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Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 00:19

Edd, half right.  But no Mankini except when I'm working in veg patch 

Green flowers

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 00:09

Had green tulips...hated them.  Green hellebores too but tired of them......however looking into the double dark green ones.  Corsicus is fine as fhe foliage is pale.  Had a greenish echinacea but not a fan.

green flowers?  Like black flowers, I think not.  Black or near black foliage is another matter.....I have numerous from ophiopogon, to black lobelia, to black astilbe, to black dahlia (foliage)  

Librarian's garden, an entirely green garden?  would be soothing. it would need a "cool" setting though.  Away from the summer heat.  It would need a trickle of water too or a quiet pool.  I tried to plant a green  and white garden for someone until she spoiled it by adding pink roses....lost interest then 


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 23:55

Ignore Busy Gertie, you can have my name   I'll be Bertie 

interesting debates going on here.

 Just caught up after a and some ciders.    And a freebie brekkie too tomorrow from a close friend moving to New Zealand in a couple of days.  Oh!  And someone I have had a big disagreement with all summer called with reconciliatory words and a huge tin of biscuits.    

I think I prob share a mixture of Edd's  and Doc's issues...whatever they are and apologies if I've assumed erroneously...  Spur of the moment opinions, mischievous or not, usually the former, to agitate/ whatever acording to my mood.  Don't think it's SAD with me....I can be over the moon then descend to the bottom of the ocean...and vice a second at any time of year.  I have done many things to support people in distress, sort or resolve their issues...either as a volunteer or in normal life.....but never seem to succeed with my own. se la vie!   Depression is never a hop away.   Hmm!  Too many ciders I think 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 19:29

Funny what we say we don't like.  A friend complained how she "hates yellow flowers" but then,,when walking around my garden, wanted cuttings of yellow heleniums,yellow Osteos as well as others.  I reminded her she doesnt like yellow flowers

Pampas Grass

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 18:40

Hee hee hee 

Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 18:37

Leigh, a very disappointing plant.  Over hyped.  A short term perennial at best. Not a patch on the usual foxgloves .

Pampas Grass

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 18:34

Rivetting stuff Fairy.    hey!  I'll 'ave  you no  I no all about kulture. 

Supposed to be cold tonight....down to 11 degrees 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 18:28

Well, interesting thread indeed. 

I LIKE heathers, yellow foliaged spireas, large flat weed free lawns as well as some of the other dislikes mentioned.  I have an area of heathers with glorious all year round foliage and now beginning to flower.  Lovely. 

Shows we are all different ...thank goodness for that too.  

Pampas Grass

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 13:25

Hiya italophile, got rid of mine too 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 13:23

Gertie, i put in a white variety for a friend and it really is superb....well was superb in summer , , growing in shade. flowers will have faded. check out paniculata varieties like Limelight though.  Mine had huge white flowers turning lime all through summer 

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