Busy-Lizzie


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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:06

But Deano, your garden is so beautifully kept and tidy. How do you have time if you are working? I'm retired and my veggie garden is a bit of a mess.

Full sun fragrant climbing rose

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:03

Though you have looked already! Read through too quickly! But the link I gave shows Albertine.

Full sun fragrant climbing rose

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:00

How strange, I had Albertine in England and I have it here in France and it's one of the most fragrant roses I know. If you look it up on the RHS site it says very fragrant and also on this link for David Austin roses it says strong fragrance. http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=11

Have a look a the David Austin roses, there are some lovely fragrant climbers there. Falstaff is a lovely deep crimson fragrant one.

Just bought Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace" 30cm tall

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:53

They grow pretty quickly and I think it would prefer to be planted, unless it's somewhere like in a lawn and risks getting mown over!

plats id please

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:52

And they are sideways, but I'm pretty sure the 3rd one is a weed.

Bug ID help needed

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:50

I think they are blackfly, especially as there is an ant there. Aphids, black and green are like cows for ants who milk them. Spray with soapy water. I don't know what they will do to sambucus, but they can ruin broad beans.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:30

Here is a blue phlox of some sort, forgotten which it is. It got very battered by the rainb and I tied it up so it's not looking it's best. In real life it's a lovely clear pale blue, not sure how the photo

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24710.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

will be.

My New Arbour

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:37

Artjak, cushions are on the shopping list. What with all the gardening, don't think I've time to make them!

Was thinking of clematis up the sides, a bit shady, dappled shade under the pseudo-robinia, but will look up Spirit of Freedom - just love the name and I like David Austin roses.

What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:33

I have a Falstaff in a pot, not out enough for a photo, but here is a Google one.

http://www.about-garden.com/images_data/3358-rosa-falstaff-climbing-climbing-rose.jpg

 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:28

Gardeningfantic, I love your garden. Birdy's peonies are such a fabulous colour, think I've said both those comments before, but it's still true!

As for Deano's veg garden it's so tidy and beautiful. Mine's a mess. Here's mine, more advanced, but it is France - even though this spring has been fairly awful.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24703.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24704.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 I use permeable fabric to keep the weeds down, can't cope with the veg and the flowers otherwise and weeds here are very vigorous! Did you know it takes 5 weeks for groundsel to get from seed to full-flowering maturity? And groundsel isn't a particularly difficult weed.

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