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Planting colour under rhododendrons

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:01

Amanda, 

I would add compost to improve your soil,but not add lime.  Dahlias, lupins, delphiniums, and lots of perennials and shrubs would grow there.  Camelias,, dwarf rhododendrons,,azaleas,,kalmias, pieris too.  Some choice ferns as well.  

To mow or not to mow.........

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:13

Yes ..with blades set high.  Actually better to,mow than not .

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:11

Woody, yes Cornwall couldn't quite do it today but appreciate you willing them to 

We'll be champions next year 

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 15:00

Fairy, Just cos I've got a few donuts I'm now your favourite.  ?   Well, I'm highly suspicious......and greedy 

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:58

Ooo, see my names been floating around. 

Bloomin hot here.  Will need to water so many plants later.  Not had the showers suggested yet plenty of sun......not really complaining though 

Could get cheese n onion  pasty fishy........sounds like you've earned it. 

Took my mum to day care centre today.  Found out last week she was taking paracetamol as though they were sweets.  Kept forgetting she took them. Tablets hidden now.  Also assessed her medicines and most of them warn of similar side effects.   Dropping her statins after  talking to her doc.  So, a combination of these changes seems to have improved her a little.  Unreal situation though,  isn't  it?   Tryng to convince myself my mother isn't a victim of dementia and that suddenly she will be her old self  again  

Planting colour under rhododendrons

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:29

Amanda, can you post a picture?

If you plan to plant in front......not necessarily underneath.....your rhododendron there are possibilities.  You mentioned deepening the border so it suggests you want to use a freshly dug peace of ground there.  I would dig over the area in front of your rhodo, clip back some of it as suggested if necessary, and consider exactly what you want to plant there.....I.e. perennials liking acid soil, shrubs even grasses .  

Day Lilies leaves turning yellow, too soon?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:16

Just normal Pete.  Temps dropping, shorter days.....maybe an early autumn.

I know it feels like mid summer but we are nearing summer's end now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:46

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:44

You know they can be quite tactile plants Orchid.  Many of us run our hands over a heather flowering over winter.   bright purple flowers on a cold snowy day?

I have a nice patch of heathers .......couple of pittosporum Tom thumb. (check this out too) and a silver grey mounded juniper with them .......making a nice winter scene.  I love em. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 08:34

Feel a bit out of it right now.  A chat on the radio about recognising our own faults had me scratching my head in great confusion.   I don't have any faults but I will try harder to see if I possibly do 

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