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Plant suggestions for my front garden

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:35

Hydrangeas will struggle there in a hot sunny situation Scgh.

a phormium in the centre would look nice there.......a cream variety like Tricolour would look nice in front of the red wall.

senecio sunshine is a low growing, mound forming grey foliage yellow flowered shrub and would enjoy those conditions. i agree with choisya, the green form.  aromatic evergreen glossy foliage with delightfully scented flowers in late spring. 

A conifer like taxus standishii for a lovely erect narrow shape or a mound forming variety will give easy care, attractive foliage. 

For a brilliant show of colour from spring to autumn check out cotinus royal purple.  Spectacular red/purple foliage amd would thrive there.


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:00

Morning folks.  Some drizzle on its way soon then clearing again.

Hostafan, clearly I dont know you but my feeling is you have all fhe "ingredients" to run a nursery.  Go for it if its your dream.  I  had a couple of opportunities to own a nursery but used a lot of pessimistic thoughts to argue myself out of it.  Have raised and sold plants successfully.....good money to be made if you are competitive.    Of course you already have a market here on the forum . Good luck whatever you decide.




Posted: 05/06/2015 at 00:20

Hyacinths maybe charley?

Digitalis illumination pink

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 22:02

A lot of hype about new there is about everything new.  Illumimation pink is not a true perennial by any means.  Currently I have white foxgloves flowering in my garden and I love em but they will be gone when summer is over.  Nothing wrong with traditional biennial foxgloves


First time grower - problems with young plants

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:57

Ordinary multi purpose compost Lucy is fine. 

gardening is a learning curve we are all still on 


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:55

Yes,,I was aware when I posted Hosta .....  my meaning was that grasses arent generally regarded as being flower as such. And, I just had to add "dancing in the breeze" to show to all and sundry how,,poetic...I can be 


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 16:28

How about astilbes Charley?  Some superb varieties now.  Some have superb foliage colour before the flowere come to give a very long period of interest.  

Which one should I move?

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 16:01

Daryl I would remove the tradescantia and cut it back.  Plant it or pot it up and water well.  It should recover to flower in a few weeks.  


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 15:57

I have experimented with them a little.  The aim was for them to flower during mid to late summer.  I cut them hard back in late spring, etc., and waited for them to grow.  The summer growth is poor, the flowers poor.  

Senettii, for me, is essentially a cool season plant.....viz., not hardy but not liking hot sun for too long.  They progressively deteriorated never making a second year.  Glorious flowers at their peak but best treated as an annual


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 15:53

How big is your acer Simon?  

how sheltered is the new site?  

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