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plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:20

Neutral soil will be ok for tree fern.  They grow all over the place down here in acid and alkaline soils

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:16

Dieramas are not "delicate" at all. .....they are tough plants.  I have Guinevere,  a lovely pure white form.  Flowered for few weeks.  Don't think they are short loved either.  Next to a pool they are superb. In isolation too they are impressive 

A plant I would,love to have is Acer aureum.  Too near the coast, too sunny and too bright here for it.  

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:34

Fairy is dead right. 

Post on a thread if you like or don't .  

Sorry Mike, but I choose not to now. 

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:40

Oh, sorry Beaus mum, wot am I like?  

Jumble hole, of course.  Taller than usual. Very long flowering...prob longest of all.

Hadspen blood....dark red flowers and foliage bit darker too.  I find this compact with nice flowers but shorter season

Roma,which is really nice.  Pink and flowers again if clipped early after first flowering.

Ruby star another good red....similar to hadspen I think

Sunningdale variegated.  This is magic in spring.  Yellow and green fresh looking bright, crisp foliage in spring and early summer.  White flowers.  However, soon now, I will cut it back to produce new variegation.....leaves now turning green.  I have this with Heuchera berry smoothie and verbena rigida.

I am looking to get "star of billion" .....white.....and Venice for purple flowers too.

 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:23

Mike knows he can have some good virtual friends here.  Only he can determine how valuable we are by respecting us.  

Blimey!  We all feel like saying whatever we like at times but realise if too offensive or hurtful there will be consequences   The forum, basically, is to encourage and inspire .................

Digging in slug eaten lettuce

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:14

Compost heap for me too Alex.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:13

Been lovely ...and hot....day today.  Hot as in very pleasantly warm and not humid. 

Been an interesting day one way or another.........suffice to say it was variable  However, some good friends arrived too. They  were impressed with scent of heliotrope....then I got carried away.  Try the lemon verbena, the pineapple sage, then the liquorice of an agastache  and then my socks...er, no not my socks

Cornwall is getting very full now with visitors from England and even beyond   

 

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:20

Enjoy your shopping charleyD 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:17

My thinking too Steve.   The world is a scary place right now, so many leaders and would be leaders flexing their muscles itching to fight.  

Gap in my clay border

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:55

Morning Charlie

Heleniums do not like dry soil.  They enjoy wet soils.  However, I would incorporate some grit in the mixture locally.

Aconitums.....different vsrieties.  I have one in flower now and another that flowers later.  

Acteas.....your soil should be ideal.

Anything you plant should be helped by adding grit as said before......plenty for frikartii Monch which is worth trying.  It will flower forever .

Hackonechloa will certainly love your heavy wet soil....ok, a grass amd deciduous but womderful from spring to autumn

Agree with Beaus Mum about astrantias too.  Some very nice varieties....I grow a tall white, jewel like, one called jumble hole but dark red, pink, white and even a beautiful foliage variety Sunningdale Variegated.

If you're growing penstemons there all the above should do be fine too

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