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Re: my northwest garden

Post by Libby » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:44 am

at first I thought the dark leaved plant was a heuchera (sp?) but its not. Is it a dahlia if so which one please?
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:39 am

Great garden Rob icon_thumright

I particularly like the shorter round leaved plants, and think some of my planting needs to be reviewed.

Have you got the Xanthosoma violaceum in a pot? If not, the leaf stems seem longer than on my plants.
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:45 pm

the dark leaved plant is a ligularia, the bright yellow flowers will be out soon..

dave the Xanthosoma violaceum was from stapley £5 for both clumps so has been grown in doors i wiil have to stake them to stay up probably.. but for that price whey hey..
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by musabasjoos » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Looking good Rob, I did consider buying those Xanthosoma myself, but was overloaded in the end.

What time did you get the stapeley?
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:32 pm

about 1.45 darrren... some nice plantstill in there prob take daft money for some of the palms.. wanted some of the arundo but looked hard to get out.. will go back before it closes i think..
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by musabasjoos » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:06 pm

bobbyd44 wrote:about 1.45 darrren... some nice plantstill in there prob take daft money for some of the palms.. wanted some of the arundo but looked hard to get out.. will go back before it closes i think..
I was there between 10 and 12, its hard to get me out of there when it was open, its even worse now we can buy any of it.
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by Adam D » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:14 pm

Great garden!

Well done :)

I like the contrast in the colours of the leaves as well.


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Re: my northwest garden

Post by Dave in Warrington » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:16 pm

bobbyd44 wrote:cheers.... still need more booo's i think planted 5 this year so should fill out more..
Great Garden ... not been the best year weather wise in the North West but you deserve credit for your efforts, working against the elements icon_thumleft
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Re: my northwest garden

Post by JungleNuts » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:13 pm

Looks great .... love the dense planted borders with real fantastic use of leaf shape and contrasting colours ..... nice job matey icon_thumleft icon_thumleft icon_thumleft


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Re: my northwest garden

Post by Maxine » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:33 pm

Hello,
Your garden looks really lovely and in particular your bamboo is the best I have seen. Wow! It looks quite tropical and superb to sit in.

Maxine


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Re: my northwest garden

Post by bobbyd44 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:46 pm

big cheers all as i have been disapointed this year with growth but allways good to gauge other peoples views, i must be too impatiant..
nice one, cheers,ta!!
rob


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