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Planting colour under rhododendrons

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:29

Amanda, can you post a picture?

If you plan to plant in front......not necessarily underneath.....your rhododendron there are possibilities.  You mentioned deepening the border so it suggests you want to use a freshly dug peace of ground there.  I would dig over the area in front of your rhodo, clip back some of it as suggested if necessary, and consider exactly what you want to plant there.....I.e. perennials liking acid soil, shrubs even grasses .  

Day Lilies leaves turning yellow, too soon?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:16

Just normal Pete.  Temps dropping, shorter days.....maybe an early autumn.

I know it feels like mid summer but we are nearing summer's end now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:46

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:44

You know they can be quite tactile plants Orchid.  Many of us run our hands over a heather flowering over winter.   bright purple flowers on a cold snowy day?

I have a nice patch of heathers .......couple of pittosporum Tom thumb. (check this out too) and a silver grey mounded juniper with them .......making a nice winter scene.  I love em. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:34

Feel a bit out of it right now.  A chat on the radio about recognising our own faults had me scratching my head in great confusion.   I don't have any faults but I will try harder to see if I possibly do 

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:28

Winter flowerimg heathers too.  Tough, easy and evergreen.  Winter foliage on vsrieties like foxhollow (yellow) and dark almost orange foliage on .ann Sparkes. Flowers too all through late winter into spring.

Ophiopogon nigrescens is a black grasslike plant that looks great in a terracotta pot.

Phormiums provide fantastic foliage colour .....vsrieties from almost white to yellow to pink to red .  

Euphorbias like Tasman tiger have white green foliage and rubra has dark plum foliage ....and both have yellow spring flowers

Shrubs like Daphnes will provide colourful evergreen foliage plus fantastic winter scent

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:15

You off work this week fairy?  Did you mention that?  Just  WANDdered.....get it wondered? ......if you used any magic to arrange that !  

New garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:11

All looking excellent Hollie 

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:06

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:05

Remember last year Woody.?  Cornwall will come good 

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