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colour and interest


I have made a concerted effort to develop and improve the garden this year, aiming to have something of colour or interest all year round, i do visit the garden centre regularly, but am trying to limit myself to plants that will fit in and do well in this shady garden.
i have made an area for a hosta and fern garden, both are doing well but im not happy with the lay out, so thats the project for next year
some of my favourite flowers are poppies and they have been out in flower since march: welsh poppies, ladybird poppies and garden gnomes.
i love bright colours but the plants that seem to suit this garden, lighting up the shade are white and yellow flowered varieties.

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Welcome to Goy stickitoffee. If you are looking for ideas of shade plants use the A-Z at the foot of the page and click on S then click on shade plants. There are all the colours there. My favourites are Heucheras and the foliage on them can be quite spectacular as they are evergreen but in all shades from cream through to maroon. They also flower throughout the summer.Click on H and then heucheras to see a wonderful selection.

10 Sep, 2010


Congratulations on your year-round garden.
Welcome to GoY. I hope you enjoy it.

10 Sep, 2010


Hallo and welcome from me, as well. I'm looking forward to seeing some photos of your garden!

10 Sep, 2010


welcome from me too. I too would love to see some photos too.

10 Sep, 2010


Welcome from me to love your picture of the poppy.

11 Sep, 2010


welcome, you will enjoy this massive garden on here. Looking forward to your photo's.

11 Sep, 2010


welcome to GOY...

11 Sep, 2010


Hello and welcome from me too

12 Sep, 2010


thank you for your help everyone, i shall try to follow up all those ideas, i had a purple heuchera which didnt do very well so i had almost given up on them, however, a bright green, lettuce like heuchera caught my eye in the garden centre so i put it in, its doing well so far, so maybe others will grow? they are a lovely colour, i didnt realise they were evergreen. i have some busy lizzy's but they didnt spread very much.

22 Sep, 2010


Welcome from me, used to live in Worcestershire, a lovely part of the world.

10 Oct, 2010


many thanks dotty daisy, this is north worcestershire near bromsgrove, ive lived here for a while now, even went to school not so far from here

13 Oct, 2010


Know the region, we originally came from Kidderminster....

17 Oct, 2010


i dont know kidderminster very well but there is a very nice garden centre on the way to it ~ its the fuchsia specialist which also grows very good strawberries ~ Rowberrys.

22 Oct, 2010

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