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Another bushy-shrubby unknown.

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:10

Cotoneaster, one of the upright ones.

two hedges

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:08

1. is box, (buxus) can with time grow to more than a metre and more.

2. is euonymous, again if left can grow quite large although it does depend on the variety.

Both nice, but patience is required for both to get to any real height.

Butterflies

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:02

Yesterday I counted( with some help) 18 butterflies in the garden. Large Whites, small whites, peacock, comma, meadow brown and a red admiral. Me thinks the effort has been worth it.

White flowers

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:35

Gaura is pretty tough bekkie and would do ok there.

White flowers

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:09

Depends how much space you have bekkie, I have phlox, gaura, and white roses. I put a strong colour usually a red or purple, to break it up. I'm not keen on a single block of colour, they can look good, but a single block always reminds me of a sheet of paper or a painted wall. I prefer a contrast.

rose

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:03

Could be unintentional damage to the stems, or drift from a weed killer, or just weak growth. I'd prune out the affected stems water and mulch it heavily. The dry weather we've been having hasn't helped. I wouldn't be too concerned.

Grass ID

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 09:57

This is the one reason I don't have grasses in my garden. Although many are very attractive plants, and often highly recommended by the gardening guru's, keeping on top of them, is a consistent issue, and for some of my customers. I am always being asked to thin out self seeded grasses from gardens, and many have come to regret planting them. They have their place, but for me, not in my garden.

Oh Thank You Neighbour!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 16:29

I don't have nice neighbours, a leyllandii hedge and an ugly fence, so I'm making it my mission to to be the envy of both. It's the best revenge I think. beautiful rose Beausmum.

Alstromeria

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:26

Although pretty resistant to slugs, I have found snails on mine previously with similar damage, not a big plant in my garden, and not a real favourite, but it's a thought.

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:31

Fluffy I only grow english roses from David Austin they are without doubt resistant. Over the years I've tried many and like you got frustrated with black spot especially. After much experimentation, I have finally found a good way of keeping black spot under control, and I use it in other gardens for people who I garden for. I have found it works. 

No matter what the rose, remove and burn the affected leaves, even if it means you have just bare stems and no blooms. Clear the ground around the rose, no detritus or dead leaves. Water well and feed. Then spray/soak with fungicide, rose clear is as good as any, and spray the ground around the rose as well. You can then mulch and make sure you have good air movement around the rose. I have never read or seen anyone recommend spraying the ground around the rose, but common sense dictated that the spores that cause black spot fall to the ground and rain falling makes them rise and re infect the rose. 

It works for me and my customers, it may seem brutal to strip the rose bare, but they produce new growth within a few weeks, and it's usually healthy.

If you get a further infection just follow the same process. I can honestly say, I haven't had a failure yet.

There are so many beautiful roses, I wish I had room for more, confining yourself to one type is a matter of choice and one I made for more than one reason, but I'd hate to see anyone who can grow whatever is their choice.

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