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Started by Ferris, April 05, 2021, 02:26:54 AM
Quote from: bgmnts on April 05, 2021, 02:30:44 AMCurrently have two Basil plants and 6 Rosemary plants growing and they're getting a decent amount of sun for spring in wales but I'll see where it goes.
Quote from: Buelligan on April 05, 2021, 06:36:01 AMlearn about weeds - check out perennial weeds, there are weeds out there that, if you leave the smallest bit of root in your soil will come right back and multiply. So do research.
Quote from: IsavedLatin on April 05, 2021, 12:45:55 PMI have been keeping a beady eye on other people's gardens in the surrounding area and very much want to copy a cheerful display of euphorbia and agapanthus that seems to do well in the soil round here, but it's proving an absolute bitch to find euphorbia in stock anywhere. (If anyone has ideas for a quickly-establishing shrub that will give a bit of structure to a sunny spot, and work well with agapanthus, I'm all ears.)
Quote from: DolphinFace on April 05, 2021, 01:00:18 PMThe nursery I go to grows a lot of their own things. The gardener there said, because the weather has been colder this year than last, everything is it bit delayed. You might be surprised by how much more is available week by week. I got a euphorbia the other day.
Quote from: Buelligan on April 05, 2021, 04:57:11 PMOn your shrub for agapanthus ISLatin, I'm thinking you've got a hot, sunny, well drained spot if the agapanthus is doing well there, I'd think about something that'll give structure in winter, even when the agapanthus is doing nowt, so you could consider a rosemary - very boring but it continues the herb thing with the lavender, will like those same conditions, won't go out of control, will have leaves in winter, is bomb proof (almost), easy to obtain and blueish, so will sit easily alongside pink roses and your other blue plants. Or you could think about Ceratostigma willmottianum, nice easy small shrub, rich green leaves turn bright red in autumn, late summer lots of really vivid cobalt blue flowers. Or how about some globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus), heroic tall silver green grey foliage and stems topped with those edible thistle heads - if you leave them, rather than eating them, they'll open to amazing vibrant velvety purple-blue tassels, easy as pie. Or if you like the idea of thistles, try Onopordum acanthium very tall with furry white leaves and purple flowers, plant some Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum, fabulous thisly things with dark plummish flowers, mix with some opium poppies (easy and quick from seed if you start this month) - Papaver somniferum, Lauren's Grape - would go beautifully with those and agapanthus, maybe some Verbena bonariensis and a few grasses. Beautiful.
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