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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:58

Shame I can't see many of those pictures at the moment.  Forum bit temperamental 

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:56

Love seeing the  sea too.  Five mins and I can.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:49

Hello forkers

Been sunny and dry...little windy but that's another story!  

Which varieties of heuchera Bob?  I think hyacinths are my favourite spring bulb because of their fragrance.  

Still planting up a new border.  New last winter but now with large conifer gone it has made for an exciting project.  Often I dig up clumps of hosta around now and plant large Pulmonaria or similar in their place.  The hostas  remain with good rootball wrapped in bin bag to replant next spring. It means I will have something to look at instead of a bare (hosta) space. For me, Pulmonarias are evergreen and flower very early.  The new bed has added heleniums, dicentras alba and king of Hearts, anemone wild swan, geum totally Tangerine, Heucheras Marmalade and others, and with two new hellebores planted earlier this year, grasses, some  large stocks and wallflowers already planted which will make way for my tender agastaches in spring.  Astrantias, astilbes, geraniums, etc plus a smattering of bulbs keeps me focused this winter.  

My niece has told me who the would be burglar is so I will pay him a visit. (I want to plant a new fruit bed so a 12 stone mixture of blood, bone and various minerals will be just the ticket). .......no, not really folks.  Would  like to though but will call on the police 

 

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 16:12

Hmmmm!  It would look nice there but do you think maybe a little bit further back? You could make it the focal point of that order.  

The lavender not what you want now?  Still think a row following that curve would look good.

Hesthers are popular agan now.  Low maintenance, both  winter  and summer flowering.  Some of the Carnea types, those flowering during the winter also have glorious yellow and orange coloured foliage.  

 

plant suggestions

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:25

Then I would look to maritime or coastal plants

It should be mild there too albeit windy.

How about a potted aeonium Schwarzkopf?  Purple black exotic succulent leaves.  In a terracotta pot it would look superb.  For me it's hardy through the winter but you could take it indoors during cold months or fleece it then.

Phormiums too......in a range of colours.  

Rosemary?  Some nice deep blue varieties out there both upright and prostrate

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:12

In a tight narrow border plants often stretch for the light.  Although sunny I have one such and I now grow mounded perennials there.  The tall plants at the back, on the wall, tend to encourage plants  in front to grow away from them. 

What plants did do well there Red Dahlia?  Apart from being pulled to the light you say they grew well...?  

Coincidently, I've just  watched gardeners world....recording ....and Monty has Dryopteris planted in his dry border ........think it was his lime avenue.  Check it out. 

I share Blair's comments about ferns basically....always thought they all needed moist shade but am surprised how adaptable (some) are

plant suggestions

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 12:53

Hey Jude......sorry, could t resist that

Im a Cornishman living in Cornwall although quite a bit further west than tintagel.  And it's a lot milder here too so what would grow here may not grow there.

Do you know what sort of plants she likes?  Does her garden sit high....I.e. is it windy, exposed?  Or is it sheltered?  What plants does she already grow?  I think it may be acid soil there too.

If soil is reasonably moist astrantia ruby wedding or ruby star is a nice choice if you want to give her something directly related to her anniversary.

Can you give any more info?

beginner's advice please

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:52

Hiya Jesse.  I would not worry about the pools of water as they have gone.

Yes I think the lilac,is doing what it shold do at this time of year.

I,don't think the gravel will make much difference to the plants.

Not too sure of indoor daffodils.  Always grown them outdoors but I think they will need good light after a period of shade. how lomg were they in the garage?  You are not over  watering are you?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:44

Superb David.  What variety ?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:37

My niece lives with her partner buf still scary for her. ,think he was bit drunk .

Dove, hope your friend's condition is better than suggested.  I guess taking things day by day is the way......so many problems that people have .

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