Alan Braunton

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First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 21:08

Some random pics from a newbie

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 20:40
Marlorena says:

..what roses have you ordered?

In this corner of my garden I have 'Lichfield Angel' / 'Munstead Wood' / and 'Sir John Betjeman' interspersed with Geum 'Lady Stratheden', Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'.. Geranium 'Eureka Blue' Geranium 'Cambridge'[mauve].. Foxgloves and I like to underplant with annuals like bedding Begonias in pink and white..  

In Spring, I have Tulip 'Lady Jane' planted en masse with Veronica 'Georgia Blue'...

I hope you find this of interest...

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First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:56

I have ordered some David Austin Roses which are due two weeks time.  I have dug in some manure, can anyone suggest some companion plants.


Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:22

agreed but i wanted more of a meadow effect with varied species, we love the poppies lots of dead heading but worth it



Posted: 05/09/2013 at 21:52

For the past two years we have left a border purely for wild flowers to grow and to be honest it has been rubbish.  Seed companied are charging the earth(no pun intended) for them so I bought some on line with a few packets of cornflowers fro suttons.


Here are the results

Honeysuckle whats happening?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 21:38

i have the same issue with mine despite lots of watering the have shred their leaves but are side shooting so my thoughts are to prune and let it rest.


My effort

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:59

great looking natural stone ponddigger, how long have you had the set up and do you have plans to introduce some plants I think it would look perfect after a few years


My effort

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 19:07

Hello ponddigger

Oasis Clear pond 50 uv paired with a blagdon fh10,000, th pump is too powerfull so I had to fit a y-junction to reduce the flow into the filter box as it overflowed with the amount of water being pumped into it.  The y-junction has an adjustable outlet so I can alter the flow going into the box with the remainder being pumped onto the surface of the pond helping keeping the water moving and the supply of oxygen

The perfect garden pond

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 22:08


this will look great once the plants have time to establish and smooth the lines

well done


Posted: 11/11/2012 at 22:03

We heard about this problem a few years ago so we now have eight bird boxes and have opened up the plastic grilles to help the nesting process.  Around the house we also have five feeders costing a small fortune but we love to hear and see the 422 squadron which at its peak must have forty birds, all in a 60 foot garden 

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