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Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 21:54

I wouldn't have anything amongst heathers except dwarf conifer or two.  The beauty  of heathers is when they form undulating carpets

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 21:49

Agree with KEF....this is Bill's time

Compact shrubs for wow factor.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:10

Shrubs 3 x 3' with a wow factor

Some of the small hebes are lovely......folage colour varying from red to cream to grey to shades of green with flowers.

Abelia Confettii.......check out this beauty.

Caryopteris varieties.....sterling silver has blue grey foliage topped in late summer with bright blue flowers.  Also Summer  Sorbet with same blue flowers but with beautiful yellow leaves

How about a couple of winter heathers like carnea, darleyensis and mediterranea all with winter flowers and some have winter foliage colour?

Not a shrub but penstemons are evergreen perennials with lots of summer flowers at about 3 or 4'

Some small dwarf conifers like juniperus blue star ....blue foliage and evergreen....planted with an orange echinacea, for example, will provide the wow factor

If you have acid soil check out kalmia, dwarf rhododendrons and azaleas.  

For scent and attractive evergreen foliage look at daphne odoraaureomarginata 

Check out santolina lemon fizz......butter yellow foliage

 

 

 

Plants for new border

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 15:44

Ooooooo, well done Tracey

Liked it when they just "jumped" into your trolley 

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:07

Hiya Edd

Hmm! Well they were small....very small....but they grew on well enough. 2 plants arrived in poor state and replaced.

Looking back, it must have been 2 years ago now when I last ordered.  

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 13:29

Well I have ordered a few,pelargoniums,from vernon nursery.  I ordered from them last year and am,surprised they are linked to T & M. ,would not have ordered had I known

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 13:26

Bill that is a WONDERFUL letter and I feel honoured to read it. 

Thank you Bill 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 08:26

Oops!   "dorkers".....??   

Problem....if I send you guys the sunshine what will be left for us down here?  

Going for a walk in the sun now with my dog.  .....no smilies for dogs? 

Plants for new border

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 08:22

Tracey, I grow euphorbia silver swan.....delightful plant in and out of flower and evergreen.  Euphorbia rubra....blackbird........has rich purple black foliage (I remove flowers) and again evergreen.  

Cornus liking sun?  Well my garden varies from fairly sunny to very sunny and they thrive here....dogwoods...but the soil is good.  Two varieties I grow are Aurea (yellow leaves all summer and red stems) and Elegantissima (green and white leaves amd red stems) 

I grow 3 euonymous.....emerald n gold, gaiety and (bigger) aureus. All delightful evergreens.

Amongst the heucheras Berry Smoothy and Obsidian are my favourites. 

Sure your garden will look spectacular Tracey

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:58

Hello dorkers

Firstly, Bill......do  what you feel ??ou would like to do.  Here we sympathise, empathise  and feel for ??ou so if you post your son's letter it would be nice. My sister died at 32 having a young baby amd a young son ...she wrote letters (and mini books) for all of us.  I have shown mine to some.....they were lovely letters, strangely strong for someone then so physically weak.  The letters are precious and priceless and perfect. 

Will send the sunshine to you guys in England to cheer you up. Sunny again here....so far.  

 

 

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