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More heucheras for the shady area

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It all started innocently enough when I first saw pics on GOY of gardens where heucheras had been given an area all to themselves instead of being dotted about to fill spaces where some winter interest was needed.
I was so impressed with the variety & amazing colours of the foliage that changed throughout the year AND they even have flowers too that got me started!
I discovered I already had a couple that I must have bought a few years ago to fill in some spaces. They had been doing well & had multiple crowns so could be split.
Thus started my collection, I have 32 now.
The chosen area needed to be cleared, reshaped & enlarged & that’s what I’ve been doing. I’m pleased with my efforts so far but it has led my eye to other areas that could do with attention.
I think it could be the start of a whole garden makeover

These are my latest acquisitions.

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I must not get addicted, havent enough shade space.

12 Oct, 2015

 

Is there a branch of heuchera anonymous near you??
They are beautiful. I feel quite sorry for the hosta breeders as heucheras seem to have quite taken over don't they? I like the Silver Scroll best - rather like Blackberry Wine.

12 Oct, 2015

 

Lol @ Stera, H_ANON! Now that would be an idea!
It's hard to choose a favorite as often it depends on one highlighting another. Glitter is a lovely one too.
I know what you mean about hostas & they do go well with them but the slugs ruin them so even with using slug pellets which I am not too keen on. I was wondering about the liquid slug deterrent for next year but don't know how effective it is.

12 Oct, 2015

 

I couldn't say which one is my favourite as I love them all , but Lime Ruffles is the top of my wish list !

12 Oct, 2015

amy
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What a lovely collection Gf I think most of us went through the H.craze at some time or other I decided to count my labels not quite up to your 32 but I do have 20....

12 Oct, 2015

 

Slugs - someone on here a while back said that planting garlic with hostas kept them away but as I only have two both in pots I haven't tried it.

12 Oct, 2015

 

I feel the same, Rose, they each come into their own at different times & one colour sets off another.

Amy, I'm sticking to what I've got for a while & looking at perennials now to get some colour in the borders.

Stera, I've not done very well with garlic, usually I plant them too late. My hostas are diminishing, I had Fire & Ice but its disappeared, I've got a couple in pots but the slugs still find them even tho I put pellets in as well.

12 Oct, 2015

 

What a stunning collection! They are all so beautiful that I wouldn't know which to pick!

Unfortunately the only plant I had on our balcony has finished dying on me! ;-(( It seemed to be making a come back but the new growth has died & I will have to remove the plant during the coming week as I start to "ring the changes", i.e. removing the summer bedding & putting in the spring bedding plants.

15 Oct, 2015

 

Shame about the heuchera, Balcony, still you'll have fun ringing the changes & creating a new display.

15 Oct, 2015

 

Until this blog I didn't realise until I looked on my garden page we have 31 Heucheras and several Heucherella, but, we have lost several to the VWs my beautiful Redstone Falls went this week!! it was gorgeous last week! talk about pride! ......you have a delightful collection.

21 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks, Dd, were yours in pots or planted - I shall be fuming if the VW gets them!

21 Oct, 2015

 

My two favourites were in a tall oriental pot, and they both looked fantastic at the beginning of October yet within a week they had both been eaten to death!! despite having been drenched......I am wondering if the shape of the pot could be the cause? Luckily OH had cuttings of Redstone FallsπŸ‘πŸ™‹but not my other one.πŸ˜•πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

21 Oct, 2015

 

I've heard the ones in pots are more prone but don't know if that's true.
At least Redstone is a fast grower, shame about your other one though.

21 Oct, 2015

 

That's true.....shall be wary what we plant in the pot in future...

23 Oct, 2015

 

That was a crying shame, DD! ;-(( I once lost several Fuchsias on my balcony to the same cause! Haven't seen them ever again. :-))

23 Oct, 2015

 

They just about wiped out my lilies this year or else it was lily beetle but I only found 3 of those.
I did find a huge snail in a hanging basket this afternoon - how in the world did it get in there?

23 Oct, 2015

 

They are great climbers aren't they? I find them way up in the damson tree sometimes.

23 Oct, 2015

 

Balcony that's sad to lose some of your beautiful fuchsias, how did they get up to you? sometimes I believe it is in the compost? I think the suppliers should treat the compost! but then the makers of the VW treatment would be out of profit!

24 Oct, 2015

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