Planting suggestions fo spring 2014.

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Planting suggestions fo spring 2014.

Post by karl66 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:02 pm

I have very kindly had a couple of ton of York stone donated free :) , there's too specific area's where i'm creating raised bed's, each will be around 8sq metre's. one will be in a shaded area & the other part shade,i'm looking for low maintance planting, preferably not fern's as I have loads already!, also no palms or bamboo. Thanks karl.

doncasterpalmguy123

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Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:10 pm

Candytufts, they're beautiful quite tall growing flowers. You can grow from seed in spring and they'll flower by late summer. Or grown from seed in about september they'll be flowering by the may after. I sown mine in sept so will post pics somewhere on here in may. :-D

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Post by Deedee » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:54 pm

Zantedeschia (arum lily)
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Bergenia
hosta

some info here Karl.
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... f=1&t=4630

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Post by karl66 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Many thanks, Dee that link is very useful pleny of food for thought :D . karl.

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Post by Blairs » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:47 pm

Fatsia japonica - how about 1 of each variety?
Rodgersia - there are several varieties worth growing (Henricii for example)
Rheum Palmatum
Choiysa Tenata - goes a dark shade of green
Brunnera - any variety
Mahonia
Any of the red leaf Canna will like the semi-shade bed.
Kerria japonica

Some of those will prefer beds on the moist rather than dry side of course.

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Post by fern Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:07 am

You can not have enough ferns, you need a C Medullaris and sink the pot in to the ground.

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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:44 pm

fern Rob wrote:You can not have enough ferns, you need a C Medullaris and sink the pot in to the ground.
but that is assuming he has somewhere to overwinter it.
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Post by karl66 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:59 pm

That's the problem I don't!, apart from part of the house which already has too many :lol: , it has to be plants that can just get on with it :) , I suppose one of them could be made into a complete hosta bed although it could turn into a slug fest. karl.

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Post by brendan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:28 pm

I think one of the best shady borders I have seen on here is in Simbas garden. Planted with lots of hardy evergreens looks great and is hassle free.http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... &start=495

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Post by pdid » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Agree with Brendan. One of the big leaved rhododendrons would look great, macabeanum or similar.

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Post by fern Rob » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:27 am

It does look good.

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Post by Blairs » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:46 pm

brendan wrote:I think one of the best shady borders I have seen on here is in Simbas garden. Planted with lots of hardy evergreens looks great and is hassle free.http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... &start=495
Wow Simba's garden is great. I need to copy some of that plantings. I have Fatsia spidersweb and have really wondered how to work it in. It looks great in his pics.

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Post by Clive60 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:34 pm

Heucheras, almost too many colours to choose from and most don't mind shade.

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Re: Planting suggestions fo spring 2014.

Post by karl66 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Thanks clive, I already have about 8 varieties & love them in the garden!. karl.

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Post by dino » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:37 pm

Karl come on, you've already got everything :lol:

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