AWBAWB Posts: 400

Spent the morning gathering bits and pieces to create a Stumperie.

Spent the afternoon choosing the plants and ferns that I will need.

will take the opportunity to incorporate a hibernacium .

ordered some hellebores from waitrose,only £1.99 each.

What a lovely day.

photos will follow



  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    Yes I also enjoyed that one, and the shade garden incorporating logs & stumps really is quite additive.

    Spookily I planted out some more Helebores this morning, along with some Pulmonaria which will serve the bees in early Spring.

    I bought my Helebores from ebay as someone was selling large seedlings at £2.99 for twenty with free postage!!!

    I potted all these on in Spring 2013 and am now planting them out, I think I lost only three plants so it ended as 17 big healthy Helebores for £2.99 + a little compost and some patience! Now that was a bargain and good for my shady stumperie area!


  • Hello New to this forum and gardening stuff. I too enjoyed the stumpery program especially the mushroom log does anyone know where I can get the pellet things from? Thank Annette 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    They're called dowels annette, mushroom or fungi dowels.

    A search should bring up a good choice. 

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,107

    Hi Annette,  pleased to meet you.

    I enjoyed that programe too, wouldn't mind having a stumpery in a corner of my garden. Already have some wild ferns growing in the garden as we back onto fields. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    Sorry annette, I'm very rude. Hello, welcomeimage

  • How lovely you all are THANKS so much. 

  • I had no luck with my mushrooms but I think I used the wrong wood..... Loved the stumpery programme think it was my fave so far.... I'm now waiting for a tree to fall so I can snaffle the stump!!!!!

  • here is a link to mushroom dowels and starter kits


  • AWBAWB Posts: 400

    Just taken delivery of several fern collections from Long Acre Plants.£12 for 3 ferns,very good value.also good size Daphne odora Aureomarginata at £5.00

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,819

    I've just looked at that Long Acre site - lots of very helpful suggestions re shade planting - I've bookmarked it image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • I would love to make/build a stumperie as I have a rural even wild garden I think it will benefit the wild life that already visits us, my question is can you transplant established Hellbores.  How do you book mark the Long Acre site??

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,107

    Hi Liz, there's a 'star' at the top right hand corner, just press that to book mark whatever you would like to keep, sometimes its called 'favourites' and that word is in the corner too 

  • Thanks very much, I assume that is on the main page..... or am I being a little thick here??image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    It's on the computer's tool bar Liz, not on this website

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    Liz. I transplanted a lot of hellebores when I redid some garden and the success rate wasn't brilliant.


  • AWBAWB Posts: 400



    Just in from the progressing,



  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,107

    Looking good AWBimage

  • Thanks clueless the order was paced yesterday I've also been telling the girls in work and Julie is going to order some too ,so a little competition has been set up we are already thinking of recipes to use them in. You should be on commission clueless.Thanks.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,109

    Great spot you have there AWB !  We are thinking of giving the mushrooms a go tooimage

    Hope CB is watching this thread - the shoots of his revival are starting to show imageimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • AWBAWB Posts: 400






     A good day, fingernails dirty, I'm tired and shall now enjoy a glass of red.

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