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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 08:42

MornImg everyone

Nice here but showers expected.  Everything has grown because of the rain.....gaps filled in and all looks clean and fresh.

Sorry punkdoc about the flooding.  We had lots of winter flooding in Cornwall and it is so demoralising isn't it?  Hoping things improve quickly ......it's still warm so prob will dry up rapidly.

 

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:40

Mrs garden, yes the miscanthus are tall grasses.  Zebrinus has gold horizontal bands across the entire length of the leaves.  Gold Bar is more compact version of it. Variegatus is lovely.....green n white leaves but with the overall impact of white.  Clean  lines and slightly arching at top....like a fountain. Maybe post a pic but don't want to hog photo lists.  Miscanthus have beige to pink flowers from end of August to autumn that fade but hold until removed in spring.  The grasses would provide shimmering movement to an otherwise static corner.....

Just a comment....peony needs sun to flower properly so....does it flower there?  If so, you have enough light there.  Not sure your peony would enjoy being moved either

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:28

Yes, I do.  Loved it.  

cornus dogwood

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:27

Prune hard back every year in late spring...go for aurea or elegantissima.   you get those red stems and either yellow leaves r green n white leaves in the growing season.  I have grown them in pots very effectively

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:57

Noooooooooooo please dont.  Not again.  Anyway, we Cornish have our own magic down here

cornus dogwood

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:54

Yes, for sure you can.  But I would use a John innes compost with a handful or two of dried manure mixed in....needs plenty of moisture

What can I grow here?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:47

Ligustrum Aureum....golden privet is a lovely shrub that would tolerate that position.  Philadelphus Aureum? 

Phormium yellow wave?  Miscanthus zebrinus or variegatus?  Euphorbia characias too would look good there.

If you could add some goodness to planting hole helleborus Corsicus would fit in.....lime green flowers in spring and grey green evergreen serrated folIage?

If you have a few hours of sun buddleia Harlequin is stunning.  Arum lily if you could add some compost...white flowers in late spring.  

Or, in a nice pot, pieris flaming silver with acorus Ogon around the edge....better still with brunnera hadspen cream with its forget me not blue flowers

 

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:19

Oh,,alrighty then.   

(but I think.....whisper,,whisper.....she will save money and time if she DOESN'T use membrane.  Sorry I know I'm right on this one)

Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:15

Yes, boys love, lads love.  We prob prefer the silver artemisias now.....

But, it's what our parents amd their parents grew.....something nice about that.  Same with the old fashioned pinks and roses.  An idea for another border I think.....plants of,yesteryear.

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 19:14

Weed suppressing membrane has disadvantages.  It's very difficult to move plants that are in the wrong place for a start.  It creates a very sterile soil environment too....what are the birds going to "peck" on, how will those "nasties" in the soil be controlled, etc.  if you want to plant bulbs it's not quite so easy.  For experienced gardeners who are sure what plants they want and know they are in the right place, then ok, put down a membrane.  But, not for me.

Better to plant out and use organic living mulches.  You can change your mind and move plants around, you can tinker with your soil, add fertiliser, plant where you like, enjoy seeing the birds feeding in your soil, etc., etc.,

These membranes are the decking of yesteryear.  They add nothing. They will still have weeds growing albeit annual ones usually.  Dont use them of you want a garden border....ok for a path but that's all

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