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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 

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:22

What a lift these pics give.  Yes, imdeedy, roll on summer 

NOT ME!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:19

It's a free website. Probably not the most,up to date technically but for me it doesn't affect the forum qualities.

Fox gloves

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:48

Ok, there are shorter varieties of agastache.  Why not consider a couple of grasses like deschampsias ?  Flowerimg all summer, sway/billow in the wind and great foil for flowering plants.  How about Veronica then for vertical element?  Blue or white erect flowers not needing staking ??

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:43

David     Love lollipops 

herbaceous plants

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:38

Yes, woottens are first class. Ashwoods too.  Lots of others including specialist growers for heleniums, hellebores, and the like.

Dannyboy,  In the GC soon there will be lots of perennials in 9cm pots......from lupins, to delphiniums, to well, the list,is huge.  Buy them and pot  them up ASAP.  They will grow amazingly quickly in early spring.  I pot on at least twice but often 3 times to have large full size flowerimg plants for this summer.  you need to keep them growing vigorously during the potting up period.

Its now a good time to buy perennials in 3 litre pots and divide them, pot them up and grow them on.

 

Fox gloves

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:28

Hiya Red

Yes source online .

I too like height in the border from perennial flowers.....I grow agastaches, veronicastrums, verbena bonariensis, delphiniums, foxgloves, verbascums, acteas, etc etc.  

Re agastaches check out Black Adder and Sangria....respectively inky blue flowers and pink flowers on erect tall (5') plants all summer long.  

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