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What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:43

Got to agree.  Did my head in writing my list .....could have added more too.  ,trouble is when you compose such a list you  have to keep going.  Mind you, it didn't take me "4  hours".  10 mins perhaps!  This was a thread to ignore or go for it.........

Yep, I guess this is a boast thread really.  Perhaps though it gives an idea of what and how much we all grow ...

unhappy Pieris

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:35

Frost will check new growth.  When leaves are fresh...coloured....they are vulnerable to cold (winds and temps) and hot sun.

I would wait and trim off damaged leaves in about 3 weeks or so

Pieris must have acid soil, of course

Full or partial sun?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:31

Yes.....confusing isn't it?

Partial sun  can also be dappled shade, viz., shade created by taller plants.  Sun just for the morning or just for,the afternoon is partial sun, in my book.  Less than say 2 or 3 hours daily would be shade. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 17:21

Been glorious day 

Thinned carrots, Beetroot, weeded lettuce, onions, peas, moved perennials, planted salvia patens, verbena bonariensis and one or two more

 

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:15

There's nothing quite like rambling nude in the countryside amongst Urtica dioica.  

I enjoy it sooooooooo much 

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:08

Astrantia, azaleas, astilbes, Acer, aubretia, artemisia, , arabis (varieties) alyssum (perennials) aconitum, anisdontea, asters, alstromeria, (perennial), actea, asparagus, apple, aeoniums,arum lily, armeria,anemone (wild swan and blanda), berberis, buddleia, buxus varieties, blackcurrant, Beetroot, brunnera, bidens,,  beans,blueberry, busy lizzies, ceratostigma, camelia,canna, carrot, carpentaria, conifers (juniper, taxus, cryptomeria,) clematis, chives, corydalis (blue carpeting) , cosmos, choisya, crocosmia, vsrieties, campanulas, coleus, dahlia's, dsffodils, delphinium, dierama, diascia,dogwood, dianthus,  dicentras, echinacea, euphorbias, euonymous, erigeron, eryngiums, ,escallonia, fig, , felicia, fuschia,,ferns,  forsythia, grasses, griselinia, geum, gaura corries gold,   geraniums, gooseberry, jasmine,, hypericum, hydrangea, hebe(varieties)hostas,honeysuckle, helianthemum, hemerocallis, heleniums, hellebore, hibiscus, ,Heuchera, heathers, holly varieties,, iris, jasmine, knautia (chili black)lobelia(perennial), lupins, lilies, leucanthemum, lippia citriodora, liriope.lychnis, linum, lavendar, Libertia (varieties) mint, nemesis, ophiopogon, onions, osteospermum, oleria, parsley, primrose, phlox, philadelphus. Peppers, Phormiums, photinia, pieris, palms (varieties) pulmonarias, penstemons, persicara red baron, polemonium(stairway to heaven)Pittosporum(vsrieties)Physiocarpus,,peony, peach, prunus cistena crimson dwarf, pear, phlox, pelargonium,   radish, rosemary, rhubarb,  rhododendron vsrieties, salvia, (hardy and tender) santolina (varieties), scabious, sedums, sisynchrium (may snow) senecio,  solanum album, sweetcorn, tomatoes, teuchrium,  tradescantia, tiarella,,tulips, Veronica's, veronicastrums, verbena (varieties), wallflowers (perennial and biennial)

Wow!  Didn't think I was going to stop.  Think I grow a fair bit and I'm sure there are more but got a headache now 

Any problems with my choisya?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 23:23

Well, of it's east facing it gets little sun.  Choisya likes sun...certainy to flower.

Your yellow choisya...sundance.....prob likes it there, foliage- wise, as sun on yellow leaves could burn.  

Privet

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:54

Oooooo, I'm so sorry you  folks are feeling the cold there.  Just a mo, I'll  have a cold drink.  Ah, that's better."

For me cutting shrubs back when young encourages bushyness.  Pinching back, initially, then generally with shears.  The usual advice is to let a hedge grow to just beyond the height you want if but it's not my way.  It will grow thickly and just as fast.  

Can I recommend Ligustrum Aureum?  The yellow variety.  As a specime it is quite lovely with butter yellow summer foliage. Better trimmed/shaped I think 

plants

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:45

Am I the only one to think eryngium jade Frost is something special? Beautiful mixture of foliage colours plus wonderful satiny azure blue flowers completely different to usual eryngiums.  Will post a picture when this flowers....usually in June. 

Mexican Orange Blossom - is it ok?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:41

Ah!  You have the yellow one, sundance.  This is not quite as hardy as straight green choisya and it can burn too in direct sun.  However, is it wet there?  Such a small plant won't want too much watering just yet

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