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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:30

Just look in your garden centre and I'm sure some of them will have different varieties .

My local garden centre does a dwarf one, it is called Little Maid and it is cream. I've also seen larger ones which are yellow.

remember the rarer it is the pricier it is likely to be.

Rose in a poor environment

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:21

Roses like clay so that should not be a worry and you can get specific roses for North facing aspects,why don't you go onto something like the David Austin site and you should be able to see a list of roses for North facing aspects.

what is Mertus

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:47

Hi primrose cottage I live in the south and my local garden nursery grows and sells two types of Myrtle, they are kept in pots outside ready to sell all year and they survive.


New rose bed

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 08:35

Mycorrhizal Fungi comes as a fine powder in a packet and you use it when planting, you just make sure it comes in contact with the roots of the plant. It is a natural fungi I believe which occurs under conifer trees, you don't need to use much per plant (a couple of teaspoons)

You can supposedly overcome the risk of rose sickness if you use this when planting a  rose where a rose as already been.

you can use it when planting anything not just for roses.

as for just planting a rose bed, I dug mine up and replanted the roses with other things as in the winter it really does look very boring. But each to their own its your garden your decision. 

what is Mertus

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:51

A small shrub,a little tender and yes it is evergreen,

i think it is a tradition for royal brides to have some in their bouquets .

Indoor Jasmine

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 14:13

Good comment Busy Lizzie ,I do wonder if the comments comming in are all the same type of Jasmine I think perhaps not.

Photos of the garden today

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 14:09

 This is a picture I took a couple of weeks ago in our local church yard,

lovely pics to Lynn,gorgeous hellebores .


Photos of the garden today

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 14:05

Lovely pics Joybell, doesn't it give you a lift

Indoor Jasmine

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 22:14

Do you both live in the same location?

I would still question whether indoor Jasmine will survive outside in the winter in the uk 

Favourite variety of your plants......

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:43

Sorry I don't know why it came up twice,now I feel double stupid, 

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