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10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:40

Some deciduous though for the excitement new growth brings......how about sneaking a witch hazel in there.  I have one full of buds waiting to explode soon.  No evergreen can match those pale yellow "spiders" .  Or a pg hydrangea Jo?  huge white or lime flowers all summer.  

Jo, you could have a riot of colour, shape,,form and scent there .....all fun? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:27

Planted out a few lilies and potted up the rest.  Finished mulching an island bed.  Daffs already several inches tall and recently cut hellebores now pushing up flowerbuds.  looking good and ready for next season 

Ideas....

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:06

Denno, how about a stainless steel trowel with his name inscribed on it?

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:04

Esp a blue salicifolia type.  And the yellow spirea....i grow a couple including  Magic Carpet......is a great companion.  nice Marion.  Or check out Abelia Kaleidescope for an evergreen touch of class 

Canna

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:00

Yvie, Cut down to reduce height but otherwise leave them with a few inches of stems Cos they are full of moisture. They will still die down naturally even in GH.

luckily cannas survive outdoors for me here but divided clumps and potted are kept protected as above. 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 15:54

Philippa, perhaps try a sheet of glass suspended over it. for some tender agastaches in the ground I do this to keep roots dry.  Or a sheet of polythene stretches over pot covered canes..?  

Plants are often resostant to cold if kept dry.  Good luck 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:09

Takes a while...you'll get there dreckly me 'ansome 

Removing Topsoil

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:07

I would do as greenfingers Steve suggests.....distributing it over fhe rest of the garden.

Rainbowfish, do you have a veg pstch? ,1.5 tonnes is not a huge load. Make a sort of natural raised bed Surprising how it disappears when spread out.  I often move soil this way 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 13:01

Well SFord we do live in the best country in the world 

Daylily

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 12:56

Hi Kathy, 

yes, seaweed is excellent in any form.  As a tonic or as a regular feed.  

may check out a few varieties 

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