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greenhouse for Aeonium arboreum

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:45

Morning kev

Can  leave aeoniums outside most winters but it's a risk.  Keeping them on the dry side in a cold greenhouse is fine.  Ventilation is always important in gh during mild spells.  Fleece if you get a very cold snap though.  However keep fleece dry ...you suggest gaps in the GH that might let in rain?   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:39

Morning everyone.

After a stormy night it's now suddenly looking good......as though somebody's flicked a switch.  Quick look around the garden but no sign of any damage ....perennials still standing 

Not a wormery fan.......normal compost bins for me 

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:52

Yes, digging and heavy work is defo good winter  activity.

More heleniums......got some new ones but dividing too ......and salvias uliginosa,,leucamthemum and Amistad will be grown as groups next year.  Maybe to add a Molina or two and possibly another canna.  And look for a space for a good white hydrangea.  Getting rid of a couple of shrubs ...a tatty spirea for one but also one or two that don't excite me any more ......ruthless me 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:42

Sometimes MrsGarden spontaneity is better than overly planned.  Sure your plamts will look womderful.   (steak,n chips ?   You know you are my favourite )

Been a reasonable day today but getting windy now ......darn that pasta!.......and feeling cooler. 

Got a few more heleniums but they will be planted in spring now. If they are half as good  next year as this I will be delighted   

Which type of Bamboo to plant?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:30

You are naughty Supernoodle but I like you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 08:43

Morning KEF

good to see you back 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 08:42

Stacey, initially so pleased to see you posting but now gutted  about your illness returning.  Feel like I know you ...as is the way on the forum I guess.......so suddenly sad now.

You sound "feisty" as you  say so another battle to win.  Hopefully the support from all of us here will help further energise your determination to beat your illness.  Come the spring both you and your garden will be just fine 

echinacea

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:19

That's hardy Allotmentmad.  I wouldn't worry too much about it over winter unless it's in a wet spot. 

Ive had great success in dividing echinaceas but would wait now until spring.  would not plant out echinaceas now though. 

Fluffy, is it white,swan?  Thats hardy too .  

My border

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:13

Nicely thought out chrissy

What to put where

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:10

With all of those ??ou can ring the changes  anyway .  What you don't like next spring ??ou can move again.

I would  be inclined to place them out on the ground and imagine how they would be but I would not  have an  ."intended design" with any of those plants/bulbs.  You won't know the colours of sweet Williams and polyanthus anyway so colour planning will not work too well.  I would plant with a view to dazzle in spring....sheer colour wherever.  

However,,beware those English bluebells ......they are invasive and infiltrate into  other plants so I would plant these in isolation.  For me, they are not suitable for small borders or most gardens for that reason.  

 

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