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Planting my garden (2)

So. Following advice from LJ friends I planted them all. From the top: Crocosmia, Vinca, foxglove and hellebore, and Shuttlecock fern. They all liked my patio. Let's hope they all like their new homes.

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ffutures
29th Jul, 2015 16:23 (UTC)
I didn't previously comment because I didn't recognise the names, but my sister has clumps of those ferns in odd corners of the garden, they're quite good at growing where nothing much else wants to grow, e.g. cracks in a wall with holes that I think was originally set up for them, but they don't seem to be taking over - they were there 50+ years ago and don't seem to have spread over-much.
coth
29th Jul, 2015 16:28 (UTC)
The Crocosmia and Shuttlecock fern are both supposed to cope with dry shade, hence they are planted in the lee of the wall, where the wall provides a rain shadow. The others are further from the wall. Let's see how they do.
pennski
29th Jul, 2015 20:25 (UTC)
Aha! I know your crocosmia as monbretia - I love it, my Mum hates it. I have some happily growing under an apple tree as well as in a more conventional flower bed.
were_gopher
29th Jul, 2015 22:21 (UTC)
That's what I know it as as well. Been thinking of getting some for the bed under my hydranger to see if it can out grow the couch grass.
surliminal
29th Jul, 2015 21:37 (UTC)
Foxglove in my garden is not only a weed but grows like one! Be careful. I do like the flowers though. And aha! So that's vinca!
gerisullivan
29th Jul, 2015 22:04 (UTC)
Pretty!

Toad Woods came with an abundance of ferns, including shuttlecock or one of its close cousins. May yours prove as hardy and healthy as mine. Love the Crocosmia.
stevie_carroll
6th Aug, 2015 19:37 (UTC)
The Crocosmia look suspiciously like the plants I have lots of in my garden.

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