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Plants for new border

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:22

My feeling too busy bee.  But we only really learn the hard ....and expensive.....way, don't we?

Everything I plant now is considered carefully for position, soil, aspect etc.  Plenty of compost, etc. accompanies every plant.  Plants then ....usually....respond with better growth, flowers and health.  

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:17

Hiya Berghill......makes a big difference and many of the latest varieties do "upward" look.  Got a few of those myself. And the newest yellows are now very good. 

Small tree stump in ground

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:14

I would have a go and try to dig it out.  I've never been beaten yet in my efforts to remove stumps, roots etc. so dig around and under as far as you can.  Dig and cut with saw or secateurs and pull all and any roots you see.  I doubt if it will be as hard as you think once you make a start.  

Leaving it there, planting around it, etc. will just leave you frustrated forever.  Very satisfying when you do get it out.

Good luck Rich

conflicting answers

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:08

Hiya Duncan and welcome

Berberis Darwinii is a prickly tough evergreen that grows pretty fast and tolerates difficult situations.  It has orange flowers in spring that are real eye catchers.  Mahonia is another prickly evergreen with yellow flowers in mid winter.  

However, I think pyracantha might well be your best bet.  You can get different varieties ....red berries, orange berries or yellow berries.  It might not flower there if its as shady as it sounds but will still produce an effective evergreen deterrent

I guess your neighbours won't listen to reason?  

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:45

Addictive private-party?  I have some 40, 50 or more.....really don't know now.....hellebores all different. Doubles, singles, almost purple foliage varieties.  I have called a (temporary) halt this year to buying any more.  Love em all.   And what better in the garden now?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:38

Bill, that's very sad.  We are all thinking of you.  

We are all here for you as friends, sympathisers and listeners so please make use of us if you need to.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:34

Dove, dove, dove.  There were only  40 made!!  If I gave you one I'd have one less for me.   Maths, see, is something I'm good at!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:31

Not a lover of roses really....well, I can't grow them well enough down here....but that colour and symmetry is superb David.  Think a decent camera is tempting me 

KEF, please don't turn into jack Nicholson .......like the pelargonium.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:21

Betty ranicar is a lovely hellebore KEF.  Hope birthday was a good one.  Pottie too, of course .

My new hostas should come tomorrow or next week.  No tracking info.  

Daffs opening everywhere now....garden springing into life.  Cornwall looks at its best in the spring prob around March time.  Several pots of bulbs....daffs, alliums, tulips and hyacinths .....now showing good growth.  When the obvious gaps in the borders show the bulbs will be planted.  Felt like spring today

Must stop posting for a mo.....have choc encrusted  marzipan, brandy soaked cherries to eat.  Needs must 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 13:23

Nice one lily.  You are now my fav girl 

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