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Latest posts by Verdun

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:46

Not true Fairy.  I was born in September to prove it 

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:43

DD, no don't think echinops would look good with Amistad.  The former would be swamped physically and outdone colourwise.  Helenium like sahins would look superb  with Amistad though or a red/orange like Hot Lava. Just those for summer...what an impact for months

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:20

Salvia Amistad is a good purple blue option.  One plant now will easily provide cuttings for large flowering plants next summer.  Mine are in  excess of 7' from cuttings last autumn.  You could plant a dozen in that area for colour for months DD


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:46

Never "frost" my cannas.  Dont believe  they need that. They do need some dormancy Hostafan but polytunnel sounds  ok.  Fleece may be wise.  Try to get them growing ASAP in spring

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:39

Fairy.....congratulations on your 80th birthday last week 

Everybody has to post their birthday on this thread don't you know


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:37

Missed your birrhday Fairy

Hope ??ou had a good one

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 15:45

Apart from wind its been glorious here 

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 15:43

Hate contrived borders like quarters segments etc.  a chance to plant up with one or two perennials ?  Bitty colours would look odd in your otherwise large planting I think.  Go for bold 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 13:00

Couldn't resist it beaus mum.....swaying in the wind and the pink flowers ....the colour hasn't come out quite as pink..... in the sun.  Perhaps, as you say,  yours is in too damp a spot because miscanthus should stand up well to wind and rain 

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 12:55

In full sun and good soil?  Salvia Patens will produce glorious blue all summer.  All one colour for impact.  Nepeta flowers all summer too.  Or a bed of Imperata red baron.........bulbs for spring and this grass will gradually turn a brilliant red in midsummer through to autumn.  Another grass, hackonochloa, is a lovely, classy  mound of,yellow turning shades of orange, copper, yellow and red .

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It's my birthday

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