A shady corner

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A shady corner

Postby Abbi » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:59 pm

A shady corner

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Re: A shady corner

Postby Pam » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:47 pm

Abbi, your garden really is a credit to you. It must keep you very busy?!
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Re: A shady corner

Postby guzzigirl » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:48 pm

lovely, what is the tree on the right with the grey foliage? is the tree on the left the same?
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Mister Wisteria » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:11 pm

What a lovely spot, how very peaceful. :D
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Abbi » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:34 pm

guzzigirl wrote:lovely, what is the tree on the right with the grey foliage? is the tree on the left the same?


They're both spruces, guzzi. One silver,one green. Spruces have cones that hang downwards.
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Luzy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:24 pm

Is that Gallipoli heath with the pink flowers trying to sprawl around, Abbi?
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Abbi » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:34 pm

To be honest Luzy, I don't know. :oops: It was labelled as a salvia, which I don't think it is.

Here's a close up taken before it got tall enough to fall over. Individual flowers are similar to penstemon, but leaves are much tougher and very serrated, long and narrow. Any ideas?

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Re: A shady corner

Postby daffy » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:47 am

Gallipoli Heath it is, needs space, can get rampant.

Abbi do you do open gardens???

Those picea trees must be a treat. What's the tree on the corner of that bed?
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Abbi » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:53 pm

The shrub on the corner is one of the small leafed pittosporums, pruned to shape, Daffy.

The gallipoli heath (now I know it's name :P ) IS rampant. In the same bed I was silly enough to plant a tall blue salvia - also rampant. In winter I have to do some ruthless thinning out or the tulips can't fight their way through the mat of roots. :roll: :roll:
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Patricia » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:03 pm

Daffy is that Heath also known as Obedience plant ?..as it looks identical to mine.
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Pam » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:00 am

same plant Patricia
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Abbi » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:20 am

Why "Obedience plant"? Mine is anything but obedient. :-? Not as naughty as the blue salvia.........
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Pam » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:22 pm

Abbi, the flowers, when bent to face a particular direction supposedly stay where put - mine never did.
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Re: A shady corner

Postby Abbi » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:35 pm

oh, I'll try that next year. they're all gone now.............................. 8)
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