Verdun


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Drought tolerant

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:29

Bronze baby is a dimnutive form Fairy ...in theory!  


Most phormiums I see have left to get tatty and old and lose their wonderful colour then their owners discard them.  Divided every third year or so and they are superb 

Drought tolerant

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 22:32

Phormiums do get large......so go for baby bronze a little neat beauty.  Santolinas will be very happy there too....silver grey evergreen aromatic domes.


But........ Coleonema Sunset Gold....sometimes called Diosma is my firm recommendation though. A cracking hardy evergreen,,very tactile lemony foliage that undulates in the wind like gentle waves in a pond.  To add to it, it has pinky white flowers in spring and early summer.  Slow growing but can be trimmed.  More wide than tall.....prob 60 cm x 90 wide.  Once established it is very drought resistant .  Like a taller, softer heather.  Check it out tapestry 

Recommend a grass feed?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:58

Erica, my advice is leave it now.


let the winter takes its toll...always does to an extent....and in spring apply a feed.  Next summer it will be fine


yes, I think you did over feed


i think an autumn feed is vastly over rated. your lawn will still have nutrients left over so don't bother with it.  think about it....what plants do we feed specifically to strengthen roots over wintet?  grass is just thousands of individual plants.  

Last edited: 07 September 2016 21:59:33

Berberis Thunbergii

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:21

Thanks Brickman....nice to have feedback like that 

Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:19

Looking good now giddy 

Weed suppressant fabric and cut flower patch

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:15

Membrane is supposed to be a permanent thing.   It's the very reason why so many people choose it.  On this forum I am  confident enough to say that people here using it do not remove it, turn over the ground and fork in manure.   no, they lay their membrane,,plant through it  and cover with a mulch of gravel or bark,  and that is it.


soil needs air and sunlight to be healthy 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:28

Zenjeff, got black truffle....better than Queen Vic. 


We seem to share a fondness for purple/dark foliage in plants 


you may like astilbe Shogun.....would love your moist conditions 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:07

Yes love it zenjeff


think I pushed it too soon in late winter.  It should do well down here so I will try again.


didn't consider planting it out?  Mind you, looks good in that container 

Where are they coming from?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:32

Daisy, daisy give me your answer do 


mystery solved. 


.......can't recommend the Secret G C highly enough.  

Weed suppressant fabric and cut flower patch

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 14:27

My "environmental" reasons are these kate:


the soil under the membrane becomes stale, inaccessible to birds, and devoid of air and sunlight. .  There is no working with nature, is there?  


You asked for "suggestions".  I took the time and trouble to do just that.  Sorry my reply was not to your liking.  Someone else will have a solution you prefer 


Not aware you meant to remove "an entire lawn" Kate.  You only referred to an " incredibly weedy walled veggie garden"


I mentioned glyphosate specifically as a "one off"  solution because there is "no way (you) could hand- weed the beds......."   Glyphosate  can be environentally friendly for sure....here I used it for a couple of years to eradicate bindweed, nettles and oxallis.  Now I rarely use it as these weeds are long gone.  Had I used a membrane it would still be in place.......

Last edited: 07 September 2016 14:28:55

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