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Ideas for below lollipop privet

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:43

Yep, was my first choice too Beaus Mum.  

Flowers for ages and gives a nice summer hazey cloud of blue.  Campanula would be flat Pheo.  Some movement with the nepeta 

So pleased

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:37

Lovely arent they Hollie?  

At least one patrols my garden too

once held up traffic on a busy road to pick up a hedgehog in the middle of the road.  Took him to the hedge and watched him scuttle off.  .......often wondered if I took him to the side he wanted to go to though 


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:21

Well, I tidied up my stainless steel monkshood earlier and I'm perfectly fiiiiiiiii..............................................................

Ideas for below lollipop privet

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:18

A nice spreading vwriety is Birch Hybrid Pheo. ,lovely velvety blue flowers all summer long.  adaptable too to most aituations.  For me it is evergreen.


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:13

Perhaps busy.....but oooooo uses just one finger 

its not rain folks....its warmth and humidity. ,just forewarning cos blight can be devastating and so quickly.


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:09

They're fine Yvie....those cannas

they need regular moisture now and feeding if you want to keep them in those pots.  

They will get very tall.....can you plunge those pots in the ground to give extra stability?

My own are similar, perhaps a little bigger and slightly ahead with the beginnings of flower stems on some of them. prob at same stage as Hosta's.  

However those in the ground are much group is at least 7' across...... Hopefully to produce plenty of spikes soon.  

Fruit trees near conifers

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 19:37

Dont grow leylandii Artemis.  The usual guide is that the roots grow further than the tops.

prob worth digging a piece of trench and see if there are any roots there. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

how close do you intend your planting?


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 19:34

I resemble that remark Tetley 

sure your wallflowers will be fantastic Hollie 

Fruit trees near conifers

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 18:36

Should be ok Artemis.

make sure leylandii roots arent trespassing onto orchard area.  Dig in compost

make sure ground doesnt dry out for first couple of years and apply mulches

Carrot query

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 18:18

no hairy carrots on my plate Lyn.deliciously sweet too 

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