don't beat yourself up over it 

Holly ID please

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 21:04

It's not golden van tol Kev 

Holly ID please

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 20:02

All looks better in summer though. Crocosmia Lucifer fronts holly then

Dahlia tuber drying out

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:36

I would still pot it up and leave it. .......and remove from most peat.   It's wet enough Mike,..,esp this time of year.  Too wet really.  To contradict what I said earlier they do need warmth now because they are so wet 

when tubers shrivel too much they do struggle to recover

Holly ID please

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:21

oky  doky Dove.   It usually looks good combo all summer.

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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