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Plant needed for round year interest for small border

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 23:56

Acer Flamimgo can be pruned hard back every year Kirstynovicegardemer...did you know that?  

I would plant a choisya there. Highly fragrant flowers, aromatic leaves, evergreen beautiful glossy evergreen, easily kept to sIzs.  If you want a yellow leaved variety choisya sundance is very attractive.  

A lovely variegated shrub is abelIa confettii.  Neat, slow growing and flowers in autumn.  Very nice indeed 

Why do perennials die?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:30

Everything but me dies Eleventh hour.  

I never plant out anything that's small.....grow them on first.  Out there in the garden pests, diseases, weather and simply a plant's constitution can damage it and the bigger it is the better.  

Geums can "live for ever" if divided regularly. Hot Lips too if cuttings taken every year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:18

Im sure there's a slice or three of cake for me from fairy.  She is my fav after all

Congrats to mrsG too.

Lovely evening now after a load of rain.  Echinaceas opened or opening now, first beans picked and heleniums beginning to show off

My mum is much better ...still in hospital but prob home tomorrow.

Got ring for my niece's 21 st birthday....not until end of October but it's what she wants and I haggled £200 off.  Bit of a story about it but suffice to say it seems meant to be 

Sorted an argument today in hospital car park.  Avoided one of em being admitted as a patient I think   Young guy and older fellow....think the younger one would have come off worst though despite his brave talk 

Someone was asking about tall grasses recently so will post pics soon 

Rudbeckia problem

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:04

Also Goldsturn generally favours later flowering.  However I have a mass ready to flower.

Good soil suits them too, good feeding and good moisture.  I moved a clump to better soil couple years ago and the difference has been amazing. Think Bob is right that rudbekias, like echinaceas, need to establish good root system first

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:51

No Dove.....??ou are misleading folks.  Cream will not freeze.  It needs to be eaten immediately   Fresh strawberries need to be added and shared........

Just my luck

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:47

Not to be recommended, but I caught up with a guy who hit my nieces car and drove away.  Took me a month of diligence,,determination and downright festering anger but get him I did.  Got £400 cash from him following angry exchange which easily covered the damage to my niece"s car.  Womderful feeling of justice, relief, and of a job well done.  Didnt want my nieces insurers involved...she is 20 so high premium.  

However, Mike, for  reasons already given tell the police etc.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:33

I can help with the cream Clarington.  I don't mind 

Nice pics  Stacey.  Got few heleniums opening too....maybe have thread about them, picture and Id etc. your hydrangea looks good to me.....normal pruning should kep it compact methinks.

Hello folks.  Bright and sunny here but rain in the forecast.  Cut down 3 large lupins right down to ground this morning.  ImpulsIve but they have done their best for this year and a row of lavendars are now taking the spotlight there.  

Paimful when the smilies go again Orchard Lady 

Visit my mum later in hosp......see where we go from here.  My lovely brother made it clear he cannot help..."too busy" .  Told him to clear off.........that was good feeling 

Few birthdays celebrated  today......have fun

 

 

......the good guys

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:46

Did you say cakes yviestevie?  I have heard of john's tours.  the last hellebore from Ashwoods was in 5 litre pot .( should have been 3 litres but I paid quite a lot for it) ..a beautiful simple deep yellow 

cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:36

Susie, you can move them now.  Just ensure yet get good rootball. Keep removing flowered stems back to base to keep plans healthy, young and flowering.  Cuttings too are amazingly easy .....you can get plenty of new plants for next  year

......the good guys

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:24

Yviestevie, Ashwoods have been excellent for me esp re hellebores.  Would love to pay them a visit

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