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Spacing between these plants

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:48

Bala, what do you actualy like?  What do you wa t from your garden?

I like Baggesons Gold very much ....I keep mine trimmed as a pyramid but lovely all year round colour.

your berberis?  Which one is it?  They are all pretty prickly.  If it is Darwinii it is a superb apring flowered evergreen.

Pieris needs acid you have acid soil?

euonymous is a valuable bright evergreen and skimmia can also light up a shady spot producing white flowers and berries but you meed two of them unless you have an hermaphrodite form.

there are better cornus than yours...go for the red stemmed ones instead.

If you can plant some elsewhere  look to break the shrubs with perennials.

your hebes? You have a lot of them....remember they will get bigger than you think so prune annually.

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:14

Thanks Richard.  I was taken by Coconut Ice as a foliage plant. Subtle, soft variegation but there is no info anywhere

I inspected the root system and it looks well behaved.  

Your white form sounds attractive Richard.  Your feedback is appreciated 

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 20:46

Well, it seems it stays put .....thanks Dave and Nut 

funny the gc everyone wanted one and here I have had some complimentary remarks today.

Dave, is it the variegated variety your client has Dave?


Yellow leaves on Skimmia

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 18:32


today was supposed to be the cool day of the week with even drizzle forecast. Instead it has been roasting......getting hotter each day now even in Scotland 

couldnt get to the beach cos had to wait in for a replacement windscreen    (Not even my windscreen 

Galega! Villain or welcome guest?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 18:26

Looks good already but Aster Frikartii Monch is now starting to flower to one side, an orange knip on another and Heuchera Black Taffeta on the other.  

Yes,,a sunny border Fairy 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 18:20

I have a catapault to hand aym.....would use it too for sure 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 17:38

How very unsporting of you Fairy 

I like it 

Yellow leaves on Skimmia

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 17:33

The "azalea stuff" will not help if the issue is sun scorch.  The epsom salts application is a cheap tonic rather than any feed.  Extra watering is far better right now. 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 17:26

Lowest of the low Hayleyddgreen. 

I would report it to the will serve notice on the culprits as well as having the situation recorded.   Maybe they will do this to someone else and be caught thus strengthening your own case.

good luck 

Spacing between these plants

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 16:43

Bala, can you take one or two back?  

pruning is different for those shrubs...forsythia, for example, is not pruned like a hedge or you will forfeit the flowers.

shrubs and perennials make a really attractive frontage with lots of interest throughout the year.  

I commend your opposition to concrete.........

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