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Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 23:02

There is a lovely blue flowered shrub, called Caryopteris that likes sun and flowers at this time of year. There are different varieties, including a gold leaved one. It's not very tall, so it would go in the front of the border. Trouble is it prefers a well drained soil so you would have to dig in some grit and plenty of compost.


 For the shady bit and a red touch, you could try a hardy fuschia, like riccartonii.



Climbing Roses

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 22:30

I prune them in Feb/March when there isn't a heavy frost. As they are in tubs make sure they are well fed and watered.

I don't know this rose, I looked on Google and the only reference I found to it was that someone saw it for sale in Homebase. I wonder if they have the correct name. It could be that it is a rose that only flowers once, so it will have flowered in June and has finished for this year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:56

Thanks Chicky.

John I'm going to copy and print that receipe, looks yummy. Thank you.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:57

Wisteria has a pod like that. I grew some from seeds once. But I expect it's something more exotic.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:49

Evening all. Got all my cuttings and baby plants ready to take to a friend tomorrow to be looked after while we are away. Just in case the housesitter forgot them. Got housesitters room ready. Did washing and ironing ready for packing tomorrow.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:30

Hello Caron, welcome, if you fancy a chat try Morning Forkers.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:28

Oh Stacey, you must feel gutted. Feed him on gruel for the next week.

I'm pretty lucky with mine, he does all the mowing and repairs, makes bits of trellis for my clematis and helps when asked. But he doesn't have anything to do with my flowers, certainly not weeding! We are about to go away, Venice and England. I'm leaving my cuttings with a gardening friend. House sitter will water, not totally reliable but not bad.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:36

Shady end of new bed has developed prettily.



 Flower garden getting autumnale. Michaelmas daisies will be out soon. Hope they wait until we are back from Venice.




Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:21

Morning all. Eventful weekend. Son No 1 & family stayed Friday and Saturday nights, then friends stayed Sunday night and Son No. 2 had his 30th birthday party on Saturday. Just been catching up on here.

Then we are off to England on Thursday, Venice on Saturday for 5 nights then back to England for a few days. So I won't be in touch while we are in Venice.

Friend who stayed gave me a big bag of mixed daffodil bulbs. Will have to wait for rain to soften the earth before I plant.

Roses after flowering

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:23

Just dead head them, down to first leaf joint if you like. Proper pruning is done Feb./March when there isn't a heavy frost.

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