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What does everyone think

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 23:56

Good tip 4th panda.

What does everyone think

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 23:07

Yes they will.  The sound of water, ESP, on a hot day is so soothing too

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 22:54

Why rip them out chicky? Leave well alone now

What does everyone think

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 22:48

Nick, some ungracious remarks there, alas.  Get some plants and it will look great.  Post another thread....."what plants can I use in my new rockery?" and we can respond again.  

A cousin of mine made a waterfall some 2 years ago for his dad.  He asked what I thought.  Wasn't as good as yours Nick.  I encouraged him.  We planted the rest of the garden...acers, ferns, variegated periwinkles, some climbers on the fence, etc. etc.  I called there last week after a year or so and the whole garden looks great.  If I said it didn't look good and left it like that his dad's garden would not have been developed.

Full marks for effort Nick.  Full marks for waterfall functioning as it should.  Full marks for imagination.  Full marks for doing something for your parents.  Plants WILL  make  a huge difference

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 22:35


Sedums are easy to propagate.  Edge pot.  Add some perlite......actually I now settle perlite  at base of cuttings....water. Polythene bag.  Inside now. Should root easily.  

Fidget, no I'm not a special case.  I've been fussing about a plant they were supposed to be getting.  I  get better plants on line though and much prefer this ESP in dormant season

Japanese anemone problem

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:50

They are indeed called wind flowers but they prefer dappled shade and some shelter I think. However, they are adaptable plants

Obelixx, I grow the white variety Honorine Jobert.  It's a lovely flower but I think it's the most imvasive variety.  Mine is in a dry spot but sheltered and where it can't invade..  More moisture and it would be better but I won't let it anywhere near my precious borders.  

I suppose an area dedicated to jap anemones....providing good fertile soil, dappled shade and moisture...would look fantastic.  If I did that I would fill it with bulbs...spring and create a long period of colour.  Would ensure though that the anemones could not escape

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:40

Maybe a purple Acer.  An apple tree perhaps on a dwarfing rootstock.  Or a small prunus.....prunus cistena crimson dwarf is a compact purple leaved ornamental plum with beautiful pink/white flowers in spring.  Slow growing.  I have 3 half standards and from early spring to autumn are very attractive

What's wrong with my conifer?

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:35

Sorry, don't think your comifer will recover rwassell.  It's very rare for most conifers to become green again.  Use the autumn to get rid of it and plant something herbaceous there.


Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:31

Not a begonia expert by any means but those plug plants prob will have developed corms I think.  When you dig  them up you will know for sure.  in any case, keep on dry side and frost free.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:24

Fidget, I've done some sedum cuttings polythene bag.9 cm pot and in conservatory behind larger plants....for shade.

Fuschias aren't my fav plant.   Like genii for its yellow foliage and grow some in pots.  They grow,everywhere here....familiarity breeding contempt?  

Rained mid day until late afternoon but then dried up with some sun.  My local GC manager rang me to say he had a couple of nice heleniums I might like so I will take a look tomorrow.  Maybe he's feeling guilty cos he can't get plant I've been after for a while(?)

Every year it's a increasing problem where I will overwinter new plants and tender perennials.  Last year I erected a temporary but small polytunnel to house them.  Got more this year already.....

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