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Latest posts by Verdun

shady, wet spot plant recommendations needed

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:09

Just about to suggest hackonoechloa too.  I find it very adaptable though growing in dappled shade and in full sun.  Wonderful mounds getting better every year.  Get a blue geranium in with it if not too shady. Great in container too where it excels 

Buying plants on the Web

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 08:16

Ditto Dove 

Shady spot..what to do?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 08:14

Hello Bekkie.  How big is this area?  What would you like there?  sounds like a nice spot for a scented shrub or two....a daphne maybe? , a couple of ferns.  Maybe a geranium Phaem like margaret Wilson at the base

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 07:30

Granma, not an expert at all but it does sound like an allergic reaction.  But doctor is on the case so am sure all will be well.  Try not to worry can you not?.....all the best to your granddaughter 

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 07:26

Morning Bekkie.  I've grown several varieties of ginger and they are hardy here in the far s.w.  And yes, many are scented.  Tropical look too.  However, I've given up on them because they are vigorous plants ........they are good for containers though so I might pinch  back a variety or two I'Ve given away 


Posted: 04/02/2015 at 07:22

Morning everyone 

no frost, no ice that I can see.  Didn't feel as cold last night.  Temps down here about 7 today and sunshine so looking good.  Forecast doesn't look too bad either


Buying plants on the Web

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 23:22

There are loads of excellent suppliers on the web.  Crocus are expensive.  Their varieties are limited.  I buy from many different sources......received plants today from Border Alpines for example.   Excellent service.  £2 each for 9cm pots. mail Order trees provided excellent service again recently providing hydrangeas I could never have gotten locally.  

Horses for courses too.  Ashwoods cannot be beaten for hellebores.  Plants for small gardens are brilliant.  Jacksons nurseries, Cotswold flowers, Paddock Plants are brilliant.  there are helenium specialists providing varieties cheaply, salvia specialists, etc.etc.  you can get any plant you want...why settle for the standard run of the mill varieties when such good plants are out there?  Buy small plants now and they will grow amazingly quickly over the next 3 months.

type in plants you want and suppliers will appear.  Ask us on the forum if these suppliers are good.  

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 21:16

Thanks Runnybeak.   I'd love that 

yviestevie blackbird is good.  It seems darker and more reliably perennial than usual rubra

I've ordered canna tropicana black .......looks excellent as a foliage shrub 


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 19:05

Usually a split stem means its demise.  And burying lavendar shouldn't work theory.   Cuttings for me every time.  I plant to plant another lavendar edge to my veg plot this year from cuttings taken in spring. ,


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:52

Hey!  Lysimachia bougolais have arrived....yippee!  Looking good in 9 cm pots.  Pot on   in a couple of weeks 

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Even you hard hearts......

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