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The gardening shows are always talking about winter interest.

Alcarcalime
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Jan 16 2013, 9:28pm


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The gardening shows are always talking about winter interest. [In reply to] Can't Post

My interest so far is in surviving it, not planting for it.

OhioHobbit found a book on our gardening shelf called *Winter Gardens*.

They recommend heathers and something called spring heath. It is Erica carnea, Erica darleyensis and Erica retralix. They will grow in our area according to our zone map. I don't know if England uses the same thing. We are zone 5.

There is contorted hazel which is also called Harry Lauder's Walking Stick if you have that in the U.K.

Our rhododendron is green all winter and can be kept trimmed to the size that would fit. We have to keep our trimmed on top to see the bird feeding area behind it. There are holly bushes that don't get really big also. They are beautifully evergreen. We have an evergreen ground cover called vinca minor that is beautiful all year round. We also have English ivy (Thorndale Ivy) that we don't let close to the house as it is too aggressive.

There is also a plant called wintercreeper here. It is a varigated euonymus.

Good luck with restarting the vegetable garden at the allotment. It will be lots of work, but worth it.



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Well bless my bark, it's time to talk about this good earth Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 12 2013, 10:27pm
    I'd like to sign up, but Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 13 2013, 12:32am
        Oh no! Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 12:57am
        I recently made sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Jan 13 2013, 12:43pm
    Oh wow, I'm in Valinor! *blinks* // Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 1:02am
        Chatterer. ;) Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 13 2013, 1:22am
            Watermelon Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 6:36am
                Well, they're tricksy in *my* garden! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 13 2013, 8:17pm
                    Keep trying Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 8:28pm
    Love your idea of a gardening thread Nienna Send a private message to Nienna Jan 13 2013, 1:45am
        My roses are variable Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 2:01am
        I had never given thought Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 13 2013, 8:16pm
            Lancewood, being tall and skinny, Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 8:26pm
                The Katsura tree in my front yard silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 9:58pm
            Dreadful things! Nienna Send a private message to Nienna Jan 13 2013, 9:19pm
                Oh dear Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 9:25pm
                I looked up lancewood on a DOC website Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 13 2013, 11:15pm
                    We have some Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jan 13 2013, 11:41pm
    We picnicked under the olive trees today. Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jan 13 2013, 6:18am
        Names for roses Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 6:40am
            That's a lovely name! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jan 13 2013, 8:19am
        Side note: there's an excellent 1994 Iranian flim called "Through the Olive Trees". // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 13 2013, 7:29am
            Thank you! // Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jan 13 2013, 10:33pm
        These birds do sound amazing. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 10:19pm
            Oh, they are! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jan 13 2013, 10:27pm
                Ha! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 10:38pm
                    Woof Woof Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 6:39am
                        That's got to be have, surely? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 14 2013, 8:12pm
                            He really did talk Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 9:06pm
                                Huh. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 14 2013, 11:38pm
                Ha! Amazing Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Jan 14 2013, 1:38am
                    Love those cards Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 6:47am
    It's cold and snowy here, but Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 13 2013, 6:27am
        Oh, it's beautiful! Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 6:44am
        Gee Auntie silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 10:28pm
            I had to go google that. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 13 2013, 10:33pm
                I found these images silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 16 2013, 7:59pm
    here's my nature observation for the week Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 13 2013, 5:18pm
        Good gracious Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 7:37pm
        Coyote! <3 Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 13 2013, 10:36pm
        Wow! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 11:34pm
    Nice flowers! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 13 2013, 7:33pm
        Those beans sound interesting Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 7:46pm
            Glad to hear about the lower temps! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 14 2013, 11:31am
    You'll have to wait a while for any decent contribution from me Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Jan 13 2013, 9:43pm
        An allotment? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 13 2013, 11:16pm
            It's a community facility Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Jan 14 2013, 4:22pm
        Your dogs are such model citizens Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 6:50am
            I got it with my Dad in mind Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Jan 14 2013, 4:25pm
                What a good idea for a retirement project Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 9:15pm
        The gardening shows are always talking about winter interest. Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 16 2013, 9:28pm
    Uncle Baggins photographed this golden eagle a couple of weeks ago: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 13 2013, 10:28pm
        Oh wow Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 6:53am
        How far away was the eagle? silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 16 2013, 7:48pm
            I'm thinking about 40 feet. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 16 2013, 8:06pm
    Although i like roses silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 10:46pm
        Absolutely Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 6:57am
    A whole thread just for gardening? Cool! Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Jan 14 2013, 7:33pm
        And not just gardening Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 14 2013, 9:12pm
    My garden this year alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Jan 15 2013, 1:40pm
        Success! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 15 2013, 7:23pm
        Sweetpeas Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 15 2013, 7:23pm
    Pics didn't turn out, and I *didn't* have a camera handy when I needed it! Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Jan 16 2013, 4:23am
    Well i went almost as far as Daniel.... silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 16 2013, 8:32pm

 
 
 

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