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Latest posts by Verdun

colour scheme

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:12

I love to associate all kinds of plants by colour, form,,height or foliage.

however, just limiting to 3 colours or by anything actually is not for me.  Don't grow annuals in the garden and I guess this is when colour schemes,,as such, are important.

white and lemon combo though is good for me....white hellebores and cream primroses for example in spring.

but, go for it Wills.  I'm sure others will have colour schemes in mind this year though 

Lily of the valley

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:54

Especially as we are now in a very cold spell. Those flowers prob will be brief outside 

How to prune this hydrangea?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:52

True Wendy but I think Robert has got it sussed now .  Unless you have paniculata of course and then you prune it all back. 

What are these and how to prune?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:53

Perfect advice Hostafan.

Looking for ideas

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:51

Perhaps for a shrubby element to align with the perennials, how about a Buddleia?  Go for Harlequin if you want glorious variegated foliage as well as the flowers but any good variety will be fine.  


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:31

Lovely hellebore Matty.  

I guess if you did get down lower you wouldnt get back up again 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:28

Busy, so sorry to hear your news.  really tragic.  Thoughts are with you and your friend's family.  

Looking for ideas

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 09:43

Hello Minosgardener

 need more info really...tall plants?  Do you mean herbaceous perennials?

it depends on your soil and how warm it is, etc., but I grow several tall perennials.  Veronicastrums, salvias uliginosa, guaranitica and even Amistad is tall.  Acteas, heleniums, delphiniums, verbena bonariensis, some agastaches I grow are over 5' too.  Cannas will soar.  Consider Dieramas.....grass like mounds producing flower spikes as much as 6' high. Tall grasses like Calamagrostis, miscanthus, panicums, molinias and STIPA gigantea add movement as well as height.  Foxgloves of course and I'm sure others will add to the list.

loads of mid height perennials...dahlias can be tall, middling or echinaceas, rudbeckias, asters, summer "chrysanthemums" like Broadway Lights, and even Astrantias can be quite tall to almost cushion like.

As I said, you will prob be inundated now with ideas from others here.  But exciting to plan Minosgardener? 


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 09:29

morning everybody 

decided to also go for young plants of lysimachia well as sowing seed....such is my determination to have this in my garden this year.

windy with part blue skies and not feeling too cold in garden but it will be a different story in a mo when I take my dog onto the towans.  I will be blown off my feet.  


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:33

Hiya Runnybeak, I'm good thanks.  Loads of well wishers,,cards etc.  Tend to be on auto pilot I guess but it feels unreal a little.  However, so,many people seem to be ill or suffering at much younger ages.  Mum did well really.


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