Woodgreen wonderboy


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Posted: Yesterday at 21:34

Now home after weekend long family wedding, which was great.

Have added some yellow rudbeckias, donated by friend, and have moved some verbena bonariensis from elsewhere in garden, to new grasses bed.... to give a smidgeon of colour. Also working on another border which is being encroached upon  by my woodland border. Some remedial pruning of ornamental shrubs, and clearing of undergrowth. Now starting to look better. Planting up as we go, including splitting a single red hot poker into about 8 plants. Penstemmon to follow. Gradually working through the whole garden, and determined to put it to bed this year.

Looking forward to my little house for my prairie, thanks to Gg.

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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 18:58

Fg nice idea but Gg will have to build it from tiny pallets

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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:47

"Woody's Little Prairie".........

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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:03

Hi, Fg, I love the way the roundabout is looking and now it is raining it is looking very happy. I haven't rated grasses before but I am a convert now. 

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Posted: 19/09/2014 at 09:21

Blimey Verd. Did you paint it the dark? Have you checked the colour now it is light?

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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:22

Glad site was down... I thought it was me and that I would be severed from humanity, well the best part of it anyway, for good. I don't know about losing Scotland, just think if this site disappeared forever. . Double jeopardy.

SGL can I have your leaves for my stump bed please, so much better than mulch of bark.

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Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:29

Hi, have now planted my grasses and Gardengirl will help me with posting a picture later.

I planted Panicum "Warrior" which is tall with green and purple foliage and purple flowers in the centre of the circular bed. Then a circle of Pennisetum "Cassians Choice" which is a bit shorter and with green foliage turning yellow in autumn. The outermost ring is Carex Testacea, recommended by Verd. It is short and green/orange changing colour subtly as the seasons change. I will add Rudbeckias and verbena bonariensis later.

The whole outlook at the front of the house has been transformed from a tired and disjointed bed to something with more style, movement and form, even if I do say so myself .

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Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:21

Off to choose grasses etc for stumps tomorrow, so thanks for all the advice and support. Going to Knoll nursery so will be spoilt for choice. The owner has 10 Chelsea golds for his grasses! 

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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:35

Oops, forgot to thank Verd. for the advice on Testacea. It will definitely feature in my grasses scheme. Lots of tall b******* and testacea as a smaller partner.

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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:33

D'Damsel, those are pictures of my beds earlier this year. When did you sneak in and photograph them?

Seriously it gets to the stage when only a good clear out, saving the best in pots and giving it a good dig over, will do. I have done this to several beds and I now have my new terrace, my stumpery and some new beds/colour schemes. More going on as we speak too. Earlier this year I was a bit down about being overwhelmed, until I decided on drastic measures. Now a happy bunny. 

Weedy bed = ....Freshly dug bed = 

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