Verdun


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Winca - how can i get rid of it?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 20:07

They will struggle too if soil is at all dry

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 20:05

The curves will prob come Lyn.....we all eventually succomb to curves don't we? 

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 20:04

White or red for sure 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 20:03

Talking about biscuits, a visitor today ate all the chocolate ones in a tin of assorted biscuits.  never have I taken such a dramatic dislike of someone I previously liked.  I repeat....ALL THE CHOCOLATE ONES.    Hope she was sick 

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:24

It is impossible to accurately identify  which currants these are until they start setting fruit.  white currants, red currants??? 

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:19

Just a point Busy...veronicastrums is one group of tall perennials that sit happily in the middle strata.  not quite as see through as bonariensis but similar. another factor is the foliage.....veronicastrums have an architectural effect ......that would soften the intense  summer colours Perki has selected. 

dwarf fruit tres

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:12

Exactly that Aster. be strong.  Be semsible 

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:06

Newcastle, yep those smails will do just that....viz., return to their feeding ground.

i have cut all the leaves off my hellebores now.........mulching right away helps control any black spot spores.  Be careful though....i know someone who cut all the "leaves" off.....she had cut off the emerging flower buds. 

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 13:12

Always tinkering with planting associations.  Acting on impulse despite my logical little voice in my head telling me not to.  And buying plants even tho I don't know then where to put them. (They always find their "perfect" spot eventually though)

these are a few of my fsvourite vices 

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 12:34

Perki, some excellent plants there.  

Lots of blues.....monch, veronica and salvia together?  I like blues but prefer to keep them well apart.  A "better" blue can often subdue another as whites can.  

Astrantias and astilbes not fancied?  maybe a dwarf coloured foliage grass or two?  A dwarf kniphofia to add more linear features?  actea brunette to "balance" diablo?  No evergreens Perki?  You have a lot of summer colour there but little at other times.  A couple of hellebores ..evergreen and winter colour.  Some "mounds" too.....dwarf hebes, abelia confettii, berberis atro nana, etc?  Some height too...veronicastrums would look good there.

what are you actually looking for Perki?

i disagree strongly about the hype for planting in threes, etc.  All perennials grow so quickly and within a year or two they have enough impact as individuals....you have the option of dividing those you esp like anyway.  For example, rudbeckias spread well.  

you have, as I said, some lovely plants there though Perki 

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