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AWBAWB Posts: 421

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: 27,299

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

    A search should bring up a good choice. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • 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: 27,299

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • 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: 421

    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 Posts: 86,078

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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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