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.of hellebores but when these are over that summer picture emerges, with the addition of a few tender perennials. Although maybe costing little more, it's best to plant a few quality plants than a load of cheap space fillers..viz., If there's a plant you want
with lots of different things.People who garden are good people I like to grow individual plants to their best and not overrun by their neighbours. Tender perennials like aeoniiums, salvia patens, choc cosmos, pennisetum rubrum, etc., hellebores, echinaceas
were! Propagate wilmottianum in spring by pulling off basal growths. Works for me. Griffithi is better....glossier leaves but prob more tender. A penstemon, is it Joyce grenfell? Has wonderful true blue flowers too. Flosilverfairy, blue flax
week or two the perennials have covered the evidence and all is well-the foliage of the larger things-narcissus, hybrid tulips- never seems to go away-in midsummer there the wretched evidence is for all to see -usually right in the middle of something
the winter garden. I wonder if it will flower next May? @BuzzLightYear They could indeed, yes. Any new growth, as well as flowers, leaves and buds could suffer frost damage, if tender. But the plants won't die. You may need to cut back damaged growth
to see a garden that contrasts the English country garden in rooms style with the modern, visit Kiftsgate Manor Gardens where one of the rooms in the top garden has been re-designed in ultra-modern style. No perennial borders in this one. I wil try
such an idea Jo. I have a cloche type greenhouse it's about 1mx1mx1m I used it for broad beans last year. I could make that up and use it inside the greenhouse. It would work I think Also we cluster outdoor/perennials together near the house wall, beneath
It has been a stormy day here in the South East of England. I have not been able to do any gardening but I have had a gardening success story. I gave away some of my seeds to a women on freecycle, hopefully one more person converted to the joy of gardening. Couldn't garden if I w...
Here goes the full on month of June Some more photos, hope you don't get bored and just to show the massive gaps... An Invitation to View Junw 2012. Ok,so here is the garden this morning. I could go through and put names on the plan...
After yesterday's fine day it is a wet morning in Southampton -but not cold-not going out . April showers bring May flowers, all I got was thunder and lightning. Such a contrast from yesterday. Morning Everyone, A night of really heavy rain and more ditches flooding. Very dark, ...