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The little one in front with the pink/green variegated leaves? here?I remember having it in our garden when I was a child.
Not sure but t could be a coleus
Yep,it is a Coleus.They are easy to grow from seed too.
Thank you!!! Mumsnet succeeded where google failed!I am growing a fairy garden on dd's grave and I love the colour of the leaves.
Glad we could help in such a special event
What a lovely idea.
It's a Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya), I thinkI hope your Fairy Garden is a comfort x
Second the Hypoestes (Polka Dot plant),It won't be frost hardy though, it's usually sold as a houseplant.
Well, that would be fine if I lived in California but sadly I live in Ireland and frost is fairly common! So maybe the polka-dot plant is not such a good idea. I also like the idea of tiny bonsais for trees but a lot of them are indoorsy as well.
have a look at something like this www.tinytreasuresnursery.com/Plant%20Pages/Hebe%20Silver%20Dollar.htm
Oh, that is lovely! . I am going to plant little shrubs that can look like trees, thyme and rosemary etc. Lots of bulbs in winter that can come up in spring as well.
There are some really nice alpines that will do a passable impression of a fairy forest : and if you are in Ireland, do not rule out this chapapps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=255and make use of some of these apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/selectionresults?ms=166&hg=134&sp=145&hr=29&op=0&sst=&snb=
Talkin, you are a fount of knowledge!
try fanatical gardener!that and I've built a green roof outside my daughter's bedroom window so have trialled lots of things to see what grows low, robust but has pretty flowers ....
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