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Shady Characters

15 May 2017 12:40:18

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Last year I bought three shade loving plants which now reside beneath the big gunnera clump. The gunnera  provides shade during the main summer months that keeps them happy. They are Brunnera macrophyllum "Jack Frost"   Podophyllum "Spotty Dotty"  and Lamiastrum"Hermanns Pride".  They have put on a lot of growth this year and look great, especially spotty dotty which I really love. The foliage in all three of them is bright and cheery. 


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Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 May 2017 12:53:30

Wow! I love that third plant. I've never heard of it. I think it'll be going on my list.


Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 15 May 2017 16:54:29

Me too looks like a flock of birds!


Myrtle Myrtle 15 May 2017 18:24:58

The right plant in the right place!


accsean accsean 15 May 2017 18:52:20

Three great plants there, Rhody and all happy out.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 15 May 2017 23:00:34

Spotty Dotty are always a talking point and very few visitors pass them without asking what they are. I love both the leaves and the dark flowers. Brunner 'Jack Frost' is so popular and for a good reason, a super plant.


Fleurette Fleurette 17 May 2017 09:21:14

Rhody, in what way is the lamiastrum different to a lamium?  Tidier, less straggly, stronger markings?

All three look really well and should give good interest under your great umbrellas.  


rhody rhody 19 May 2017 23:39:46

Fleurette, the lamiastrum is a little more straggly but good markings and nice plant.


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