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The current T/V series Great British Gardens Revival


is very good, but mostly concern people with huge
acreages of land.
Most of us have small gardens.
Therefore, to get the same visual effects we need to
collect smaller, slow growing hardy plants that will
not need a lot of pruning to control.

Even setting up a section of a small garden with
miniature hardy plants could be used to create the
same effects as those landscapes shown on this
programme. I want to do this.

Members suggestions could be listed, to make GC
label searching easier.

I only know a Thuja is slow growing, maximum height
12 feet after 20 years, makes a good evergreen focal point, is better than other Conifers.
Dwarf Munstead Lavenders are smaller than the convential varieties.

Designing a section of a small garden using members’
suggestion to create an improved visual landscape is another way of passing these dreary winter months. Just need the names.

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Hi Diane have you looked at Goypedia?
it has a section on small garden ideas and small trees
I often lok at it if I need info

10 Jan, 2014


Hi Diane ..
Thanks Pam .. I've added this blog to GoYpedia.

10 Jan, 2014


I'll kick this off with a suggestion for a tree suitable for a small garden - amelanchier. Coppery young leaves, white flowers in spring, berries in August that the birds absolutely adore, and autumn colour. The variety 'Ballerina' grows upright, with very little spread

10 Jan, 2014


Thank you Pam and Andrewr. Have never heard of
Amerlanchier - a good start - need more to think about.

11 Jan, 2014


Hi again Diane ..
Sarcococca confusa is quite slow growing.
Good for shadier areas and for winter flowers/scent.

12 Jan, 2014


Thank you Andrewr and Terratoonie. Will take these two
suggestions to the GC when I go.
Really it like going to the library, a great help knowing what to look for, as the staff put them in alphabetical order.

13 Jan, 2014


Hi Diane ...
My Sarcococca shrubs are currently in flower ..
There is a photo on my current blog called 'Sunshine after weeks of wet'.
Mine are growing in areas which are sunny with some shade later in the day, but I have been told they will do well in deeper shade.

13 Jan, 2014


Our local watergarden centre was on last weeks great british garden revival!

13 Jan, 2014

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