Garden Lovers, did you know there’s another interesting near evergreen shrub to brighten the late garden that’s flowering now.. ? For an intriguing fresh chartreuse splash in the May garden, Holmskioldia sanguinea lutea or Gold Chinese Hat from the lower Himalaya & Myanmar is for you ! I’ve used it here in the ‘Sea-Changer’ garden in the Sun Trap plot that receives northern sun all year but it would also tolerate half day sun as a an upright to lax, 2m shrub with a cut after flowers to bring new canes for the following season.
Just nearby and for combined ‘pop’ at the same time of year, you could use Barlaria cristata ‘Lavander Lace’ as a really useful sub-shrub to around 1.5m with a cloud of pretty, striped, mini trumpets.
Soooooo pretty, just as the worst of the heat has passed and we look into the garden for some fresh seasonal change.
‘Planty Fierce ’18’ at the end of last month was a sparkling Autumn day, refreshed by an early shower and internet was high from all visitors, especially this young one having a closer look at the mirror Buddha on the long deck looking down to ‘Sea-Changer’s’ Shade Hut.
Nothing extinguishes interest and plenty of people arrived into brilliant sunshine in the Sun Trap plot where I spoke to many on questions around how to make their home gardens even better !
The 2pm ‘Walk & Talk’ brought forward many interesting questions, like how to make a ‘green-fence’ alternative to fence palings using Solandra longiflora over black pvc coated mesh. Thanks to all PF ’18 Helpers and Peter & Ruth Donnelly’s fabulous Coachwood sales tables loaded with new and interesting ‘must haves..’.
[Image] My Forresters Beach garden ….. before the stump grinder arrives next week for some “tough love” !
Starting From Scratch …. again!
Thinking about what to talk about with Simon Marnie on his Weekends program on ABC 702 tomorrow morning and what could be more universal than how to start a garden after moving … ?
So, that’s what we’ll be talking about if you’d care to tune in from 9am till 9.40am with your morning toast. Hmmmm… what to do with that grass and a fairly lack lustre array of inherited mixed shrubs. I think all those empty moving boxes still lurking in the garage might be involved for sure :0
Don’t forget after that, the RBG Growing Friends Sydney have their big spring sale on tomorrow, Saturday 11th October, 10am till 4pm at their:
Growing Nursery near The RBG Friends, off Mrs Macquarie’s Road
Chrysophyllum imperiale (each approx 50cm tall)
12 Euphorbia ammak, bare rooted and 1-2 metres tall
Clivia x cytanthiflora and about 80 Hippeastrum cultivars (some in flower)