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Roses changing colour

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 14:55

Interesting.  Ok thanks, It's obviously a trend!  I'll see what happens next year. 

Thinning trachelospermum

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 14:54

am pinging this to the top again!

Thinning trachelospermum

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:08

Thinking ahead to next year - I have a dark corner of the garden which I originally designated as a 'woodland' garden.  It is bound at the back by a trellis, and I have realised that the trachelospermum which is growing on that trellis is now so dense that it allows no light through, and my woodland garden is now too dark, which would explain its gloom and lack of growth.  I would like to either thin the Trachelospermum ahead of next summer so that I can have at least some dappled light coming through the trellis, or else take it out completely and plant something that will not be so vigorous and dense.  Can anyone tell me if I can effectively thin it out, and if that is not practical, what else can I plant which I could manage a bit more effectively.  The trellis hides the compost bin so I do need something growing there, but I could probably get away with annuals if all else fails.  Thanks to anyone with any thoughts!

Roses changing colour

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:01

I have a rose bush in my back garden, (although I forget the exact variety) which has always been pure white - we always referred to them as 'Maddy's roses' as my daughter was mad about Alice in Wonderland as a child and there are white roses in the book.  But today I go out and the beautiful roses have a definite pink blush about them?  Incidentally my pure white hydrangea serrata also has now got a definite pinky blush, but as I have an alkaline soil I wasn't as surprised by this, although this is the first year it has been so pronounced.  Any ideas anyone?  

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 18:26

Thank you everyone, I'm grateful for your comments. I am going to repost once my laptop is repaired with a photo of the one I like, and queries about whether I can keep it to  a manageable size.  Have a good week everyone!!

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 20:20

Thanis.  I wonder if that is the one I want - there is one I can see in my neighbourhood which is already about a metre high so I may not be on the right track with Firepower after all. 

Nandina Domestica

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 18:31

I admire these and would like to plant them by my front door.  However I have trouble identifying the one I like most, as when I try to buy a specimen they are identified by variety names none of which I recognise.  I want the one with red leaves/berries in the autumn, white flowers earlier.  Is that 'Firepower'?  Also does anyone know how quickly they grow? Their final size as advertised is ultimately going to be too big.  I can take a height of about 5' but dont want a massive girth to the plant, there isnt room.  Any suggestions? Thanks 

Anyone know what this plant might be?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:09

Oh you might be right.  I have looked at images on google and it is similar.  thanks, it is in the wrong place but that does help me choose where to move it.  Happy to her if anyone else concurs

Anyone know what this plant might be?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:00

Hi, I thought this was Maidenhair Fern but pretty sure now it is't.  It is growing very vigorously this year, about to burst into little flowers which I seem to remember are whitish/yellow but not entirely sure.   Any suggestions?  Thanks

Plant ID, Rose

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 07:37

I think it looks like "Little Rambler'

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Anyone know what this plant might be?

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