Verdun


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Buxus or Taxus?

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 14:49

Flo, I like yew very much.  As long as not in a waterlogged position it will grow well.

I grow a few taxus varieties....tall narrow to mound forming.

my concern though is that 40 cm is very short....taxus will do but what a waste of a plant.  And width? the mounding yews will want a reasonable width.  

have you considered eunymous microphyllus?  Easy, evergreen tiny leaves....a yellow variegated variety and a white one?  Lavendar?   Santolina?  

Why do you want to "frame" your border?  why not just plant a variety of interesting edging plants?  Sometimes a hedge this small can look too comtrived....???

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 14:36

Interesting lysimachia Marion.  I guess it spreads a bit? Got one or two hellebores out too 

winter?  What winter? 

tastiest cherry tomatoes to grow recommendations?

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 14:33

Yoweeyahoo....like it!......I tried sungold....too sweet....and sweet million but the best and most reliable for me is Gardeners Delight.  Sharp when orange and sweet when red.  They seem pretty resistant too to many diseases.  

Please Help to Identify Plant

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:45

The only issue I have with alstromerias is that they go dormant in mid summer creating a bare patch.  The solution is to plant behind other late flowering perennials 

Talkback: Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:10

Very enjoyable and imformative thread. I know Rosewarne very well Ian. 

Please Help to Identify Plant

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:04

Alstromeria Blossom 

Pruning summer flowering Jasmine

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:03

Reg, because your trellis needs replacing, I would hard prune now.  It will recover....possibly flower next summer but a bit later.

I hard prune now anyway....a lot of things are still flowering but be strong 

Improving Composting for the Elderly

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 11:13

Sorry Dove....don't always read every thread.  all good jokes depend on, er,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,timing 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:47

Wanted to pm you Jo.    Have a great day 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:44

Jo, excellent plants.  

Scabious alba is one I don't have.....have to now 

 

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New plants....Who wants them?

 
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Is this fair?

 
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If.........

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Bargain plants

 
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Exciting........

 
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17 degrees in a couple of days

 
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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

 
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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Well, he won but.....

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Sssssssscared or what?

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What is an all year round garden?

 
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Shakes you...

Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

 
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