Verdun


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Year round interest in the mixed border for a well drained, windy site.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:15

Post a picture Pamela and say what you think you might like....for example, you don't want to obscure the farm land so how high do you want shrubs to be?  


It seems you want shrubs no higher than 4 or 5'....?  

Planting Alliums

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:11

.....and so are v weedy if a mixed bag was purchased. 


No, not for lawns at all.  


I potted some alliums last weekend......the advantage is you can plant them exactly where you want them...maybe where the gaps are...in spring.  Always pot on bulbs now 

vine weevil grubs

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:07

Had to chuck out a tulip bulb cos it had whiskery things on the bottom....???  


Almost threw out a tomato too cos it had a strange green leafy thing on the top...thought it may have been a  pest of some sort 

Verbena

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 15:52

Toto gold is an annual though 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 14:19

Aym, Will post picture of spigelia when the flowers are complete.  This is the second flowering this year and it has a central boss of yellow on top of those you already see as red.  Flowers form relatively slowly.  A beauty I think. Few more days yet 

Removing berberis and escallonia

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:33

Wot I said treehugger ! 

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:14

Richweb, it'/ a bit like encouraging growth on shrubs, perennials etc.,over winter by over feeding. Too soft growth will be hard hit over winter.   Grow now hard and slowly ....the lush growth is for spring and summer 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:10

Nice bit of singing there Frank 


lovely here too and grass cutting is on my agenda later today.  Am I one of the few to actually enjoy mowing the lawn?  Always a satisfied look back at the newly created stripes 

Looking for ideas

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:06

Sounds like you have thought it out well jaffacakes.......love jaffacakes by the way 


less is more sometimes....you can always add more curves later but take stock as each area is done.  I find I change  things slightly when "building" is under way 

Verbena

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 11:56

You misconstrue GD...get nowhere if you misconstrue 


taller plants do not necessarily succumb to the wind...veronicastrums for example, miscanthus grasses, sanguisorbas etc.  all withstand wind very well.     So don't shun them for being tall 


Andy, yes that will be interesting to see lollipop and Bon growing in similar situation for comparison.   not been convinced by lollipop so far 

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