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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:40

Well done Marion 

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:35

Great borders there folks . If they don't inspire us nothing will,  will have to up my game next year.  And at this time of the year a reminder of what our gardens will be like next summer .......shortest day soon then it's all improving .....hopefully 


Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:28

Would there be donuts? ,

Cornus Flaviramea

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 22:33

Elegantissima is well behaved for me too garden maiden.  As is Aurea. 


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 22:31


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 22:28

Good on you fidget. 


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 22:25

Well, granmafixit, you know now how well you are considered here.  Good to see you again 

Cornus Flaviramea

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:10

Often vigorous plants take some time to establish and then do their thing with great vigour.  Midwinter Fire never was great for me.  

Victoria, give it another summer and I think your cornus will be fine.  When you see new shoots in spring I would still prune back a little to them.  a feed too would help

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Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:03

I think deeper beds are easier than narrow ones.  I have a few large beds and they are highly satisfying to me.

yep, eradicate every possible perennial weed first.  then determine your soil......not just ph but heavy or light,,warm or cold, free draining or not.  Then get to know the plants that will potentially THRIVE there.  A plant placed out of its comfort zone will jar and spoil the overall look.  Decide not just on colour but shapes, heights and compatability.  The odd group of 3 or more adds solidity.  Decide what flowers when to ensure overlapping and continuous colour from flower and foliage not forgetting winter and autumn.  

I understand why stepping stones are advocated but they are not for me.  I simply do not like them and feel mulching materials are a better use of the space.  



Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:47

Claire, I will look up those secateurs.  I have a habit of breaking mine on a yearly basis 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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