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choisya ternata

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:29

And has it been pruned since September?  

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:25

Ha ha lily 

Goodnight....and I love you all Fairy. 

Well, BTTG

 

Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:22

Hmmm!  Very interesting.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:20

Dampish, misty but warm.  Perfect growing conditions 

Having brekkie...porridge and blueberries plus toast.  Bit daunting though....got to go through lunch, maybe some nibbles later then dinner.  Then there is supper.  The thought of it is so exhausting.    Where do I find the time?  Just grab another piece of toast whilst I consider the issue 

Weekend's weather looks very promising ......higher temps  

 

 

 

Blue foliage

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:04

Helictotrichon too, lovely tall version of festuca.  

(I divide Elijah Blue every couple of years as the foliage colour declines over time)

I like cerinthe but it seeded so much I developed a dislike of it.  'tis a nice plant though.

Will check out that sedum Dove but, yes, there are some glaucous ones but usually low spreaders!  That Daniella sounds interesting too.

Box substitute

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 00:07

Supernoodle,

As specimens I have pittosporum Irene Patterson, lovely almost white but fairly tender I guess, Garnetti with grey foliage and tinges of pink and hardier, Purpureum,the bigger brother to Tom Thumb and a delightful even whiter than Irene P. that is tender and the name escapes me right now. Also a creamy yellow that again I have forgotten the name of.

Also grew pittosporum Tobira but it grew too leggy over the years and it was removed.  Must get it again as,the scent is magical. There is a dwarf variegated variety of Tobira that I also mean to get. ,

Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:57

Only prune back the flowered wood though Caral.....not every,branch.  Look for the emerging shoots further down....these will provide the flowers on lomg arching branches next year. My own plant deutzia mont blanc is ready to explode any day now and it is beautiful.  A very under rated shrub.  

Blue foliage

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:51

Yes, and some Painted ferns like Ursulas Red have bluish foliage too.  

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:49

Lily,,have you really not got Dove's yet?     Always look on the bright side of life.  

One more, just for lily, TB........as KD says after his shows 

Blue foliage

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:38

I  love blue in the garden....lots of blue flowers but blue foliage is not quite so plentyful.  There's eucalyptus, elymus magellanicus, pinks, bluish hostas, mertensia (could never keep this one) junipers like Blue Star, hebes like pagei and quicksilver and some succulents.

Any more folks?

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