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New rockery, also for TT


New rockery, also for TT

we are just having a rockery put in, this has Membrane under it so we cannot plant into it, all you wonderful people out there please give us some ideas what we can do to liven it up, needs colour, thought we would put large pots at the top end, sorry the trees look to be going forward its the angle I took the photo.



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How wonderful a blank canvas to start on!

Here are a few of my ideas which have worked well on my little rockeries.
1, Some Dwarf Evergreens to add structure and backbone e,g Dwarf Conifers, both round and pencil slim.
Hebes [Green Globe and Hebe Pingulfolia Pagei
Heathers

2.Minature Flower, thers so many depending on size, colour and season, it maybe good to start with some Spring ones to give you some colour, you could also plant some bulbs
The following are just a few that I wouldnt be without.
Aubrieta, Alssyum, Cerastium white . Campanula. California Poppies.
Primulas,Pinks [Ameria sea Pink great grass like foliage as well as pretty pink flowers] Phlox.
Rock Geraniums.Mossy Saxiraga. Sedums.Semperviums

Hope you have found the above helpful, I m sure you will get lots more from our Goy friends, Good Luck and look forward to seeing the development ;0)
Violas,

27 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you so much PP you have given us lots to go on, I will list the plants you mention and keep it with me for when we are out at garden centres.

27 Feb, 2010

 

Lots of useful ideas for planting there..
and thanks for this pic for the Membrane page and for Rockery page too :o)....and Walls..LOL.

27 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks TT just need to get lots of colour out there, my husband does'nt like it!!!! he will later.

27 Feb, 2010

 

lots of good ideas there.....will look great with pots of colour 4 the summer....

27 Feb, 2010

 

thats what I thought and PP has given me lots of plants to go for, thanks

27 Feb, 2010

 

looks great yorkshire, no planting so a few pots and a nice statue would be nice :o)

27 Feb, 2010

 

Maybe houseleeks would grow in the gravel. They will grow in walls so I should think they would.

27 Feb, 2010

 

Do look at the Goypeadia pages for ideas to some great alpine pics etc and of course minature bulbs to.

27 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you all I really do appreciate your help

28 Feb, 2010

 

You can still plant into membrane Yorkshire. I have it under our rockery and I cut crosses into the membrane and planted into those. My garden was left for 18 months but very few weeds came through and as the plants have spread we┬┤ve had nothing.

8 Mar, 2010

 

thanks for that Gwen

8 Mar, 2010

 

Gwen, do you have any photos of areas which have membrane underneath, please which I can add to GoYpedia.? If you do, please nominate them for GoYpedia Weed Suppressing Membranes. Thanks. :o)

8 Mar, 2010

 

Sorry Terratoonie, I must have missed your message. I have put on a photo of my rockery as you asked.

2 Apr, 2010



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