Adding more colour to garden.

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karl66
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Adding more colour to garden.

Post by karl66 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:31 am

I've got most of the big gun's planted now & desperately want to add some more colour's. I have some idea's for planting next spring but was wondering if its to late to put in some fuchsia's?, there are loads of variety's but can anyone recommend some large one's that are hardy & a link where to order from please. Karl.

fern Rob

Re: Adding more colour to garden.

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:43 am

The Duchy nursery seems to have some unusual fuchsias.
http://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk ... /fuchsias/

Kristen

Re: Adding more colour to garden.

Post by Kristen » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:06 am

I haven't bought from them but people speak highly of them:
http://www.otherfellow.co.uk/viewcategory.php?groupid=5

grub

Re: Adding more colour to garden.

Post by grub » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:54 am

I've just had some plants from them, plant quality was excellent and the packaging totally amazeballs!!! There's no way any courier could damage the stuff they sent unless they were trying too :evil: . https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

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Re: Adding more colour to garden.

Post by karl66 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:57 pm

Many thanks all. karl.

Dim

Re: Adding more colour to garden.

Post by Dim » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:18 pm

nothing beats heuchera for front of the border colour ..... 12 months of colour ...(every year)

http://www.terranovanurseries.com/garde ... 82_23.html

choose 2 bright colours that contrast like red and yellow (such as heuchera georgia peach and heucherella solar polar) .... both can handle full sun if watered regulary

add some coleus in the shady areas for annual colour, and you are off too a winner

and in the shady places add loads of hakonechloa macra aureola (japanese forest grass) on the edging:

http://www.sugarcreekgardens.com/Grasse ... Hakone.pdf

I have them in full sun and they do ok

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Re: Adding more colour to garden.

Post by karl66 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:25 pm

Anyone growing witchhazel's ?, I have the Chinese fire flame in several parts of garden which are lovely but flower very late!, what are other varieties suited to uk ? karl.

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