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For obvious reasons, I haven’t been able to get out to any Garden Centres or Nurseries until very recently, and up until the end of April, I hadn’t spent a single penny on plants…I resisted ordering any seeds or plug plants, as I knew I couldn’t look after them.

Then I had an urge to fill the gaps on the stream bank – so mail order sprang to mind.
Remember member Vicky1? She and her husband hold the National collections of Heucheras and Heucherellas.

I had a browse on their website and ordered three Heucheras and three Heucherellas. What a difficult choice! I ended up with a shortlist…

It’s so exciting when a courier knocks at the door – with a box for me! Of course I knew what was inside, but oh dear – she included their catalogue! So tempting.

Six well-packed strong little plants – I think I might pot them up for a while before I plant them out.

Do you remember when I lost my Juniper on the steam bank? I replanted the area with roses in tawny and amber shades, and the Heucheras will end up between the roses.

The Heucherellas are going in the path border. I have one there already, and it seems to like it there.

The next exciting box, due any time now, should have two roses in it – climbing ‘Handel’ and ‘Lavender Lassie’.

Internet shopping is great – especially as I can do it from my comfy chair! Now which website shall I investigate next? Hmmmm…

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Lovely choice and nice-looking plants too! Hope you're keeping well? - enough excitement for one day - rest now! ;o)

25 May, 2012

 

You're so right, Nariz. I haven't learned to pace myself yet. I did too much yesterday and ended up with pain again. :-((

25 May, 2012

 

A lesson learned Spritz. Its hard to know exactly the right moment to say enough is enough when you feel the need to keep extending what you can manage. I love your new plants. Did you see Vicky and Richard won another Gold at Chelsea this year. These will look lovely where you are going to plant them. We'll look forward to seeing the photos.

25 May, 2012

 

lovely heucheras B. Take care now.

25 May, 2012

 

See Spritz, I told you....it's so easy to get hooked on internet shopping. I've had loads of good plants in the post, some very large ones too. I haven't ordered any heucheras this year, but will get going now with Plantagogo again. All my plants from there have done very well. I'm going to get some heucheras that like some sun for my front garden. It's like the birthdays I read about in books when I was a child...you know...waiting for the postman to arrive with your pressies......unfortunately I wasn't from the well off middle classes lol;-)

25 May, 2012

 

Guess what! The next exciting box arrived this morning - two really healthy roses. :-)))

Apparently, they shouldn't be planted until mid-June so I'll need to 'park' them somewhere safe until then. They both have buds almost ready to open.

I've planted 6 Nicotiana this morning - that's all. I'll see how I feel later, whether I can carry on removing tulips from the back garden troughs. If I can't, I can't. :-((

25 May, 2012

 

which website next? ~ i would like one that does the ironing for me!!!

those heucheras are lovely, i met Vicky's OH on the stand at malvern, beautiful stand and he was very friendly and helpful

25 May, 2012

 

Those heucheras look yummy.....;0)

25 May, 2012

 

Its so good to hear that your managing a little gardening and we are so lucky these days that we can order on line, trouble is its so easy to run away and end up with a list a mile long.

25 May, 2012

 

Glad to hear you're slowly on the mend, first some photos, now a blog!

25 May, 2012

 

Beautiful Heucheras Barbara, it is easy to get hooked ordering online, must have a look at this web site, I have had a few plants from T.M. but unfortunately they havent been great!I have just started a little collection of Heucheras and lots of Goy members have sent me cuttings to get my collection underway, Karen sent me Heucherella Sweet Tea today and it is so nice recieving plants through the post;0)I know you love your garden Barbara but do try and pace yourself and sit and enjoy ;0))

25 May, 2012

 

Lovely colours Spritz they will go well with the rest in that area, I`m so pleased you are managing to do a bit but you must be careful and not overtire yourself, I bet you are getting lectures from all and sundry, its only because we care...

25 May, 2012

 

You're right, but I'm impatient to get my containers planted up. I should have done them much more slowly.

T&M do NOT have a good reputation, I'm afraid. Many of us on GoY have had bad experiences with them. I've stopped using them completely.

25 May, 2012

 

Lovely plant Spritz, I saw their stand at Chelsea yesterday, well worth a gold :-)
Please take it easy, your garden is so lovely even without the containers x

25 May, 2012

 

Well done on your newest additions. Nice to see you managing a little - isn't impatience a terrible thing :)

25 May, 2012

 

Who did you use for your roses? I've used Apuldram and was very impressed with their quality and prices. I even had a large Cercis Lavender Twist delivered in good condition in 2010 I think it was. Not too impressed with it so far, but it needs more sun I suppose than we got last year. Isn't it lovely that Vicky1 (Plantagogo) won another gold at Chelsea? Can't you ask your OH to empty your pots? I'm sure you'll enjoy telling him what to do:-)

26 May, 2012

 

He's busy cutting the grass and digging large holes for my new PINK Delphiniums, Ba. ;-)

He did empty the compost out of the three containers that had to be shifted around - one of my troughs was broken, so it's gone off to the tip, and he moved the others for me.

I've actually finished all my containers now! :-D)

26 May, 2012

 

Pink delphiniums....my garden is too windy but I do love them,..
I foun a small rather sad heuchera, nice new growth coming, should have been 8.99I got it for 3.00....bit of tlc zn I,m sure it will be fine, its called electra

Ba the gc had no geum at al!!.....
I,ll try the other one tomorrow

26 May, 2012

 

You'll do better on line Pam, but congrats on the heuchera bargain:-) Spritz I think you need an extra husband lol and congratulations to you too on completion of your containers. Now you really must stop rubbing it in about the pink delphiniums, but wait until I find my Darling Sue...she'll be prettier than Cymbeline:-)

26 May, 2012

 

Oh no she won't! ;-)

Sorry - I got the last two roses from Peter Beales, as they were the only grower that listed both 'Handel' and 'Lavender Lassie'. Last year's roses came from Cants and Harkness. Both excellent. :-))

27 May, 2012

 

I've just ordered from there B so I'm very glad you recommended them and Bornagain I think i may just have to have some of those Darling Sue's too! http://www.blackmore-langdon.com/product/DARLING+SUE

27 May, 2012

 

Thanks Susie, I'm going to Gardeners World Live at the NEC with any luck, I think I'll email them if they're going to be there and ask them if they'll have any at the show. Wish I'd bought them at Malvern now :-)

27 May, 2012

 

Spritz, do you know R. Felicia?:-)

27 May, 2012

 

Oh we are going on the sunday bornagain ...dont buy them all ! lol

27 May, 2012

 

No, Ba. Are you hoping to get one?

27 May, 2012

 

By the way - when we were at the Nursery, I bought a small sized Delphinium plant for a friend (by request!) and Mr. Blackmore himself showed us what they do to the plants - they cut them right back and in a few weeks, new foliage grows. He said it improves the plants' flower-power! He should know, but it looked a bit drastic.

27 May, 2012

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