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Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:51

Dark sort of day .....windy too.....but one of my hackonechloas outside kitchen window is looking superb.  Forming a mound 180 cm across and 60 cm high its movement  in the wind is wonderful.  Rippling with colours of cream, yellow, russet and and foliage moving as one.  Lovely deciduous grass from early spring to late autumn.  If you have never looked at this plant before check it out now.  Gets better with age and size combining height and cascading qualities 

Good plants for pots on decking?

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:41

Phormiums,,mahonia Caress, convolvulous cneorum and C. Maritima, aeoniums, lippia Citriodora, libertias, salvia elegans, camelias, azaleas, dwarf rhododendrons, taxus varieties, prostrate rosemarys, hackochloa, carex comans bronze, dwarf restios, stipa tennuissima, ...........lots BRISTOL86 

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:22

That's ME 

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:49

Not if large and grey Tetley 

we await Sooty's sweeping statement on the matter 


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:48

Hello forkers 

dark morning but dry and still pretty warm 

got few chores this morning but a plan to remove a dogwood and use the space for perennials is in process.

hope Abigail isn't too bad for you folks further north 

Camelia Japonica

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 23:03

Cestrum nocturnum maybe?  

Grey curved things

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:51

Chafers or leatherjackets I think.  

Waa this your own compost sooty?  Is it old, last year's, bought compost?   Was it your compost made from some old turf?  

hebe troubles

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:48

Cathy, if you bought these hebes from a well known gc take the sick one back for a replacement.  It will have a growth guarantee. In any case still take it back

could be a myriad ....well, a few ....reasons why your plant is poorly.  When you initially planted your hebes did you soak the rootballs thoroughly?  were the roots tightly packed and did you loosen them?  Is the poorly hebe in, as Tetley suggested, in a wettter spot in the garden?   Is it more windy/draughty in that spot?  

The Supernatural

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 20:57

Looks like Abigail is heading your way Fairy.  Batten down the hatches.  Keep safe up there 


Something like a pittosporum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 18:10

Ok adamadamant.  That's brilliant.  Confettii really is a delightful shrub.  Mine has a blue salvia on one side, a red heuchera on the other and a dwarf orange kniphofia behind it.  Looks good I think 

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