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Shady Blues

If I am lucky this corner gets maybe 5 hours of sun a year??? I can see it from my kitchen window so I thought I would cheer it up, all the pots were reduced.
As you can probably see I haven't planted them up yet and the positioning of the pots is not finalised. So its a work in progress picture!!



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Looks very nice Sticki:) If I were you I would swap Hosta with Heuchera. But it's just me;-)

30 Aug, 2012

 

:)) I suggest the same as Kasia. They all look very healthy plants :))

30 Aug, 2012

 

Kasy I was thinking the same :-)
Beautiful pots Sticki, love the one at the front.

30 Aug, 2012

 

thank you girls!!, i agree the heuchera is a bit hidden there, i think i was looking more at the pots than the plants!!!
the fern, hosta and heuchera are all new today ~ thats why they look healthy!!!!

30 Aug, 2012

 

:))

30 Aug, 2012

 

I think it looks really pretty Sticki. Go for it! :D

30 Aug, 2012

 

thank you karen!!!! might have a go at splitting one of my older heucheras too ~ like you suggested!!! [several have that spotty rust thing though]

30 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely plants and pots. I agree with Kasy too.

30 Aug, 2012

 

thanks homebird ~ will have to change them over and take another picture tomorrow!!!!

30 Aug, 2012

 

Yes, I've rust on a couple as well, but that's the least of my problems this year! My fruit trees had to come out because of the flooding and disease that they got from being too stressed, several of the roses and clems have also bit the dust today and going through my catalogue I realise that several other plants have just died and disappeared.....such a horrible year...and things are about to get much worse, as the price of food is going to rocket. I was talking to a friend who works with local farmers and a lot of the crops here have rotted. I just hope we don't get the same again next year!

30 Aug, 2012

 

im so glad we had/are having london 2012 cos there wasnt much sun but there was plenty of gold!!!!

sorry you lost so many things, food never seems to get cheaper either does it.

30 Aug, 2012

 

Great group of pots Sticki....nice and bright in a sunless corner, love the hosta, its a stunner!

30 Aug, 2012

 

thank you janey, um i think its fire and ice, let me go and check [with the torch]
yes it is and the heuchera is firechief ~ so that should warm it all up!!

30 Aug, 2012

 

Quite a fiery corner then Sticki......hope there are no snails hiding under those rims, else you'll be hot under the collar...lol! I'll remember the hosta...it's certainly one to look out for.....:))

30 Aug, 2012

 

there had better not be janey ~ you are right!!! but if i dont keep checking they will definitely try to sneak in!!!

30 Aug, 2012

 

Those pots are gorgeous Sticki lovely blue, love the ferns and the hosta's :-)

30 Aug, 2012

 

thank you surreylad, i like the fern best, i have to admit! its those reddish new leaves i like.

30 Aug, 2012

 

yes it stands out really lovely :-)

30 Aug, 2012

 

thank you! hope i can keep them in as good a condition!
[the fern is almost evergreen i think??]

30 Aug, 2012

 

I'm sure you'll do a great job with them, be lovely if that is almost evergreen.

30 Aug, 2012

 

i have a similar one by the front door [also shady] they seem to last most of the year and gradually replace their fronds i think???

30 Aug, 2012

 

sounds great wish mine were evergreen lol :-)

30 Aug, 2012

 

lets hope we dont get 3 feet of snow to finish it off again!!!

30 Aug, 2012

 

How absolutely lovely and reduced pots as well. I am a sucker for a bargain.

30 Aug, 2012

 

it was the 4th GC i visited val!!!! none of the others had what i wanted [reduced + blue!!!]
thank you!

30 Aug, 2012

 

Beautiful pots Sticki, I have been searching for terracota ones+reduced and have found two so far so thats a start. Lovely plants too.

30 Aug, 2012

 

You have made it a very interesting corner, some beautiful pots, what is the name of the fern please...

30 Aug, 2012

 

Lots of terracotta ones round here grandmage maybe I'm lucky, we have lots of GCs too!

Dotty I will go and look when it's light! It's a long name!

Thank you both.

31 Aug, 2012

 

That corner is just smiling at you,Sticki.Lovely arrangement.

31 Aug, 2012

 

I love it, I like ferns, I like Heucheras and I like Hostas, now look what you have done set me off thinking again. I went out this week and bought a phormium and three bunny tail grasses for a half barrel someone passed on to me. Therapy shopping after not being able to get out all summer. Must admit it does look lovely now it is planted up. I do like what you have done, the blue (not my colour) looks absolutely lovely. Post a picture of the finished arrangement for us all please. :O)

31 Aug, 2012

 

The blue pots give a nice contrast :-)

31 Aug, 2012

 

here we are DD the fern is called 'Dryopteris erythrosora' as an added bonus it has the RHS award of merit

thanks meadowland

i love the grasses olive, surreylad sent me bunny tail seeds and they did quite well, i do like blue.
i will try to get a picture and the pots sorted, thought i had the afternoon to myself but OH had other ideas. :-(((

thank you tubbyhippo, i do like blue and green together

31 Aug, 2012

 

they look good all grouped together. I have this fern too and it's lovely.

31 Aug, 2012

 

thank you,

is yours evergreen linda?

31 Aug, 2012

 

That's a lovely wee group Sticki.....certainly adds interest. I also have this fern Sticki - it is evergreen in my garden. A Japanese Holly Fern would also be evergreen you can usually pick these up in Morrisons for around £2.

31 Aug, 2012

 

oh, ok, thanks scottish, i added a tiny one with a white cyclamen in today, still not potted up though, got to lose those bricks!!! hopefully tomorrow

and i shall try to visit morrisons!!

31 Aug, 2012

 

The more I look at this Sticki the better it gets : ) I haven't been great with the small pots of ferns I have but you can have a cutting off of my japanese fern if you like or if there's anything on my front you fancy.

31 Aug, 2012

 

oh japanese fern, thanks stevie thats a good idea ~ i have one that is currently in the wrong place ~ i shall put it here instead.

thats really kind, thank you;

you will probably know better than me what will work best ~ hardly any sun at all here [none from now till may!!!]

31 Aug, 2012

 

My fern is in the front garden Sticki and the leaves did die back during the very bad winter that we had but always grows well and is so colourful.

1 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Linda, I had a feeling that a few 'leaves' survived while others died but then more arrived. Is yours in the sun at all?

1 Sep, 2012

 

The japanese fern loves the shady area,Sticki......have one that likes to hide behind pots.

1 Sep, 2012

 

It's in the front garden and gets some sunshine in the morning.

1 Sep, 2012

 

well the benefit of pots is that i can move them if mine dont look too happy!!

1 Sep, 2012

 

I think your shady corner looks lovely.

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks clarice, i have taken the bricks away now! hopefully it looks a bit better?

1 Sep, 2012

 

I think that's a lovely arrangement, Sticki, and the reddish-brown leaves on the fern are beautiful.

5 Sep, 2012

 

thats the bit i like best too melchi, thank you

5 Sep, 2012

 

:-)

5 Sep, 2012



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