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Dougie212

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:30 am Reply with quote

Hi..

Please.. dont laugh gardeners.....

My wife has asked that we plant out a large terracotta pot in our front garden with a "large ball of colour and smells lovely.."

Does anyone have any plant suggestions please to create the above....

Thanks..

Dougie
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Arthur2shedsJackson

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:42 pm Reply with quote

How about a Hydrangea ?
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enyam

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:10 pm Reply with quote

Try a Choisya.
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r896neo

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:53 pm Reply with quote

if its in a pot try a gardenia, not hardy so will need moved in for winter.
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Dougie212

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:02 pm Reply with quote

Liking the choisya....

Are they usually readily available at larger nurseries?
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enyam

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:15 pm Reply with quote

Dougie212 wrote:
Liking the choisya....

Are they usually readily available at larger nurseries?


Can't see why not.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:24 pm Reply with quote

The common choysia ternata will be available even at the likes of B and Q.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:14 pm Reply with quote

If you're going for the Choisya, get a mature plant, or it will be a long time before your wife's wish for a ball of colour to fill a large terracotta pot comes true.

Also, I don't know about your part of the country, but mine suffer badly in heavy frost.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:32 pm Reply with quote

I see the op is in Staffordshire,so a Mahonia might be a better choice, they are tough.
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