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plant help

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 08:12

Darren,,if ??ou can dig in some compost, etc consider hellebores. They flower from early in the year to mid spring.

Ok,,not flowerimg, but hackonochloa would look good there I'd not too dry.  It's a,handsome erect then cascading yellow grass with hints of orange and red.

If dogwoods,grow well there the chances are that the soil is reasonably moist...?  

There are lots of plamts I,could suggest but can you say if the soil is good or,poor.  Dry or moist?  

Granular Fertilizer

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:43

Forgot woody........you garden large scale.  Very envious 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:57

Congratulations dove 

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:54

I confess to utter disappointment today.  No cream buns available at the foodbank

Its ok.  I'll be alright.  It will take a while but in the morning I will have forgotten it.........perhaps. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:00

Brilliant Bob.  Like that.  Sure dove will 

Help me tranform my front garden!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 18:58

Clk. thought about lavendar too but even the dwarf varieties would swamp the box I think.  

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 18:55

FJM2,  lyn is on her way. 

Granular Fertilizer

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 18:53

Woody, come the spring come the summer....high nitrogen feed.   Then watch the grass grow.      I get lawn food from Lidl in the spring.  It's cheap and very good.

Help me tranform my front garden!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 18:45

Hello Amanda

Well, you want something evergreen and very low.  

Heucheras are mound forming in foliage colours ranging from purple black to red to orange to yellow.  Ophiopogons are grass like plants, almost black in colour and evergreen. How about winter heathers?  They have flowers in winter and green, yellow or orange foliage.  Grasses like festuca ....blue foliage....uncinia reddish foliage and stipa Tennuissima with lovely summer flowers.  campanula dicksons gold is a yellow evergreen mound with blue flowers in summer.  Scabious like butterfly blue is evergreen with blue flowers all summer.  Thymus silver Posie is a silvery white foliaged thyme with pink,flowers at about 8" high.  You could move some of that gravel   to other side of box edging to mulch your planting. 

How,about a couple of terracotta pots under your bay window and plant Phormiums ....dazzler is a rich maroon red and more compact than most.  I think, since your planting is quite formal, that I would keep to fewer varieties of plants.  The pots would hide the crack on the wall. 

New borders

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 18:26

Ginglygangly

Go on.....get it out.  If its not flowerimg it's just taking up space.  It will,be exciting replanting your border.  I love ripping out those not earning their keep ESP if they take up a lot of room.

Gilly.....just ask your neighbours ...you might be pleasantly surprised by their reaction.

Busy,I,went through a phase when I thought vinca ...ESP Variegata......was great.  Then I realised there was a lot of far better things to plant 

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