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  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Hey, the learning is great though isn't it?!  Especially when we have this forum to learn from.  Everyone's so helpful. 

    Verdun, I would SO like to see some photos of your coreopsis, if you have time please. 

    Fairygirl, yes it's sometimes easy to forget that we're in such different parts of the world.  Being on an island, we do get lots of wind but thankfully having a lovely summer to enjoy the garden.

    Liriodendron, I'm just wondering if where I've put my coreopsis is going to be wet for them in the winter ... I'll give them a good mulch and see how I go. 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,322

    I know we're always told 'see what's growing in nearby gardens' but I like to grow other things so that my garden isn't just a carbon copy of everyone else's. Scottish gardens often have loads of Rhodies, Azaleas, Pieris and heather, and while that's fine, it doesn't mean it's all you can grow. Sometimes it's because of the choices available locally in GCs so I like to go further afield and have a different look if I can.

    As you say Charley - the learning process is great and the forum means instant access to all these other experienced, knowledgeable people - for free! image

    PS - I've never visited the Isle of Man but it's where my (English) Dad met my Mum many decades ago,  so it has a special bit of meaning for me.  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Oh wow, you really must visit the Isle of Man then Fairygirl.  And we have a Fairy glen that's all lit up at night so you may like that image   It really is a beautiful place to live, although I was born here and never left, so I may be just a little biased!

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