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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Mar 22, 2016 5:04 PM CST
Hi Sue, those different heathers are simply wonderful! I'm planning a long strip of heather, small conifers and perhaps some of the prostrate Rhododendrons as a side border in my new rock garden putting together peat loving plants. Are all those plants pictured different named cultivars of E.carnea, or are there other heathers in the back, perhaps some Calluna? I will also appreciate the time in the year when this pic was taken, also its location in the UK because somehow you managed to get them flowering more or less at the same time! I'm assuming that the pic is that of your garden ( or part of it) and if not who ever grew such a beatiful place deserves more than laudation. Warmly. Arturo
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Mar 22, 2016 5:17 PM CST
No, this isn't my garden! I was at the RHS garden in Harrogate today at Harlow Carr and this incredible display of heathers is near the entrance. I'm not normally a fan of heathers and conifers but can't deny this is a fabulous display. Yes these are all named varieties. They are used throughout the garden in the winter borders and come into their own at this time of year.
Good luck with your rock garden!
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Best wishes
Sue

Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Mar 22, 2016 7:04 PM CST
It really is stunning Sue!
Thanks for the bonus photos too Smiling love it!

I can't manage the acid lovers in my environment, so I am particularly enamored of them in other people's photos
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Mar 23, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Hi Sue again, I wonder if there is a way of getting more info about that garden. Perhaps a listing of their plantings or a contact to whom to write. Naturally every garden is very much site specific and some like Dirt just above think that they cannot manage heathers ( or other acid loving plants) because of their given environment. This is naturally true ...except when you come up with a stubborn person like myself that will not accept it... Green Grin! I keep myself telling that I should not venture into more and... suddenly I find myself involved in large projects that keep me going for a decade or more, paying no heed with advancing age and...surprisingly I find the time and energy to get them accomplished and even have the time to share the joy with others worldwide... Big Grin Once again I want to thank all of those fine ATP people sharing up here, their doings and undoings in this garden world
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Annuals Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Foliage Fan
Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Birds Bee Lover
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kniphofia
Mar 23, 2016 8:29 AM CST
Here's a link to the Harlow Carr website.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

And another photo from yesterday.
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dirtdorphins
Mar 23, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Marvelous Sue!

Bestest wishes Arturo!
I can't wait to see your progress
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RobinSeeds
Mar 23, 2016 10:47 PM CST
I agree with Dirtdorphins, absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing!

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