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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:43
No busy lizzie, that's fine. It's good to be able to refer to it now on a thread where we can all understand each other a bit more.
I feel the forum has become a much nicer and friendlier forum over the past week or so...nice to be a part of it

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:38
Helianthemums, Arabis, alyssums, and aubretias as well as osteospermums are all colourful evergreen groundover for me. In dry warm conditions they are excellent as well as thymes

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:32
Well, Bev, , we know bit more about're a teacher of mathematics with a fixation on the number 7 ! I also know you are female when before I thought Bev was a bloke.
Is your garden thinking influenced by numbers? Maybe planting in threes....prob sevens?? I suspect though yours is prob an organised one

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:17
Bergenia is lovely evergreen. Large leaves ...some have red colouring....and rich pink or red flowers. Spreads to form mounds. Can look very attractive. Many campanulas are evergreen but can be bit invasive.
Consider too liriope ..I grow it in partial shade and it inhibits weeds plus produces bright purple blue spikes in autumn. Nice contrast with bergenias


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:05
Astilbes or astrantias, primulas,, arum lilies, acorus, and a lovely grass called hackanochloa would grow there I think. Tina. Some ferns do like lot of moisture.


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:31
Tina, you seem to have right idea. Sounds like a fern will suit there?


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 20:03
Tina, it sounds like a promising project. What plants would you like there? Wait a while longer and your heavy soil will be easier to work. How bg is it? You can still plan it, still imagine it and still get ideas. I have a feeling you will achieve something quite impressive there. Clay soil can be the best if you choose plants suitable for it. When you look out from your French windows imagine what it can and will be. And, longer evenings from this weekend


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:53
Jad1. Another Cornish member, welcome.
Good luck with your seed sowing...share your itchy fingers!
Never grown garlic so cannot advise but sure someone will

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:45
Busy lizzie, yes I was Christopher.
I didn't really cause an upset seems the troll causing trouble recently did the same to me last year. He used a similar name to mine and I had to change my name, which proved not too easy to do. It was upsetting, frustrating and difficult. Recently it hapened to someone on this forum and i think i have been able to support him. I had great support from people on this forum who understood what had happened. Then I had no idea what these trolls did, now I'm wiser.
Anyway, busy lizzie, nice to know you

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:23
Figrat..I am slow on the uptake sometimes. That's why this thread is useful me I have an idea of the people behind the names.
Love those dogs gardening grandma

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