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Pots and hanging basket ideas..

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While searching for ideas on the web i came across some nice plant combination ideas…

For shade. japanese painted fern, hosta, heuchera leatherwood fern and foamflower (black velvet)

Sempervivum..

Ivy screen using gutters…

Tuberous begonias, heliotrope, streptocarpus, coleus and blue cascade lobelia..

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A few randoms..

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Some nice combinations there. I like the ivy screen with the guttering. Think it would look stunning with some trailing flowers through it as well, perhaps lobelia or petunias.

Ugh uploading issues, hope you get sorted out soon.

4 Feb, 2012

 

I tried a sempervivum ball a few years ago. mmmmmm not a success sadly. birds/squirrel pulled it apart.

like shade planters especially with lots of ferns.

4 Feb, 2012

 

that ivy screen is fabulous ~ thanks YDD.

4 Feb, 2012

 

Some great ideas. Gonna have lots to do this year!

4 Feb, 2012

 

Another into my fave's YDD. Definitely going to try the gutter idea this year.

4 Feb, 2012

 

My hanging baskets never look as good as these! That ball of Sempervivens is a fantastic idea which I like a lot!

4 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks for your comments everyone, i would love to see some of the ideas in your gardens :) I will try some of the plant combinations, i have more pics to put up, maybe another plant combination blog.
Seaburngirl, I think the sempervivim ball would be easier if it was planted in 2 halves, only once they have rooted can the 2 halves be joined, or the semps would fall out the bottom lol..i might give it a go..
Samjp. I love the ivy screen and agree flowers would look good or maybe other evergreen trailing plants, the skys the limit :)

4 Feb, 2012

 

love the ivy screen and aren,t the hair styles brilliant :-))

4 Feb, 2012

 

There's a secret to the sempervivum ball. As YD has suggested, you plant two halves but how do you get them together without the soil falling out of the one you turn upside down?
Answer: you put a large piece of cardboard over it, turn it upside down on top of the other one, then slide the piece of cardboard out

4 Feb, 2012

 

Some good ideas there

4 Feb, 2012

 

I love that Sempervivum basket. I think I'll try one with some succulents :o)
Thanks for the idea :o)

4 Feb, 2012

 

More good ideas, we are going to have some very busy Goyers this year Ydd...

4 Feb, 2012

 

the head statues are great fun DD2 which idea we going to see in your garden?

4 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely pics YDD...I've been doing some research on planting in a shady part of the garden - I came up with a combination similar to the top pic. Need to wait 'til the painted ferns are available at the nursery though.
Which are you choosing?

5 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks everyone..
Andrew, thanks for the tip, i never thought about getting them together..
Sandra/ Scottish, im going to try the metalic madness and more pot ideas i couldn't get into the blog, ive already sourced the begonia's, if anyone is interested in begonias that arent your normal GC buys or Colius, Go online to Dibleys houseplants, Begs are only £3 each and there are some beauties and they are still doing 6 chosen colius for £9.99 free p&p, sent out in march, im putting my order in next week..
Hywel, looking forward to seeing your semp ball, i might try a small one to start with..

5 Feb, 2012

 

Scottish, thats a lovely combination for a shady part of the garden, a couple of heuchera added would look good as well..

5 Feb, 2012

 

Love the head sculptures...very cool idea! :)

5 Feb, 2012

 

thats the way I made the ball. 2 halves then ired together after a month of growth. reckon the squirrels to be the main culprit.

5 Feb, 2012

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