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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 08:00

Another dedicated thread. ,picking up a tip or two even though I've grown them for few years now. ,

Mine are currently outside.....for couple of weeks now amd potted up. Mild here ....except for those storms 

dsvid, I usually mix dried manure and fish blood and bone when planting out.  Good?  

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 07:47

Hmmmmmm! Stormy here.  I reckon it's as bad as anything we've had so far.  Heavy rain and powerful howling winds and high tides again.  

Hello FORKERS.   Stay safe....this storm is coming your way.  Think I'll leave the sunbathing today 

 

Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 00:10

At the risk of upsetting some, Johnsons Blue is a little over rated.  Nice when in flower but it isn't very  lomg flowering and ifs habit is ungainly.  Many of the newer geraniums are so much better .......

Another plant id

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 00:03

Depending on what type exactly but your euphorbia will prob grow 3 to 4' Ashleigh and as much across

North-east facing climbers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 00:00

Clematis Nellie Moser would do well there.  ,it's a beauty too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 23:58

Two things Bill.....another lovely thing said by your son.

Secondy, please DO mention your son again esp if it's a comfort to you.  For my young sister I regularly comment about her and tell anecdotes about her to her daughter.  

Enjoy your sons place by the lake Bill 

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 

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