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Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:11
little-ann wrote (see)

Wintersong i cant find mrs bateman only miss bateman and she is white, i have looked on taylors and the rhs 


Oops, I meant Miss Bateman of course  and I didn't read that it's pinkish, not white.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 18:50

Mrs Bateman has purple stamens and green bars

Help my clem is dying!

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 13:49

Don't throw it away. Just let it be and it will reshoot from beneath the soil either later this year or early next year with more shoots than before

sky high plants

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:43

Soil is definitely a factor, cultivar is also a consideration, some delphiniums are not called dwarf without good reason

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 11:24

That's a beautiful combo Verdun, I'm sold

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 00:10

I've always wanted that plant Matty2 but never found it on foot, perhaps I will look for it online now you have reminded me

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 21:03

P.S Ferns too, amazing colour changes that I just love. I'll shut up now

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 20:58

Personal experience shall rule in this discussion I'm sure, so, whilst being no expert in the field of horticultural wonder, I would like to say that foliage is absolutely my main ingredient in designing my garden and choosing plant combinations. This is just my absolutely favourite subject Verdun!

I adore any foliage that changes colour through the seasons so photinias, Spiraeas, Acers (obviously) Pieris, Huecheras, Virginia creeper, Elders...and don't forget the bark and stalks, my Eucalyptus has amazing peeling bark in spring/summer, especially when it rains...gosh the list is endless really, and so exciting!

I try to place changeable plants near each other so I balance out rusts and oranges with the cooler tones of those plants I discover that have a fresh blue or grey foliage such as pinks in spring/summer and my Euphorbia in autumn.


I'm still building this border and the photo is two years old now so this year's autumn colour will be especially exciting for me with the additions I've made since.

Sedums for one which have amazing foliage changing qualities, not just the flower heads. 

Hebe Red Edge changes foliage nearly all the seasons from deep mauve in winter, through pinky red to grey in autumn, so I've planted it near a rose that greens up brightly in spring with those red tinted new tips that harmonize really well.

Other plants I'm still experimenting with but even the hated Crocosmia has a glorious autumn death worth planting near some small leaved bluish hebes or other evergreens perhaps, then there's the blue stalks of eryngiums besides the flowers...

I could go on and on, but I'm really keen to read what others have to say..I may be stealing ideas


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 17:30

Is it still morning?


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:44

Great stuff, especially love GG's yellow rose. What a winner

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