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Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 00:01

Soft Caress has been on my radar for some time.  However, it seems vulnerable to pest amd disease whenever I have checked it out. Anyone successfully growing this variety?

Bargain Dahlias

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:56

I would pot up those little tubers ASAP and I do this initially in dry compost.  If tubers have badly shrivelled I moisten them a little overnight indoors before potting   up.  They are then ready for take off in early spring 

snowdrops

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:37

It's got to be glyphosate for me too. Only when the snowdrops have completed disappeared.  

Rock Garden

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:33

I had a scree once with lots of little gems. Loved it but it was early days and I hadn't appreciated the need for dryness over the winter.

I will again put in a scree and again with cushion, small even tiny plants and covered in winter.   Visited a guy few years back who had 3 greenhouses ESP for alpines.  Will see him again when I decide to do,this.  Very inspirational. Will get it right this time 

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:27

I arranged that sunny day just for you landgirl.   ,I,have friend's in high places 

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:22

Julie, Julie, Julie.    It's doing what it's supposed to do.  It will lose its leaves now.  The flowers appear on bare wood.  Perhaps not this year.....maybe....but certainly next year.  Lovely shrub 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:20

Sorry about your news fidget.  Everyone here is thinking of you.  

What a cad I am!  Cadged a free meal today....again.  And I went back for more.  I'm ashamed of myself............(not really!  It was delicious ). Hee hee hee

Been a very pleasant day and tomorrow is supposed to be even better 

 

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:03

Well, I agree with the guy who suggested a holly.  Ahem!  

2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:01

Hello Marion

Congratulations on your 50 years.  I am looking forward  to this thread and your pictures......and some inspiration 

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:55

Ooo. LandGirl.  Some nice stuff there.  Classy....hellebores!    You will love those. I enjoy every one of mine and I have in excess of 30, 40 ?  I have a double white in front of Cornus aurea right now......white flowers in front of red stems.  What better in winter? Nice red or purple astilbes too, maybe?  I found my yellow stemmed Cornus far more vigorous than the red varieties so it has more room

Getting more plants myself next week.......ain't it exciting ? 

(think you will find heathers will be put on display in couple of weeks or so)

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