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Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:50

Shhhhhhh!  Beaus did you know?  Thanks and will enjoy the cake 

yesterday and it was great 

Last edited: 08 September 2016 08:51:13

Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:48


when you get your mahonia it will not.....should bare at the base or leggy. I would not plant anything at the base

it is important to prune every year and this keeps it bushy and architectural.  

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:42

I had forgotten this thread.........

if we all did the same,,used same colour paint for example, it would be a boring world.

blue furniture, bluish tiles and I can pick out blue in the wall !  

it will look good whatever colour you choose Gal 

Drought tolerant

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:29

Bronze baby is a dimnutive form Fairy theory!  

Most phormiums I see have left to get tatty and old and lose their wonderful colour then their owners discard them.  Divided every third year or so and they are superb 

Drought tolerant

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 22:32

Phormiums do get go for baby bronze a little neat beauty.  Santolinas will be very happy there too....silver grey evergreen aromatic domes.

But........ Coleonema Sunset Gold....sometimes called Diosma is my firm recommendation though. A cracking hardy evergreen,,very tactile lemony foliage that undulates in the wind like gentle waves in a pond.  To add to it, it has pinky white flowers in spring and early summer.  Slow growing but can be trimmed.  More wide than tall.....prob 60 cm x 90 wide.  Once established it is very drought resistant .  Like a taller, softer heather.  Check it out tapestry 

Recommend a grass feed?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:58

Erica, my advice is leave it now.

let the winter takes its toll...always does to an extent....and in spring apply a feed.  Next summer it will be fine

yes, I think you did over feed

i think an autumn feed is vastly over rated. your lawn will still have nutrients left over so don't bother with it.  think about it....what plants do we feed specifically to strengthen roots over wintet?  grass is just thousands of individual plants.  

Last edited: 07 September 2016 21:59:33

Berberis Thunbergii

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:21

Thanks Brickman....nice to have feedback like that 

Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:19

Looking good now giddy 

Weed suppressant fabric and cut flower patch

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:15

Membrane is supposed to be a permanent thing.   It's the very reason why so many people choose it.  On this forum I am  confident enough to say that people here using it do not remove it, turn over the ground and fork in manure.   no, they lay their membrane,,plant through it  and cover with a mulch of gravel or bark,  and that is it.

soil needs air and sunlight to be healthy 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:28

Zenjeff, got black truffle....better than Queen Vic. 

We seem to share a fondness for purple/dark foliage in plants 

you may like astilbe Shogun.....would love your moist conditions 

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