Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:58

Your plant is identical to mine of which I started with a single fan and now have 3 large drifts 

Cold winds may be a factor but on mine last year's leaves blacken with die back at this time of year, it looks serious but the plant is just renewing itself and the new leaves carry the flowering stems 

Not sure if this plant is salt tolerant though 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:04

It's natural die back at this time of year 

Don't plant too deeply in free draining soil and watch for beautiful blue-ish green new shoots 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 07:52

Morning all 

Lazing in bed with achy bones watching Beechgrove on catch-up, well at least the baby doesn't die 

Lunch date with parents today and a trip to a nursery or two woot! Woot! 

I promise to be good 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:41

Planted a hosta in  raised bed, tied climbing rose into arch to stop OH complaining about a little scalping every time he walks under it, got the folding ladder out to spray foliage for blackspot  (if I die of chemical consumption, I leave all my worldly possessions to the dog ) then had to rearrange shed to get the ladder back in 

Tomorrow I'm out to lunch with parents and a visit to GC woot 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:36

Some Clematis and climbing roses will tolerate a north wall although the latter still require some sun, perhaps not the hottest part of the day but it does depend on type of shade

climbing hydrangea is great in dense shade but it's beefy when it settles in

Can't go wrong with ferns for most soils, hostas,  especially blue ones but they are hungry fellas , euphorbia for all heights and sizes and also hercheras give amazing colour 

Many woodland plants and bulbs if the seasonal changes are what blocks light 

I'm no expert but the above has worked for me 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:34

Separate postings because the photos never go in sequence

Anyhow, can't resist a before and after set


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:33



Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:32



oooh oooh oooh, did someone mention before and after photos?



Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:27

It's a dream location for most of us


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 08:54

Gorgeous garden Hosta and what a view!

You lucky lucky thing, can't wait to see lots of border pics and aspects throughout the summer.

Well done to your OH and yourself ofc

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