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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:52

Helenium double trouble behind aster frikartii monch behind hackonechloa .....oops, that's 3  

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:36

Lewisias are real eye catchers.  Plant them out in spring.  Ideal for sharp drainage in sun, even in pots

Kru, do you want something vigorous or small and "dainty"?

On a dry stone wall here in Cornwall I grow aubretia, alyssum, hardy osteospermums, white Arabis,Helianthemums, verbena homestead purple, Erigeron, Mesembryanthemums and hypericum Olympican.  These give a riot of colour throughout spring and summer.  


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:22



Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:05

Well said Tracey 

Young gooseberry plant - should the leaves fall off in winter?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:56

And try to grow them on a "leg".........again encouraging air flow.  Love my goosegogs 

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:52

Think that's spot on LeadFarmer 


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:50

Hello folks.

I am full.  Over ate on all you can eat today at lunchtime so it's been a real struggle to eat something now.  But I managed a bite or two. 

Earned a friend a discount on her laptop today, got a discount on saucepan set and think I deserved all my food today.

I have great compassion for those suffering emotionally at this time of year.  Very real and distressing depressions affect otherwise cheerful folk.  Keep cheerful people.  Think positive thoughts.  Make your mouth smile.  Think of a song you like.....when you sing you aren't depressed.  ......oops,  preaching!   I'll get my coat 

How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:42


Get soil right first.  Take your time cos this is vital.

This is what I would do.  Buy a good blackcurramt variety .....I think Ben Sarek is best......and pot it up in good size container.  I would have said heel in your raspberries but maybe your ground is far from ready by a long chalk by the sound of it.  So, I would also pot up the raspberries.  They prob will be ok in smaller pots.  When your ground is ready.....even if its in can plant out from your pots.  

......the good guys

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:36

Delighted for you Red.  Brilliant.  

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:34 subject but when you pass your test....good luck for that.....take your Pass Plus.  It's a practical test, prob 5 hours long, that gives you  extra discount on your car insurance.  

I did this for my 17 year old. Cost about £100 but saved her (me!) a few hundred pounds on her first year's insurance and for the next 2 years even more.  Well worth it Ryan.  

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