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My Top Two

18 October 2017 20:16:58

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My first choice for favourite plants this year is as Hazel's, Tetrapanax Rex. Such a stunner. But before doing my homework, it was planted into my greenhouse border, where its leaves become so huge that the sunlight blocks a lot of plants underneath. As the summer progresses, I end up taking away some of the larger leaves. In truth, it was planted in the wrong place. But having been advised that if you disturb the soil around it, chances are that you'll get loads of seedlings. So for now it's staying put.

My second choice has definitely got to be Senecio petasitis, which is planted in my mini-Jurassic Border at the end of the garden. I love the velvety feel to the unusual shape leaves, and the newer growth is a lovely sight to behold.


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PeterW PeterW 19 October 2017 16:50:29

Two spectacular plants that I do too love. The Tetrapanex will grow quite tall in time so the plants underneath will be lovely underplanting for it.


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