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Veronicastrums and heleniums

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 21:13
I am growing for,the first time veronicastrum and heleniums. Potted them up into 3 litre pots today for plantIng out in redesigned border Later. The veronicastrums are grown for their spikes in summer....grow tall grasses and other spikey subjects....and wonder what members think of them. Heleniums are a bit of a gamble ....slightly invasive I think and not too convinced about the wisdom of growing them. Do I kindly give them away, if invasive, or do I keep them?

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 21:01
My purple sensation are well behaved....too well behaved. I add to my stock every year.
Dead heading is the answer I think before they set seed
But purple sensation is something I look forward to every year

My Garden in April before the heavy rain

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:30
Nice pics Scotkat.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:00
Nice Andy. Like that


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:56
Got illumination pink early by ordering just after Chelsea show. Got them in August I think and much cheaper than they are now.
They are in 2 litre pots and ready for plantIng out when the ideal spot is sorted.
I have high hopes for them....both for colour and for being truly perennial.
Will keep.dorum posted

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:42
Just stirring the pot Brum.....know you like your acers but I guess you grow them well

Plug Plants

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:39
Hiya Andy.
There have been good and bad reports on parkers and most other suppliers too. My experience is bulbs are good but perennials no.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:35
Evening Brum.
Andy has made me feel lazy....I potted on 6 tomato plants ...he's done sixty, 60! I'll get my coat......

Pieris in shade

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:31
It's lovely plant.
Good plan to keep in pot for a while but take into account it's growing requirements.

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:29
Lovely combination is cotinus royal purple, eucalyptus and sambucus Sutherland gold. All coppiced and all producing wonderful dense colourful leaf colour all summer. Purple, blue amd yellow..all subtle amd all harmonious. Who needs fastidious acers?

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