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please tell me the name of these plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:08

Hey, who cut off my reply above?  And the

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:05

I guess I'm a failure then KEF.  It's no good saying otherwise cos I feel so inadequate now   ha ha, not really 

2014

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:00

Just noticed your name donutsmrs......did you know I'm partial to donuts. 

Marion, I think you are prob the senior member here anyway.....certainly inspiring me 

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:57

Maybe 3 galvanised steel rods tied with galvanised wire at the top.  I would then cut hard back every year.

Cuttings are easy, I find, so new plants by next year elsewhere?  

please tell me the name of these plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:44

Hiya laura

The spikey yellow flowered plant is Mahonia.  

It needs quite a lot of room to do it justice though.  It's quite an architectural plant when given space.  

The

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:38

I often refer to plants I associate together in my posts but I would like to hear from you guys what you like to plant together.  Maybe get some more ideas!  

Foliage companions or floral associations ...   Something new to try for this glorious upcoming summer.  Remember, its going to be very hot 

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:18

Think we are all,getting itchy garden fingers.

  Potted on a few variegated osteospermums, viz., Gweek variegated, today.  Beautiful glistening white flowers all summer on green n white foliage.  Next to berberis atro nana they set each other off perfectly throughout the growing season.  Also more pelargoniums and penstemon potted on today.  And aeonium cuttings too.  

Took a shine to some coleus last year.  Got some rooted cuttings on the go.  Used to think they were too artificial looking but with blue elymus magellanicus, for example, or red uncinia unciniata rubra and imperata red baron, they  looked superb 

Oops!  Ventured off track there 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:05

Nice Busy.  Can't grow magnolias well here so envious.   Tried with the dwarfer varieties but maybe there's too much of the sea salt in the air for them. 

olive trees

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:02

Olive trees thrive down here....Cornwall...and our local town has them throughout as a permanent feature.

Not sure if it's good to bring indoors except for very cold areas.  A wrap of fleece during cold weather should suffice.

They are attractive trees but I feel they should not be over cosseted 

herbaceous plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 08:23

...following on from earlier suggestions plantIng in the occasional group of 3 or more will make a better impact.   So any divided plants....I would not OVER divide.......can cover a reasonable area.  

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