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Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:08

Hi Fritillary  - did you try to upload the photo by clicking on the green tree icon on the toolbar?

Climbing rose roots and gas pipes - bad match?

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:47

I wouldn't worry about the roots - but Paul's Himalayan is a massive plant - far too big to grow on the wall of any house - it will become very heavy and I doubt that any wires or trellis could support it - it is best suited for growing into the canpies of large trees.

 Paul's Himalayan Musk


Can I suggest you have a look at the climber Rosa 'New Dawn'  - a similar colour, a beautiful perfume, and much more suitable for a house wall.


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:18

Here is one of the earlier threads

I'll see if I can find some more.

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:13

I've got a Francis E Lester too   It's a beautiful rose.  It was planted in spring 2013 I think.  The first year we had just a very few blooms on the growth it already had, but last year it had quite a few more blooms and then made quite a bit more growth so I'm hoping for even more this year. 

I know it'll take some time to make an impact, but it is growing in quite an inhospitable place (shaded both by a large tree and a wall), but I'm hoping that by regular mulching and ensuring that it doesn't dry out at the roots it will eventually make it's presence felt in the garden

I think ramblers are a longer term project than HTs and climbers, but well worth it

Daddy long legs larvae

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:01

You only need to put the cardboard or plastic on the lawn overnight - it should be taken up next day so will not damage the growth of the grass.

I would use nematodes in September/October as described here

If the problem is bad, in the meantime I would try with plastic sheeting as described here

Broken in the post!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:44

Not sure that the sellers of Salvia divinorum (a plant which is used to produce hallucinations and which can cause dangerous psychotic episodes, even if it is still legal) will be worried about the legalities of the Sale of Goods Act or any other. 

However Rebecca, why not have a word with your local Trading Standards officer - after all France and Britain are both in the EU and there may well be EU regularions and laws which apply to both.


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 10:05

Fg   Good to see you. 

Expressions of solidarity from here in Norfolk to all our our friends in France.  OH has acquired a 'Je suis Charlie' tee shirt - as people who use pens/pencils/brushes a lot we understand their power and importance!!!

Morning KEF

Dd, glad your little Charlie is home safe and sound from his adventure  

Archie, I love your chicken

Chicky, love the witchhazel - love the wall too!

Hello to everyone I've not mentioned - still catching up

Hedging Choice

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:33

Many years ago I planted a mixed hedge of hawthorn, hazel and beech.  When it was established we planted some native clematis (Traveller's Joy/Old Man's Beard) and honeysuckles along it at intervals.  Some 30 years on I sometimes drive past our old home, it's still a wonderful hedge

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:29

I'm a bit late to this thread, having spent yesterday out doing other things

I think everything's been said

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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