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Posted: 10/04/2013 at 16:19
I love sempervivum...semmapriven......sempermin...
I love houseleeks.
Sempervivens Nursery looks promising Stephen
Hope its what you need

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 16:03
Matty 2. dierama often take while to settle before flowering but! Well worth it
Fairygirl cheerfulness is one of my fav daffs too....scent fills the garden
Dicentra spectabilis alba is now growing for me, emerging beside one of my purple hellebores. Will post pics soon, if that's ok.
Oh, D for dahlia Honka. Check this one out..different and stunning

Something better change [ and it has ]

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 15:50
Hiya punkdoc
I know what you mean about dividing perennials right now and the relief that overwintered stuff has survived
You paint a picture of spring....milder, that bee and robin... As you say "magic"........and temps are rising!

How early can I plant out runner beans?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 13:13
Runners will need to be kept warm for while yet. Figrats suggestion seems best option

Plant advice needed : damp shade

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 13:11
Astrantias often wither away where soil is dry. Don't think damp would have been problem. Sometimes they sulk when planted

Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 13:08
Nice photo Salino
Mellifera has wonderful scent too

Plant advice needed : damp shade

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 11:49
Hi Michelle
Astrantias will love it there. ,from white to pink to red and flower most of the summer. I grow acteas....Usually dark purple or brownish foliage, quite statuesque with scented late summer flowers...and they too will go there.
Astilbes, ferns, certain grasses.
Aconitums have tall normally blue flowers .....and love damp shade.
If you like arum lilies...I do..they would grow there too. White"spathes" / flowers that light up dark,spaces. Large evergreen or semi evergreen ...depending where you live...foliage.
Lots of options

planting with conifers

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:35
Hiya mick
A mixture including ferns, hellebores, Astrantias, liriope etc.
A shrub or two...nice white hydrangea if ground isnt too dry. Is soil impoverished by that conifer hedge? Can you enrich soil?
Sarcoccoca is an evergreen winter fragrant shrub to fit in there too. Or a skimmia if not too exposed.
Wouldn't put more than two shrubs there.
Fill gaps with disease resistant busy lizzies for summer long colour or begonias.

japanese knot weed

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:26
Good to know glyphosate works. There's now a super glyphosate available I notice


Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:18
Morning Brum. Sorry you're bit below par. Spoil yourself and get some plant goodies

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