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Container rose for fence - north- shade. Alberic barbier or the pilgrim?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:07

The pot is 50cms tall and 55cms wide at the top. Not sure about the rose, depends on time of year and whether I've just pruned it! Need a step ladder. Think it's about 10 feet in that photo. It's 6 or 7 years old.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:59

Nanny Beach, I live in SW France, Dordogne. If you click on my name you will see my profile.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:56

Linda, I have a salvia with blue flowers called Blauhugel, it's always covered with bees in summer.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:52

They are spring flowering but have attractive leaves. Heucheras come in many colours and Brunnera comes in various frosted looks.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:49

I'm sorry, Dove. I'm sure the "lovely home" will look after her well. I went through it with my Mum, she didn't want to eat or drink anymore and died in her sleep in her "lovely home" with her brother holding her hand. She was 87. I was glad I'd gone to England to visit her that week.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:30

Looking good Nathalie. Leave the daffodils to die down for about 6 weeks, they will look a mess but they get their food from the dying leaves. If you cut them off too soon they won't flower next year.

In that shade bed you could plant Hostas, Pulmonaria, Brunnera, Aquilegia, Heuchera, Snowdrops. Have a look on Google or a garden centre that sells them.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:06


 

It was a lovely day today, 20° in the shade. I got hot in the sun. Here is a photo to show the sky.

 

Container rose for fence - north- shade. Alberic barbier or the pilgrim?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:01


 

I have "The Pilgrim" in a pot. It's lovely, but needs feeding and watering more often than it would if it were in the ground. This was it last year, but it's not quite out yet.

 

Sowing flower seeds for hanging baskets

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:53

Sow the Lobelia as soon as possible, it's a bit of a slow starter. Very fine seed so you will probably get more seedlings than you thought! Nasturtiums grow quite quickly when they've germinated. Put the nasturtiums in the middle and the lobelia around the edge. I've never sown Bidens, only bought it as plug plants.

Spinich

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:48

You can grow spinach in a container outside, but protect it from midday sun. Just sow the seeds into the compost and thin out when they grow to 6" apart. Don't let the container dry out. Add some organic fertiliser when they are growing as the compost will run out after a month.

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