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GRAVEL GARDEN IN WINTER


GRAVEL GARDEN IN WINTER

Heucheras, tiarellas, ophiopogons, ferns and skimmias.

I'm pleased with this area .. interesting how the leaf colours on some heucheras intensify during the colder months.



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bjs
Bjs
 

Look lovely there ,but what are they like this morning!
It is absolute Yuk here, only place to go is the glass houses.

30 Dec, 2013

 

Hello Brian ..
Today these plants are wet, but shiny and pretty :o)
... stay safe and warm ...

30 Dec, 2013

 

they do look lovely Terratoonie :-) nice planting, i agree with you on leaf colour in winter..... on going out this morning to feed my rabbit it was so windy and overcast but warm, when i feed the rabbit i take with me water in a empty milk container with what's over i water the potted plants this morning on seeing my Heucheras i thought
(now this is the point i was getting to) dont they look nice this time of year :-) the colouration in their leaves are lovely.

30 Dec, 2013

 

I like them too,Terra..and a great contrast against the gravel,and your shed,I presume? they show up really well..:o) xx

30 Dec, 2013

 

Looks lovely but how do you keep it so tidy?

30 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Jane, Sandra and Denise ..
This area gets shelter from my long shed ...
It is in a middle part of my garden, away from neighbours, so quite private ..
I really don't do much to the gravel or plants ...
It is one of my favourite areas of my garden ..

30 Dec, 2013

 

So dainty and pretty and so welcome at this time of year. I love it :-)

30 Dec, 2013

 

A lovely collection , Tt .

30 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Chris and Driad ..
The plants enjoy living there ... they make it easy for me to look after them .. :o)

30 Dec, 2013

 

Lovely pic Terratoonie your garden always looks so neat and tidy, Roy.

30 Dec, 2013

 

Perfect spot for those plants TT - they all look ever so healthy despite the time of year.

30 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Roy and Angie for your comments :o)

30 Dec, 2013

 

That's lovely, it could be any time of year in that area Terra! Nice work!

30 Dec, 2013

 

Thank you Karen ...
Some garden areas surprise me by turning out better than expected ... Lol. :o)

30 Dec, 2013

 

A lovely area Terra and I agree the Heucheras are especially colourful despite the dreadful weather we are all having, roll on Spring!

30 Dec, 2013

 

Thank you Carole ..
This winter, heucheras seem especially radiant.

30 Dec, 2013

 

Hi Terra they look lovely , like they are out of a garden centre, mine are half dead :0)

30 Dec, 2013

 

Mine too Sue. I'm going to move a lot of mine in to a brighter spot. A lot of them will take sun, and I feel mine are suffering for a lack of it! Only a few will have to remain in the full shade.

30 Dec, 2013

 

What a lovely area TT love the different leaf colours and shapes against the pale gravel and darker shed as always a well tended area :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

Colourful plants :o) They go nicely with all the little stones ....

31 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Sue, Neena and Hywel ..

I've owned all of these plants for a number of years ...
so definitely not straight out of a garden centre ...Lol.

Due to a limited budget, I've bought no plants at all for my garden for the whole of 2013, so I'm pleased that these evergreens are lasting well ... I might try to split some next year ...

I've just realised that the plant, centre right in the photo, is in fact a Tiarella, so I've altered the photo caption above.

31 Dec, 2013

 

You've looked after them well. They're thriving :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

Hello Hywel ..
Thanks ... It really does seem to be a case of 'right plant in the right place' ...
... I've tried heucheras, tiarellas and skimmias in other parts of my gardens, and they've not thrived at all ..

Which areas of your garden are best for these plants ?

31 Dec, 2013

 

Heucheras and Skimmias seem to grow anywhere in my garden TT, but my Tiarella (only ever tried one) does better in a pot !

31 Dec, 2013

 

yes ... my tiarella is going to stay in the pot !
Your garden is generally wetter in summer than mine ..
I think that makes a great difference ...

31 Dec, 2013

 

The trouble with the Tiarella in a pot, is that it was attacked by Vine weevils, and I nearly lost it. Next year I'm going to treat all my pots with vile weevil killer !

Is your gravel garden shady or sunny ? I think Tiarellas like a bit of shade.

31 Dec, 2013

 

This area is mainly shady ...

31 Dec, 2013

 

I love these green plants, so fresh and cheerful.
I find that the paler leaved ones suffer in my troughs so will try them in the shade, but like Hywel vine weevil like them too, I, m still mourning poor beautiful Obsidian, after treatment the others seem ok.......fingers crossed!

31 Dec, 2013

 

Hi Pam ..
Good luck with your plants in 2014 !

31 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks for reply :o) ...

31 Dec, 2013

 

nice touch - I also use the black grass within the white shingle , lovely effect

31 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Thuja ...
I wasn't sure if the Ophiopogon would grow there, but it seems happy :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

That is interesting regarding Tiarella only surviving in your pots TT and Hywel as it grows well here in my garden and spreads itself around quite freely it is a woodland ground cover plant, yours certainly seems happy there in your shady gravel garden TT :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

Hi Neena ...
yes ... it seems to like shade and rich soil :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

A lovely plant looking good there for you TT :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

Thanks Neena ...
This year's weather has suited them well :o)

31 Dec, 2013

 

So many plants have shone this year haven't they :o)

31 Dec, 2013

amy
Amy
 

They look special TT so clean, fresh and vibrant a lovely sparkling area :o)

2 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Neena and Amy ...
This week the plants are certainly receiving a good wash ;o)

3 Jan, 2014

 

fabulous garden, Hi Terra !x

4 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Junna ..
... thank you ! x

4 Jan, 2014

 

It all looks so fresh and healthy, Terra ... lovely photo ... I squelched my way around the garden earlier ... a few Heucheras in the borders are looking worse for wear ... too wet I suppose ... :o(

4 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks, Shirley ...
I hope the wet weather isn't making things too bad for you ... my garden is always on the dry side ... never squelchy, not even in the rainy season ! ;o)

4 Jan, 2014

 

You're just mocking now, Terra! ... there is a small puddle in the lawn ... one border has decided it wants to be a narrow stream ... impossible to gather fallen leaves ... this Sussex clay has a lot to answer for! :o(

4 Jan, 2014

 

Ooooeerr ... that does sound squelchy !
My dry garden can cause an equal number of problems, especially in mid-summer !

4 Jan, 2014

 

Oh, how I wish it was mid-summer now .......

4 Jan, 2014

 

What a lovely area Tt.

5 Jan, 2014



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