Verdun


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Cloudy /Dusty Conifer

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:44

Hey Ryan, there is more to conifers than people think.  Taxus Standishii is a glorious pillar of olive turning yellow in summer with the occasional red "fruits";  juniperus Sulphur Spray is a lovely mound of glaucous grey with white tips in spring; Taxus Coppershine becomes a beacon of orange in spring then copper then yellow; juniperus blue Star has the brightest blue foliage to rival any eucalyptus; conifers from almost black to bright green to almost purple brown in winter.  Look at the fresh lime green new shoots on Picea Albertiana Comica.  And  form too......adding narrow height or mounds all year round.  

Conifers have a bad press cos they have been planted in the wrong situations or allowed to grow too much.  There are some comifer gems out there 

Agapanthus versus Dandelion

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:15

Yes, carefully paint with glyphosate.  It won't dig out or be pulled out. Cutting only makes a bigger plant. 

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:12

Ha ha KEF.  I recall that person....remaining nameless.......believed me 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:10

Sorry David K.  Hope you had a good birthday 

Moved a heucherella....stoplight .....again today.  Can't decide where it's best.  Lovely thing but it's been moved 3 times lately.  Best soon but "lost" in summer so it needs to be seen now but not so much later.  Fussy me!  

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:06

Spring is meant to be gaudy,,brash and in your face.  So,much yellow looks right and again in autumn.  Like a little more subtlety in summer.  One of my fav brooms, Lena, is loud with red and yellow soon and suits spring light.  

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:01

Ok JIMMY won't mention anemone wild swan again.......oops!

Psssst......mine are shooting beautifully now 

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:25

I thought I had better remind you good folks that the clocks went back last night.  it was so good to have that extra hour in bed

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:21

I have,Heuchera Obsidian next to hosta Patriot for colour contrast but I prefer a change of form....grasses like the red buchanii and hakonechloa sets off Heuchera berry smoothie. And flowering perennials like anemone Wild Swan with its white flowers also sets off dark Heucheras like Plum Pudding.  I also have verbena Rigida, a  good dark blue,  near hosta fire and ice.  

So, yes hostas and Heucheras look good together but best mixed and matched with other plants, for me.

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:09

Fire Island was in a 9 cm pot but potted on this morning.  Looks good so far with butter yellow leaves and red stems.   Yes will post a picture when slightly bigger.  It's a learning curve with brand new varieties isn't it?  To see how it copes in sun, etc. 

perennial plug plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:03

Loganberry hut

I would not buy all those plugs....some you may like but prob many you wont.  Better to spend money on plants you really want.   Get some perennials you like and then sow annuals to fill in for the summer if you need to.  

 

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Dahliettes.....?

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