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ashley13ashley13 Posts: 162

Hi i'm Ash from north wales.  I work in a garden center near Caernarfon.     I enjoy learning about plants while im in work, my boss suggested that i make a list of plants with short descriptions which i've listed 10 plants.  Once i learn a plant i add others to my list.  I don't know whether the information is correct so i feel i should wait to learn what's on my list.   I tried sending it in a previous thread but it won't let me send .



  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Pop your list on here I'm sure there's plenty of us who can check if your information is right.

  • ashley13ashley13 Posts: 162


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341

    is it written down or on a word processor?

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ashley13ashley13 Posts: 162

    in word

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341

    If you use your mouse to highlight all of the text, then while the text is still highlighted right-click your mouse and choose Copy

    Then click your mouse where you want the text to appear in the message pane on the forum. Right-click your mouse and choose Paste as plain text
    You may need to do a bit of formatting

    Alternatively - print it out and take a photo

    Last edited: 20 July 2017 20:47:47

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ashley13ashley13 Posts: 162

    my list has images.  How do i send it on here?  It says it must be jpeg or giff file.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341

    Hi Ash - if it's a Word document that has images in it, there's no easy way to post it here.
    You could post the text the way I mentioned earlier, but the images will not copy.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ashley13ashley13 Posts: 162

    Plant Name

    Where it likes to grow

    Heuchera ‘Marmalade’

    Shape -  Clump-forming evergreen perennial

    Colour -  Pink, bronze and yellow-brown coloured leaves with Pink/Burgundy undersides.

                  Racemes or panicles of small creamy coloured flowers. 

    Flowers in  Summer

     Height: 25cm (10")

    Sun or semi shade

    Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’

    Clump-forming semi-evergreen perennial

    Lime green foliage with racemes or panicles of small white flowers.    

     Flowers in Summer - Autumn

     Height: 40cm (12”)

    semi shade

    Astilbe Chinensis ‘Visions’

    Erect flowering stems above a mound of fern-like green foliage.

    Herbaceous perennial.

    Mid-green to bronze leaves and panicles of purple-red flowers in 

     Summer - Autumn


    40cm (16”)

    Sun or semi shade

    Geranium ‘Rozanne'

    Midsized mound of green leaves. Bowl shaped flower heads.

    Violet-blue flowers  5cm wide, with a white centre.  

     Flowers in

    Summer - Autumn


    60cm (24”)

    Sun or semi shade



    Salvia ‘Caradonna’

     Upright black stems on a mound of aromatic foliage.

     A perennial with upright racemes of violet- purple flowers through the summer above narrow, rough, grey-green leaves. 

    Flowers in Summer

    45 cm (18”)

    Sun/part shade

    Hosta ‘First Frost’

    clump-forming herbaceous perennial with teardrop shaped leaves.                             

    Blue-green leaves with gold margins.  Lavender coloured flowers in summer.

    40cm (16”)

    Part shade

    Hosta ‘Halcyon’

     A compact, clump-forming Herbaceous perennial.

    Blue-grey leaves and Light greyish-lavender, bell-shaped flowers in summer.

    45cm (18”)

    Sun or shade

    Geum ‘Totally tangerine’

    Tall upright stems with bowl shaped flowers. Herbaceous Perennial.

    Peachy-orange coloured  flowers high above a clump of green leaves.

     Flowers in  spring - Autumn


    Full sun

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341

    They all look right to me Ash.
    A very good idea to keep a notebook.
    Useful to make a note of when plants come into flower where you live, rather than the usual 'summer' etc

    Good stuff!

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,409

    Nothing wrong with your notes, but I can't help feeling you are setting yourself quite a learning challenge! There's a lot of wordage there, ( I realise you have pics too) and even as a word person, I would find find it hard to remember too many plants that way. We all learn in different ways though, so if it works welll for you, then please just ignore me!

    What I would do,  is to choose a particular plant. Say Heuchera, as you have two in your list. Go and really look at all the Heucheras in stock at your garden centre. Look at what makes them like each other - the shape of the leaves, the shape of the flowers. Look at the things that make one variety different from the next one - leaf colour, size/colour of flower etc.. Get a 'feel' for what a Heuchera is like. 

    Then do your research. Find out where they will grow, what soil, what pH, sun or shade, moisture levels, size, hardiness, pests/diseases. These things  you need to take note of. They are the 'facts that will back up the idea of 'Heuchera' you have learned from looking at them and they are the things gardeners will want to know. You will find most of the facts apply to most of the plants, so you only need to  learn them once and note the differences.

    Finally add a few pics of different varieties as illustration. You will now be able to answer almost any question a customer asks about Heucherasimage

    Now choose another plant! Good Luckimage

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