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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:37

Ok Stacey,

Both are lovely.  Spend as much on the compost for the hole too though to get the very best performance.  Yes....go for it 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:22

Nellie moser for me but you don't like pink do you Stacey?  

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:19

There is a smaller variety of skimmia called Bowles Dwarf, a male.  Another dwarf but female called Godries Dwarf

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:15

Ah!  You don't  really want skimmias much smaller than that Jess. I wonder if there are dwarf varieties of skimmia ....will check them out.  

Pruning Hardy Fushias

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:12

It's difficult isnt it?  Plants comtinue to grow and expand before you know it. Last week a group,of snowdrops that were visible last year are now obscured by an orange geum so I had to move my snowdrop clump to a more prominent spot.  Plants don't understand that they need to,share the spotlight sometimes.  

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:46

Ophiopogon is easy to grow and has charming pinky white flowers too. Mine grow in terracotta pots, next to variegated hostas and elsewhere.  Alongside a maroon red coleus too that I liked but maybe not very subtle 

Higgy I too grow some rudbekias next to aster frikartii monch and leucanthemum broadway lights .....a creamy flowered sort......thrown into the mix.  Also heleniums as a backcloth.  Nice combinations you have there.  

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:37

Yes get,it in there Jess.  You know you can prune skimmias?  To keep them compact.  

Pruning Hardy Fushias

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:33

Bilje, 

I prune my hardy fuschias in autumn.  It's a difficult one because I would prefer in a colder area to prune back in a month's time rather than right now.  

Fuschias are tough plants though ....maybe prune back half way or so for,??ou to see your crocus better but then prune again later?  

Fox gloves

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:26

Ashleigh,

Then try one called Black Adder.  It's about 4' tall...maybe taller......with inky blue flowers with black touches.  It's a lovely thing.  It may not flower so.profusely as it would in full sun. In the autumn you can carefully divide it and pot it up....it won't survive the winter in cold areas.  Another variety is Sangria which is taller and has pink flowers.  

Miscanthus variegatus is a tall white and green vsriegated grass that adds height and nice contrast to Black Adder.  You might like to try that 

Re aconitum I have early amd late flowerimg varieties.  One flowers from July for me.  The other in late August.  

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:19

There are hermaphrodite forms of skimmia producing flowers amd berries without other,skimmias and act as pollinators. ,  I grow a Cornish variety called "Redruth".

Cold you grow another variety in a pot?  

In my experience most of,the skimmias dislike too much sun, a soil that's too alkaline and harsh frosts.  So, a neutral soil, some dappled shade and some protection would be good.

Sequestrene may not be necessary.  Try Epsom salts first.  This is very cheap and effective.  

 

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