Verdun


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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?

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:29

I have a nice blue in a large pot, Halycon I think..  Alongside, in another pot, I have a red variegated hardy fuschia and they complement each other so well on pathway.  for best blue I think more shade is necessary as it greens a little in mid summer.  I really want a good blue in the sun.....any suggestions?

Blue foliage appeals to me....ok, another thread 

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

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:18

Yes dove, , saw him yesterday...."what a life" he said. 

......I'm sure we have a few wondering what we are talkIng about 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:14

Tortoise?  

Shuttlecock ferns in school wildlife garden

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:10

I frow 3 ....including a painted Japanese fern and Dryopteris.

Dryopteris, in my experience, is very adaptable. Grows where it's dry as well as where it's very wet.  Looks better out of the sun though.

Dryopteris The King for me grows about 4' or more.  It is a fascinating plant Justin.  I'm not a wildlife gardener but it would look right anywhere but a rockery or dryscape garden.  Kids would find its unfurling fronds amazing,,it's pest and disease resistant and is rich green in the growing season.

I would plant it in humusy soil for best appearance.  As for its role in the wildlife garden I'm sure it is useful but I will see what others more knowledgeable say about that.

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

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:00

Have I Dove?  Have I really?  hee hee hee hee 

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

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:43

Can't work yours out dove.  I know you are an optimist,,have a sense of humour.  Let me "idle"  a while and and ponder while I sing a little ditty?  No, it's far too difficult for me 'umble brain.  Hey, maybe our Monty comes into it somewhere.  Oh, it's that thread on snakes that's confusing me.  

Just a simple cornishman me!  

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:23

Mark, Darwinii grows so quickly so you will soon have another one.

I would digit up now, however, amd get your replacement in.  Nothing worse than a dead shrub occupying the summer garden.  Get one now amd enjoy it's flowers next spring 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:14

Looks excellent Aaron.  Obviously,,keep it well watered.

It doesn't need pruning...it's just fine.

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