Cottage / Drought Hardy Garden Bed

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Cottage / Drought Hardy Garden Bed

Postby Pokie » Thu May 18, 2006 5:36 pm

This is my cottage garden bed out the front. It is planted in pure clay an is rarely watered.

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Postby Luzy » Thu May 18, 2006 6:13 pm

Another lovely shot! :D Is that a surrounding of conifer-type plants, or a hedge, or???? :D
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Postby Pokie » Thu May 18, 2006 7:51 pm

Luzy wrote:Another lovely shot! :D Is that a surrounding of conifer-type plants, or a hedge, or???? :D


The close up plant in the shot is a conifer. The whole garden bed is surrounded on one side with spiraea (sp?) (Maybushes) and the other side is next to our sloped driveway lined with Nandina domestica, Shaped Conifers and These other short yellow shrubs with a name I cant spell. I think its Eunyomus.
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Postby kitkat » Sat May 20, 2006 11:52 am

Nice pic Pokie, it all looks so lush and healthy ,lucky you to have a rainfall that will keep it that way without watering.
That spelling might be Eunonymus?

P.S. That Evolvulus is not in my 12 book Garden encylopaedia set at all,nothing in Ev at all , I'm wondering if the name has been changed as its an older set from the 1980s?
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Postby Pokie » Sat May 20, 2006 5:48 pm

Thanks Kitkat and yes your spelling is correct! :)

I will look into the Evolvulus problem Kitkat. :)
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Postby Pam » Sun May 21, 2006 6:19 am

Evolvulus:

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q ... arch&meta=

I just love Google. I use it constantly. If I am unsure of a spelling I simply type in what I think it might be and it will usually correct me. And did you know it will do definitions? simply type in define: and then the word. :)
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Postby Pokie » Sun May 21, 2006 7:18 am

So do I. Yes, look at that and then press images. I think I may be wrong. :(
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Postby kitkat » Mon May 22, 2006 1:17 pm

Thanks Pam !:lol: :lol: :lol:
Nope it's not Evolvulus from what I can see. :? The flowers are similar but this is a true woody shrub and I somehow doubt it is related to convolulus as those Evs seem to be. Good old Google what a wonder! :lol:
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Postby Yani » Mon May 22, 2006 7:08 pm

Wow...lovely cottage garden Pokie. I wanna have one like yours :P
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Postby Pokie » Mon May 22, 2006 8:53 pm

Yani wrote:Wow...lovely cottage garden Pokie. I wanna have one like yours :P


LOL. Thanks Yani! :)

It was a lot of work planting but well worth it. I prefer my other one. :)
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