Latest posts by Yviestevie

Planting under row of conifers

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 18:12

I have lots growing under conifers. Here is a photo.  I have a seeper hose that I switch on for an hour a night in the summer. The conifers are east facing, very large and quite old.  I mulch with pre packed farmyard manure each spring.

I grow the following directly under the conifers.

Vinca (Periwinkle)


Rose (Rosy Cushion)

Spotted Laurel


Solomons Seal

There is a Clematis Montana Rubens growing through one conifer and a pink jasmine growing through another (the jasmine is planted to the side of the conifer not under it)

Orange is the colour

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:37

There are some wonderful orange geums but not sure if they are happy in damp soil, you would need to check.  I also have a great gaillardia called Tizzy (photo below).  If you looking for a wonderful orange rose take a look at Lady of Shallot.  Also there are some great Heucheras look at Heucheraholic's website.


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:29

Thanks for this info.  I had one in the garden for a couple of years but I think I have pulled it up by mistake.  I have just bought 3 more so it looks like I will have to be patient (and careful).

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 08:53

PP It's been a bit of a sun and shower summer so far here.  Quite good for the plants, but personally I would prefer a bit more sun and less showers.

Websites/Message Boards You Visit When It's Too Wet For Gardening

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 08:26

I'm with you fidget, only I tend to buy things as well as creating wish lists

I'd add to that list

Harts (Cannas and Lillies)

Plants for Shade

Hoylands (Agapanthus)

Wildgoose Nursery (Violas)

Whetmans (pinks)

Kelways are good for Irises too.


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 08:08

Morning all,  Lovely day here.  Not a good night up early with back, never mind I'm going to try and work it off today in the garden.  Hopefully drugs and a hot shower will mean I can get going and plant a few plants that have been sitting in pots for a while.  I have a couple of difficult spots and so I'm going to have a think about what to do about them while I sit in the sunshine.

Enjoy your walk GWRS.

Hope you feel better soon Pat.

RB that was a bostin Bobhowler, or should I say Bobowler

Glad to see Theresa May has a sense of humour - Boris as Foreign Secretary - hilarious.

Star Jasmine

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:37

Mine is the same Racine, I have cut back some of the non flowering shoots today.  Will wait to see what others say.


Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:33

Hi Fairy,  a Bobhowler is a big moth.  Must be local slang, I wonder if RB recognises the term, she's quite local to me.  

Lovely harebell by the way.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:15

Lovely photos everyone, heres a few from the garden today.

What happened when I was away?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:30

Think leaf miner damage tends to run in lines along the leaves rather than spot holes, but I might be wrong, I quite often am.

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