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Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:57

Maybe 3 galvanised steel rods tied with galvanised wire at the top.  I would then cut hard back every year.

Cuttings are easy, I find, so new plants by next year elsewhere?  

please tell me the name of these plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:44

Hiya laura

The spikey yellow flowered plant is Mahonia.  

It needs quite a lot of room to do it justice though.  It's quite an architectural plant when given space.  

The

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

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:38

I often refer to plants I associate together in my posts but I would like to hear from you guys what you like to plant together.  Maybe get some more ideas!  

Foliage companions or floral associations ...   Something new to try for this glorious upcoming summer.  Remember, its going to be very hot 

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:18

Think we are all,getting itchy garden fingers.

  Potted on a few variegated osteospermums, viz., Gweek variegated, today.  Beautiful glistening white flowers all summer on green n white foliage.  Next to berberis atro nana they set each other off perfectly throughout the growing season.  Also more pelargoniums and penstemon potted on today.  And aeonium cuttings too.  

Took a shine to some coleus last year.  Got some rooted cuttings on the go.  Used to think they were too artificial looking but with blue elymus magellanicus, for example, or red uncinia unciniata rubra and imperata red baron, they  looked superb 

Oops!  Ventured off track there 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:05

Nice Busy.  Can't grow magnolias well here so envious.   Tried with the dwarfer varieties but maybe there's too much of the sea salt in the air for them. 

olive trees

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 16:02

Olive trees thrive down here....Cornwall...and our local town has them throughout as a permanent feature.

Not sure if it's good to bring indoors except for very cold areas.  A wrap of fleece during cold weather should suffice.

They are attractive trees but I feel they should not be over cosseted 

herbaceous plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 08:23

...following on from earlier suggestions plantIng in the occasional group of 3 or more will make a better impact.   So any divided plants....I would not OVER divide.......can cover a reasonable area.  

exotic looking plant ideas please

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 08:18

Hiya Laura.

Hardy Tropicals is no more than 5 miles from me but I don't grow too many of these.

Trachycarpus is an exotic looking palm......far superior to the cordylines.  

Phormiums.....I know they are not tropical plants....will fit in. Astelias with their silvery appearance are similar.  Aeoniums can be grown in pots to be sunk in the soil in summer or standing above ground....they are black/purple as in Schwarzcopf (early in morn so prob misspelt) green and some lovely variegated foliage varieties. 

Pseudopanax is exotic looking too and hedychium,,the gingers.    Some grasses and sedges can add to an exotic look.  

Dieramas are quite dramatic when in flower .....colours from white to almost black......from a grass like base

A couple of well chosen ferns add a different dimension to the planting

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 07:54

Morning FORKERS.

Wet here.  

I think the GC will now be stocking new seeds, sundries etc and prob starter perennials. Will pop in soon as the urge to kick start the gardening year is increasing 

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 07:49

Its just the way I walk folks 

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