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Quick growing rhododendron or azalea - is there such a thing?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:08

Rhodos and azaleas grow fairly quickly I think but vary from variety to variety. 

Happy, I wouldn't put them at the back of the border....they usually won't be large for many years. 

I would plant them mid to front. They are easy to transplant later anyway. I know they are expensive but I would choose carefully.....decide on projected protential size, whether ??ou want deciduous or evergreen azaleas, whether you want large or small leaves, whether you want variegation or not.

Not all small plants need to be at the front of a border.  A nice dwarf rhodo mound there looks great alongside typical front-rowers

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:53

Yep, membrane is not the greatest idea in the world for me.

However Tina, if you don't want to plant again there membrane is fine.  I respect busy lizzie's view....and we all think differently.....but I have removed landscape fabric a few times now and it's a messy task and the soil underneath looks awful.  As a matter of absolute truth, the next day a family of worms gathered there to wave banners and cheer me.....until the birds gobbled them up.


....Ill get,my coat

Verbena B

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:44

I love verbena bomariensis and plant quite a bit of it.  It's light, airy and tall from mid summer to autumn.  It's good too when you can pop a few tall grasses in the area.  Yes,Hollie they will self seed in most places.  Grab them,though before winter and pot them up.  That way you can plant them where you want them not where mother nature  decides

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:34

Agree...Maud gets her first first prize.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:31

Evening folks.....even tina...feel I can joke!

Been at foodbank today.  Very very busy.  Think it's important right now

Will cut lawns "dreckly"....Cornish for soon.....and put in couple more plants.  Still some painting to do.  Weather is good albeit bit cooler than it's been lately


planted bamboo in pot but forgot to tease a few roots-should I dig it out?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 12:41

Gardening grandma is right.  Bamboo will be just fine if you leave it alone


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 12:39

Saponaria grows wild on the Towans behind me....looks lovely and natural.  People dig it up, and the wild orchids growing there and others and transplant to their gardens where they take over.  

Oenothera..evening primrose....mixes naturally with vipers bugloss too making a lovely yellow and blue scene.  Nature does "wild" very well.  We do the cultivated forms very well.  Nice arrangement

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 12:29

Woody has said it very well. And gardening grandma and even

Im glad others like this social part of the forum too


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 08:41

Maybe it's nice to keep both threads going.....opinions?  We don't always have to post on both or either every day.  It means we can spontaneously post when we feel like it. If one thread isn't supported it will die out.  If both survive it means we like both! 

Pale green/ yellow ornamental privet

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 08:37

Morning Ka B

If the roots are seen then pot on.  They are nice if clipped into a mound

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