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New name wanted

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 09:10

Think I'll change my name.  I feel so inferior to all these clever handles.  Want something amusing, agitating and "clever".........

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 09:04

Chicky.....why do these plants change their names so often?  Pretty clever these plants arent they?  But, we humans can't keep up!

cornus dogwood

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 09:00

Mrs garden, I did consider suggesting a dogwood for your corner spot.  It's the moisture though.......as long as it doesn't dry out too much. 

Cnrissie, Chrissie, chrissie......."not exciting for most of the year"?  Cornus aurea is a wonderful yellow mound now in my garden....can see it here as I sit in my kitchen typing this....and next to a brown leaved actea brunette it looks superb.  And those red stems from October to spring?   Fantastic value. Cornus Elegantissima is growing behind berberis atropurpurea nana elsewhere......Green and white attractive leaves behind purple ?   These are both great shrubs to grow.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 08:52

Oh, at a local nursery yesterday, hints were dropped about me helping out there a little.  The owner has just one part timer on sat morn .......wouldn't mind but sometimes time is short.  Could stamp my "authority" maybe???  I have ideas of what she could add to her stock that would sell well.  ....prob put her out of business though!

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

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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