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Miniature roses mildew and greenfly

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 09:24

I've found that miniature roses don't live very long as they have been bred to give as presents or as house plants. The leaves would probably have fallen off when the new spring growth starts. Some plants get mildew when they have got too dry in the summer. Depends how badly you want to keep them. You could wait and see what happens in the spring. Patio roses, which are a bit bigger live longer. I don't think miniature roses are really bred for planting out in beds, better in pots and they may need a bit of winter protection.

need help with bed design and roses

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 09:19

Cannas can grow very tall and they have red, yellow or orange exotic flowers.

Madame Isaac Pereire is a Bourbon rose that can be trained as a climber. Gertrude Jekyll is a shrub rose that David Austin also sells as a short climber. Lovely scent.

For the bedding you could grow herbs. Parsley is biennual so it will be green the first year as it flowers in the second year. Or try Basil, does flower but you can pinch them off which will make them grow bushier. They can be sown from seed.

 

need help with bed design and roses

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 23:11

You could try Coleus, green ones exist but may not be so easy to find the seeds or plants as they are grown for their coloured leaves.

need help with bed design and roses

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 23:03

https://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselectorimages/detail/WSY0005491_11234.jpg

 Would Nicotiana "Lime Green" be any good for you? Can grow it from seed.

Have a look at these two sites for roses.

http://www.classicroses.co.uk/

http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/ 

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:37

Glad you're home Steve, that was quick. When I was a young nurse you would have stayed in a week! Have a good evening. Will you be able to celebrate your birthday properly another day?

cutting back clematis

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 16:43

This site is full of information about clematis. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/

What type of trees to plant a long a driveway

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 16:40

They could be mixed with other trees, such as Rowan, Liquid Amber and Amelanchier. But I think the birds, small mammals and insects would clear up any unwanted crab apples.

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 16:01

http://www.azwishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Happy-Birthday-Get-well-soon-card.jpg

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 15:56

Glad you are feeling better DD.

Our lunch guests have gone. The slow cooked lamb was yummy and our friends were chatty so we had a good time.

Enjoy Ireland and your family Liri, was going to ask where in Ireland but Wonky has said Galway.

Well done Wonky, hope they take notice.

Planting in a very formal courtyard bed

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 08:47

That sounds lovely Topbird. I'd wondered about roses but roses need some care.

My Aztec Pearl is still under 3 feet after 8 years. It's still bushy. it's bed gets quite dry in summer.

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