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By Lubeelu

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Impulse buying from the nursery...again!
I went to my local (very inexpensive, non-chain) nursery on Monday evening just to buy some herbs for a couple of spare pots, and ended up doing what I promised myself I wouldn't do, and buying a plant on impulse. It's a rather stunning Broom (cytisus Hollandia I think - the nursery is cheap but not brilliant at labelling correctly!) and I now have no idea what to plant with it - those deep red and pink flowers are going to die off in a couple of weeks, leaving me with a rather boring green shrub in a patch of brown earth! What can I underplant it with that will add interest for the rest of the year, but not swamp it come next year? It's a newly dug bed, roughly triangular, and I was toying with the idea of a water feature of some kind too...




I think you have to decide if you are going to add a water feature or not before planting up, try and scribble a few ideas on paper on how you would like it to look, sounds like an exciting little project, would like to see an "after picture"
good luck!

26 May, 2010


Very pretty. I have to look away and walk past the plants section in all of Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury's and Morrisons since all of the branches close to me stock lots of plants. At least a garden-centre plant could be said to be a better investment :)

26 May, 2010

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