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10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:31

Ha ha Jo.  You have hydrangea fixed in your head 

they all seem to have heavy timber though.  Having had to prune and tidy petioralis I have an aversion to this family of climbers.  Apart from the flowers these are boring.

I am sure whatever you grow will be fine Jo.  Make a list of pros amd cons and then go for it.  


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 00:05

Rosie, convolvulous cneorum if its sunny there.  Or aeoniums.  Stipa tennuissima would be delightful in it too.



Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 00:01

Maureen, most certainly they will.  Seedlings always...always...grow in the WRONG  places and in this case too near established clumps.  Try to dig them up next year and it will be more difficult.  Plus you can plant them exactly where you want them.  It's what I do Maureen to great effect 

the deep pot thing?  Sure, when you buy established hellebore plants they are in deep pots because they develop deep roots.  However, potting on now...9 cm or slightly larger will suffice.....will be absolutely fine.  My regime is to pot on several times to get a really good plant to put out from at least a one litre size.  Incidentally at this stage john innes compost is best.

they will prob take 3 years to flower Maureen 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 23:51

Ah!  Winter jasmine. an under rated shrub indeed Jo as Mr Bumble beelieves! 

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 22:16

I dig them up with good "rootball" and pot up.  They suffer no root disturbance as they would domif dug up next spring or summer.  Pot on again in mid summer 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 20:02

Inscribed gifts, etc., have always been important to me Denno.  I still have something my dad gave me years ago...he died but his words on my gift are priceless 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:40

Some deciduous though for the excitement new growth about sneaking a witch hazel in there.  I have one full of buds waiting to explode soon.  No evergreen can match those pale yellow "spiders" .  Or a pg hydrangea Jo?  huge white or lime flowers all summer.  

Jo, you could have a riot of colour, shape,,form and scent there .....all fun? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:27

Planted out a few lilies and potted up the rest.  Finished mulching an island bed.  Daffs already several inches tall and recently cut hellebores now pushing up flowerbuds.  looking good and ready for next season 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:06

Denno, how about a stainless steel trowel with his name inscribed on it?

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:04

Esp a blue salicifolia type.  And the yellow spirea....i grow a couple including  Magic a great companion.  nice Marion.  Or check out Abelia Kaleidescope for an evergreen touch of class 

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