A few pics from today

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A few pics from today

Post by CW01 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:57 am

After a slow start to the growing season my garden is now catching up, i would say that I'm about two weeks behind compared to last year.Hope you enjoy the pictures
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After almost continuous North/Northeasterly winds some growth at last icon_thumleft
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by The Codfather » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:46 pm

Great......I have just finished my landscaping and planted most of what you have.......so its nice for me to see what mine will hopefully look live in a few years.....

Is that arundo donax or micanthus ?
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by kata » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Its a beautiful garden CW,

The Enstes and Fern look super.

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Re: A few pics from today

Post by Blairs » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:26 pm

Some great ideas in their - need to copy a few.


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Re: A few pics from today

Post by cordyman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:40 pm

whats the plant enveloping the Dicksonia antarctica in first pic?


What is this red hot poker looking thing?

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/d ... &mode=view



and how are the cannas so tall already? most on the forum havn't even got any moving from the ground yet?



Love your use of grasses for height and screening! gives a very established look drunken_smilie1


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Re: A few pics from today

Post by pdid » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:37 pm

Looking good Carl, I'm also looking at the plant in the 1st pic, guessing at green form of persicaria?
cordyman wrote:
What is this red hot poker looking thing?

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/d ... &mode=view
That's a Eremurus or Foxtail lily of some description.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=707


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Re: A few pics from today

Post by flounder » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:40 pm

I was going to say what is that plant in pic 1 foreground, but Cordy beat me to it!
Love the eremurus :wink:
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by dino » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:11 pm

I was also going to ask how the cannas are so established, mine are sooooo slow


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Re: A few pics from today

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:15 pm

Looking remarkably lush after the poor start to the year. How high are the raised beds that's you've created?


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Re: A few pics from today

Post by CW01 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:42 am

Thanks for the replys Coddy the grass at the front is Miscanthus 'Cabaret' and Arundo Donax 'Versicolor' at the back of the boarder.Cordy it's a green form of pericaria unsure of variety it has a pink flower and flowers all summer long one of my favourites.Here's a pic from last year to show plant in flower
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Regarding the poker it's Eremurus again unsure of variety I got it off a Dutch seller at the Suffolk garden show about ten years ago it was sold as 'Cleopatra' but that has an Orange flower so it's not that one,Not so many flower heads this year but still looking good.All the Canna's are this years divisions apart from Taney and Musifolia 'Grande' which were over wintered in the ground for the third year running Grande is well behind compared to previous years and Taney is now taking off.Back in March I moved the greenhouse up the garden to a more sunnier position and this has helped the Canna's get off to a better start cosidering the dull cool weather that March and April gave us. Chris the raised beds are 14 inches at their highest and 12 inches at their lowest a mixture of scaffolding boards and some wood I got from work that they use to clad the standoff's.looking forward to seeing your new garden develop over the coming years.When I plant the Canna's I always dig in obscene amounts of well rotted Horse manure and Chicken pellets this year I have added Fish Blood and Bone into the mix so that may explain the 'Lush' look icon_thumleft
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:59 am

Really nice garden and planting! icon_thumleft
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by JonK » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:11 am

The persicaria is possibly 'Firetail' but I may be wrong as there are several similar. 'Taurus' is another nice form and I think the leaves are better.

Planty of nice lush growth though icon_thumleft
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by Delboy » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:55 pm

Nice garden Carl, some really nice planting.
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Re: A few pics from today

Post by derrick » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:51 pm

Looks great already nice


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Re: A few pics from today

Post by fern Rob » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:14 pm

A great mix of plants.
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