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Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 21:13

I keep mine to about 70 cm and it's about 8 years old.  In the summer, when flowerimg, it adds another 40 cm or so but then it's trimmed back again.  Heathers not to your liking.?   I grow a mumber of heathers imcludimg one called Foxhollow whichnah s yellow evergreen foliage with new growth of orange??  Catmint is a shorter version of lavender but spreads a bit more.  Did you want something,to,hang over your edges or something to stand proud of them?  

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 21:12

I keep mine to about 70 cm and it's about 8 years old.  In the summer, when flowerimg, it adds another 40 cm or so but then it's trimmed back again.  Heathers not to your liking.?   I grow a mumber of heathers imcludimg one called Foxhollow which nas yellow evergreen foliage with new growth of orange??  Catmint is a shorter version of lavender but spreads a bit more.  Did you want something,to,hang over your edges or something to stand proud of them?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:28

No dove.  You DRINK g & t and EAT porridge.   Dear oh dear! 

Linseed is different from flaxseed grown for fibres

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:24

It's a form of linum Shirley.  I grow linum perenne ....beautiful blue flowering variety .......and linum flavour a yellow one.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:20

Hiya Bob.

Woottens is a favourite of mine.  Always,supply high quality,plants.  They stock Guinevere.....I grow this one.  A lovely white flowered dierama.

Cotswold Garden Flowers is good too and they have quite a range of dieramas.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:37

Is the hardy sort of gerbera?  I can keep mime outdoors ... 3 years now.....but if in doubt pot it up and keep in the GH.  Remove dead flower stems and clean off debris amd water it.  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:58

Shame I can't see many of those pictures at the moment.  Forum bit temperamental 

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:56

Love seeing the  sea too.  Five mins and I can.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:49

Hello forkers

Been sunny and dry...little windy but that's another story!  

Which varieties of heuchera Bob?  I think hyacinths are my favourite spring bulb because of their fragrance.  

Still planting up a new border.  New last winter but now with large conifer gone it has made for an exciting project.  Often I dig up clumps of hosta around now and plant large Pulmonaria or similar in their place.  The hostas  remain with good rootball wrapped in bin bag to replant next spring. It means I will have something to look at instead of a bare (hosta) space. For me, Pulmonarias are evergreen and flower very early.  The new bed has added heleniums, dicentras alba and king of Hearts, anemone wild swan, geum totally Tangerine, Heucheras Marmalade and others, and with two new hellebores planted earlier this year, grasses, some  large stocks and wallflowers already planted which will make way for my tender agastaches in spring.  Astrantias, astilbes, geraniums, etc plus a smattering of bulbs keeps me focused this winter.  

My niece has told me who the would be burglar is so I will pay him a visit. (I want to plant a new fruit bed so a 12 stone mixture of blood, bone and various minerals will be just the ticket). .......no, not really folks.  Would  like to though but will call on the police 

 

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 16:12

Hmmmm!  It would look nice there but do you think maybe a little bit further back? You could make it the focal point of that order.  

The lavender not what you want now?  Still think a row following that curve would look good.

Hesthers are popular agan now.  Low maintenance, both  winter  and summer flowering.  Some of the Carnea types, those flowering during the winter also have glorious yellow and orange coloured foliage.  

 

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