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Evergreen Shrubs?

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:41

Hebe salicifolia. ,lovely evergreen foliage with white, pink or blue summer flowers.  Pittosporums.....garnetti is variegated with cream,touches of pink on an attractive light greeny/ grey looking fast growing shrub.  Has scented spring flowers too.  Choisya is evergreen, bay scented foliage, mound forming and exquisite smelling (orange/vanilla)flowers in spring and early summer.  Ome of my favourite plants looking good all year round

Advice on planting out please!

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:33

Yes then plant out,those hellebores..  Make sure you get some good stuff in the hole too

Lawn Grubs

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:32

Think dove may be right cos I can't think of any black slug like pests.  The explanation that the flooding has brought them to the surface also makes sense to me.  

advice on pruning

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:29

Jesse, is it dry there where honeysuckles are?  It looks like it.  Could be why they are not flowering.  A feed, watering and good mulch will help that.  It's getting bit late to prune if you're in a cold spot.....thinkIng of cold I would prune back quite nit said, cut one or two stems right down to the base and the rest by half in early spring.

Moving the gravel,back for bulbs isn't hard Jesse.  Use your hands to pull back the gravel and plant your bulbs making sure the earth doesn't mix with your gravel.  Then,,when earth is back filled return your gravel.    I wouldn't plant right up to your honeysuckle though ...leave 30 cm or so

redesigning my tiny bland front garden

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:18

Am I the only one irritated by the planting of balls, etc.?   It is sooooooo boring.  It's becoming like decking was a few years ago.

A row of lavendar along your pathway Jessie would look good and smell good.  If you want shrubs along this edge why not mix them?  Euonymous emerald n gold,dwarf purple berberis, pittosporum Tom thumb, cistena crimson dwarf (as a dwarf shrub or as a standard), dwarf hebes that come in silver/grey, variegated with yellow or those with red new growth, santolinas with feathery, tactile aromatic foliage, etc.?  I think a couple of evergreen dwarf shrubs, a couple of grasses, a phormium, some pinks with their glaucous blue foliage, colourful Heucheras, penstemons, etc.  would be infinitely more attractive and interesting. Alongside a path tall shrubs would not look right there.  If you can incorporate a "smelly" like daphne or sarcoccoca (sweet box) it would be fantastic.

Advice on planting out please!

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:01

No....I would protect all of them inside.  The hellebores?  Are they in small pots too?

Lawn Grubs

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 12:59

New to me Caz.  Are they slugs?

Before I suggest what I might do I  will wait to see what others say these critters could be. ,there are some pretty knowledgeable people on bugs, wildlife, etc. on the forum

Perennials planting time

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:54

Oky doky nut.  Will take my dog first tho

Perennials planting time

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:53

I share nut's sentiments here.  Size of plants and type is can you give more info Supernoodle?.......

Perennials planting time

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:52

I share nuts' sentiments here.  Size of plants and type is can you give more info Supernoodle?.......

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