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uncut, as it looks lovely when frosted. Inspiration for autumn colourCreating an autumn display of dogwoods, snowdrops and lilyturf.Adding autumn colour with skimmia, heuchera and euonymus.Planting up an autumn container with dogwood, fern and skimmia.
the compost surface with small pebbles for a decorative finish.AdamDeadhead the pansies regularly to keep the flowers going through the winter.More winter colour inspirationAdding winter colour with dogwood, fern and skimmia.Creating a winter pot display
the shoots back to a few buds from the base in late-winter.More winter pot projectsAdding winter colour with cineraria, cyclamen and ivy.Creating a winter display of dogwood, fern and skimmia.Potting up a Christmas pot with box, pansies and ivy.
Dividing hostas.Creating a pot display of hostas and ferns.Dealing with slugs on hostas.Protecting hostas from snails.
in the winter to stop the phormium's roots freezing.More container ideas for shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-tolerant begonia and plectranthus in a container.Brightening a shady corner with begonia and pelargonium.Growing shade-loving hostas and ferns.
container display of marginal plants Rachel de Thame's video project on planting up alpines in a potFern and birch containerCreate a bamboo and sedge display
).All these aspects considered, if I was only allowed to grow one hosta then I would have to choose Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'. It has big glaucous blue leaves and a chandelier of white flowers, looks magnificent in a pot and wonderful in a damp corner amongst ferns
to be admired, and I'd grow it for its leaves alone. But at this time of year it adds a new dimension by producing erupting clouds of dainty forget-me-not blue flowers. Gorgeous! My brunnera grows alongside ferns and foxgloves, and my oriental hellebore
, and has cement instead of lime mortar. But growing out from a few cracks near the top run of the brickwork is a wonderful crop of maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes), and hart's-tongue fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium).Hart's-tongue is fairly common
foliage, with cupping of leaves and fern-like growth. There's nothing you can do if your crops are already affected and there's no assurance that affected produce will be safe to eat. However the RHS does point out that, as this weedkiller can be grazed