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Help with shaded area

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:35

Hiya Poppy

I would plant hydrangea there.  Test your soil first to see if it's acid or alkaline.  A blue hydrangea if it's acid soil and a red variety if it's alkaline.  

The soil test....PH test....is very important.  Let us know what it is and then we can suggest plamts.

However, perennials like astrantia, astilbe, rudbekia, Heuchera, hellebore, erc etc.  will grow well there giving colour from winter to summer.

Taller shrubs like mahonia, viburnum, even varieties of holly will do well there.  Smaller shrubs like potentilla, daphne, euonymous etc too are worth considering

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:24

Fairy, that cake........wot can I say?  Is it ALL for me?  Not all of it surely?   Ha ha

Good to hear from   Punkdoc. 

Had a visit....and small pressie...today from someone I helped. (listened to mostly) over the Xmas. Huge black cloud over him but now he's good and optimistic.  Great believer in talking....listening....cos everybody gets down or worse..  It's just normal.

Well, my hostas didn't come today after all....Monday though I'm sure    But a good day 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 13:23

Ah!  That's nice David.  Lots of sentiment for Geoff.  Gardeners world has never been the same.  He was so inspirational 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 13:20

Punkdoc....YOU SIMPLY CANNOT GO. 

Your honesty, integrity, frankness and openess is hugely appealing and endearing on the forum.  Clearly everyone is fond of you even though few of is really know one another.

The guy causing the issues also caused the problems a couple of years back....he has  got under the skin of most of us.  He's history.

I enjoy the forum for the fun,escapism, gardening knowledge, friendship and comments.  there is a nice group here I think....you are part of it Punkdoc

You openly talk of your depression....most of us can identify with that too....and to my mind it shows strength.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 09:26

Lily 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 09:25

Pm from Daniel.   He has sorted the WUM.

Oooo, Fairygirl .   Another joke.  Yours are superb ....almost top drawer like mine.  Think we have the same sense of high quality humour 

Just typical!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 08:59

Good morning Mark.  

That cold will go.  We are in for a fantastic summer......spring is looming fast.

I too would go outside a bit.  Colds always seem worse indoors

Hey, Mark, how about planning a planting scheme?  Or the rugby later?  

Get better ASAP 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 08:46

Hello FORKERS.....and friends 

Beautiful sunny morning.  Birds singing. Warm. Dry. Luverly 

No doubt will take advantage of the good weather but prob no gardening.

Cornwall saving the planet..........on the news it seems our indigenous black bee could help defeat the virus/ mite currently decimating the bee population.   We Cornish modestly do our best 

Have good day folks 

Winter interest for rose garden

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 00:37

A beautiful yellow ivy,called Buttercup would look nice there.  It really is a lovely butter yellow.  

Or, how about solanum alba?  Evergreen with white flowers in summer and autumn.  Would set off your roses pretty well I think 

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 00:33

Hiya Mike, yes would like to see photos.

Nice commemtary on your day there. Almost imagine being there. 

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