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shaded corner bush

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:03

A white hydrangea in shade is delightful 

lupin help

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:59

Yes lupins are usually pretty hardy plants once established for the season.  I tend to remove late summer spikes simply because they are usually overshadowed by late summer perennials .  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:55

Mums in better spirits today.  Having a pain patch removed seems to have improved her no end.  How  can medical "experts" get it so wrong yet we lay people can often see the issues?  Looked at a few residential homes today for her so making progress 

Lyn, pleased things are looking better for ??ou too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:49

Mrs Garden, I love eucalyptus .  Stick a cotinus royal purple or Physocarpus Diablo for purple comtrast or philadelphus Aureum, Cornus aurea or choisya sundance for yellow contrast and you have a delightful association. 

Not a bad day at all today....even some spells of warm sunshine.

Spent afternoon looking at care homes for my mum with some hopeful options.

 

Grass seed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:40

Still grass sowing time.   If the area is small efleece ??ou could fleece the area after sowing seed or even thin,polythene sheeting.  This will enable faster germination 

Advice please - a climber for fence

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:51

Geordiejackie, check our solanum album.       White flowers for long time and a simple cut back as hard as you like in early spring.

An evergreen winter flowering jasmine too is worth comsidering.  Lovely in winter 

greenhouse for Aeonium arboreum

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:45

Morning kev

Can  leave aeoniums outside most winters but it's a risk.  Keeping them on the dry side in a cold greenhouse is fine.  Ventilation is always important in gh during mild spells.  Fleece if you get a very cold snap though.  However keep fleece dry ...you suggest gaps in the GH that might let in rain?   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:39

Morning everyone.

After a stormy night it's now suddenly looking good......as though somebody's flicked a switch.  Quick look around the garden but no sign of any damage ....perennials still standing 

Not a wormery fan.......normal compost bins for me 

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:52

Yes, digging and heavy work is defo good winter  activity.

More heleniums......got some new ones but dividing too ......and salvias uliginosa,,leucamthemum and Amistad will be grown as groups next year.  Maybe to add a Molina or two and possibly another canna.  And look for a space for a good white hydrangea.  Getting rid of a couple of shrubs ...a tatty spirea for one but also one or two that don't excite me any more ......ruthless me 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:42

Sometimes MrsGarden spontaneity is better than overly planned.  Sure your plamts will look womderful.   (steak,n chips ?   You know you are my favourite )

Been a reasonable day today but getting windy now ......darn that pasta!.......and feeling cooler. 

Got a few more heleniums but they will be planted in spring now. If they are half as good  next year as this I will be delighted   

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