Latest posts by Verdun

Recommendation for Lawn Edging

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 23:42

I made concrete edging for many of my beds and around two lawns.  They have mellowed with age, look natural and need no maintenance.  Now and then I have had to extend or change border edges  but easily done

I don't think any of the to buy lawn edgings look good or wear well.  

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 22:29


calamagrostis K. foerster is an easy non invasive grass.   I have it in several positions here .  Yes, it would go well with those plants.  I have one that combines well with  actea Brunette

so then, more of you will grow grasses then?  

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 20:10

Late to the party but no one better nut 

Pieris leaf drop

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 20:07

Judy, it has dried out.  

water it well.   If it recovers then start mulching it 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:58

Cream delight is one I like too.  Have it behind berberis atro pur nana 

don't know black adder.....looks good. must check it out

Last edited: 09 September 2016 20:00:03

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 19:09

Fairy, don't panic but did you remember to bring your broom inside?   wont the rain rust it?

Astilbe shogun has almost black foliage...think one or two bought it when I raved about it earlier in the year.  A completely different...and later flowering....astilbe 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 18:24

Warm and breezy.  Pleasant though 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 18:06

Philippa try tulbaghia with imperata.....I have them together too.   

H. All Gold is in its first year and where it is, in that pot, it has had the strongest of sun.  Needed to test it  first.  I will place it in dappled shade but still in a bright position but expect it to hold its yellow much better in the ground.  not sure to put it with astilbe shogun or with lobelia black truffle m

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:32

Funny, in mid summer when many grasses were at their best, some loved them but some couldn't understand the reason for growing them Busy.  We all see the beauty in different things.  However, you do need to keep grasses reasonably compact by dividing the bigger ones every 3 or 4 years.  Miscanthus will get very big, for example.  

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:14

Think you are right...grow what you know your comditions support.  

Blues shine here.  If its sunny tom I will show E might change your mind.  A similar colour to juvenile eucalyptus gunnii.

have you seen Phormium Dazzler?  Prob the reddest of them all and more compact? 

Last edited: 09 September 2016 17:16:04

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