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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:23


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:23


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:22


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 11:21

few pictures of some of my heleni


ums...cheapo camera on new phone so..........


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 22:05

Just watched GW of my favourites was featured, viz., heleniums. Got several varieties and they have been sensational this year.  However, I am tempted to plant just a couple more.......somewhere 

Anyone else,persuaded to grow  them?

Help, I think I've killed a Ceanothus (Silver Surprise) !!!!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:25

I suggest leaving it until next spring now, let it send out shoots then and re-assess

what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:21

Bel, you may have a dead earwig but it's not the cause of your nibbles on geraniums, methinks 


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:17

Got to talk to docs at hospital about my mum's medication.   finally they will re-assess them.  Surprised at the lack of awareness from one of the nurses in charge though.  She clearly thinks she knows  best ....but she doesn't 

Been dry and pretty warm today. 


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 10:42

Just bear in mind, too much shade and you lose the variegation.

However, miscanthus variegatus is a delightful grass that has bright white and green variegation and will light up a darkish spot from May until autumn    Still on the grass theme arrhenatherum bulbosum is very white and bright during winter and spring.  Only a couple of feet high but a star at this time.  

White Arum shade and brighten any dark area in spring. 

Heuchera snowstorm ...white grey foliage......yellow Heucheras, etc all worth considering

Soil type?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:42

Jordan how does the soil feel?  Does a fistful hold together ?  Does it feel sandy or clay,like?  Does it drain quickly or does it hold water?  

A ph test is important, as already said.  It will tell you what you can and cannot grow.  

What would you like to grow there?  Veg?  

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