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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 04:55 pm
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Need a bit of help here, question is what type of heather would you choose if you had heather on your layout ?


Type A


Type B


Type C

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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 05:03 pm
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Martin--That's an impossible question for me to answer--since I have never seen the stuff. I don't know anywhere that it grows in the NE US. Like gum trees, I think that answers are going to have to come from outside the US.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 07:12 pm
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In the U.K. Heather is normally dark blue/purple, pink or yellow colour not mixed. But some one with more knowledge on heather my correct me on this.

Any how I like both types you have pictured :2t:



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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 07:14 pm
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Gone for type A



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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 08:56 pm
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I like type C the most. Think that color is closest too the actual color for the heather I know.
Type A is a bit too dark / intense. Type B is a bit light.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 10:52 pm
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Alwin,

Heather is indigenous to the UK, more than anywhere else in the world some say.

There is no simple answer, it depends on :

1) (Crucially) - the time of year; various coloured species flower at different times.

2) Locality (north or south).

3) Altitude.

In general terms, your Type A is best - typically of rougher ground in autumn, both north & south but absolutely right for northern hills (& also southern rough, higher heathland/moor areas).

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 Posted: Wed Apr 23rd, 2014 10:16 pm
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Michael, Martin,

We've got heather in the Netherlands too. Overhere it looks like this:
Dutch heathland
I see heathland here often so I know the color overhere is almost like the one shown in the link. With that color I think color A is to hard / dark.

I like to see a picture of the heathland were you were talking about to compare that with heathland overhere. My quick google search gave me nothing.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 11:20 pm
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Hello Alwin,

Sorry for my delay in replying, we've been away from home & internet for a while.

Your link to "Dutch Heathland" could almost be England but your pinky/purple colour and the shape of the heathers looks softer & more gentle than ours.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 4th, 2014 12:04 am
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Alwin: heather photos, all April 2012. The full purple colour has faded overwinter till Aug - Sept, depending on height & latitude.

Central Highlands:







Central Highlands, higher altitude :





Far Northwest Highlands, lower altitude :

Our own version of "Ship Rock, US" - with departing alien spaceship :






Outer Hebrides, Sea Level.  Mrs Salada's new friends :






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 Posted: Wed Jun 4th, 2014 12:19 am
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Sorry my friends, didn't update this. heather looks like this now...

heather







heather with green grass







heather with dry grass..







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