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Erica carnea 'Loughrigg'


Erica carnea  'Loughrigg' (Erica carnea)

This has finally put a growth spurt on!



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That looks so good planted in your gravel,Shirley..I am starting to see these in a different light lately..I never liked them.but they have improved so much over the years,so I'm seriously thinking of trying a couple...I always find it confusing,as to which type need Ericaceous or ordinary soil..strangely enough,I asked an assistant at theGC on Sunday..he said if it's an Erica..it needs Ericaceous ! Simples..or is it?

5 Mar, 2013

 

I almost took them out Sandra, as they didn't seem to be thriving - now they're mocking me with their growth! Google 'soil for erica plants' and you'll find a mine of information ... :o)

5 Mar, 2013

 

That looks so effective against the gravel. I think the heathers enjoyed our wet summer more than we did!!!

5 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Wildrose - the grass was cut and edged today - when I used a half-moon edger the 'slurping' sound showed just how wet the soil still is! ... :o(

5 Mar, 2013

 

How pretty is that?

5 Mar, 2013

 

lovely and well thought with the white gravel !

5 Mar, 2013

 

Very pretty, I am starting to warm to them now :o)

6 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks all ... gone are the days when they had to be paired with Conifers and block paved walls ... lol!

6 Mar, 2013

 

I saw some nice ones at Morrisons today,Shirley..and some of them said suitable for any soil,some said Ericacious..as I didn't have a lot of time,I might go back and have a better look,and decide then..so reasonable too...seems they are well stocked ready for Mothers day,alongside lots of other lovely things .. I will also 'Google' as you suggested :o)

6 Mar, 2013

 

This is lovely Shirley!

Bloomer . . . I'm pretty sure that "Ericas" are the ones you can grow in alkaline soil; just not sure who we can trust at the GC nowadays. Last year I bought a Libertia 'sunset' which I know from Spritzhenry isn't hardy, but the label didn't tell me that :(

8 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks for that,Sheila..and I will make sure I check a variety out carefully..I agree about not getting the correct info..maybe google is more reliable..hope your's survived the winter...

8 Mar, 2013

 

I hope you find a suitable one (or three!) before too long Sandra!

Sheila - pleased you like this - not sure if all the rain we've had today will do it any good though - and a forecast of snow for Monday :o(

8 Mar, 2013

 

I'm sure I will,Shirley..I will be on a mission before long :o) Snow forecast here tomorrow,but hopefully only a flurry..must stay optimistic..if it shifts all this dank miserable weather ,it might be a good thing..in small doses :o)

8 Mar, 2013

 

Bitterly cold today, Sandra - possibly some snow through the night and early tomorrow :o(

How about where you are?

10 Mar, 2013

 

Same here Shirley..went out for a meal,and the surrounding hills were covered with snow,but only odd flakes at home..Tonight,or tomorrow might be a different
scenario :o( That wind certainly chills to the bones ! ugh..

10 Mar, 2013

 

you have some lovely spring colour in the garden shirley :o))

11 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks San - although white is the predominant colour today - thanks to snowfall last night :o((

12 Mar, 2013



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