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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:07

Oh, sorry to hear about storm Verdun - although I do like thunder and lightning - always have. 

The liner and underlay for the pond have been ordered and should be delivered on Monday - I didn't get butyl in the end, but another sort supposed to be more flexible but guaranteed 40 years - if I'm still around when it springs a leak the empty pond'll be just the right size to come in very handy ............ they can put a rockery on the top 

Plant ID's please

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:27

My thoughts agree with Nut's 

Flowering Climber

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:39

I'd plant a vigorous rambling rose, something like a Kiftsgate, Bobbie James, Rambling Rector or Paul's Himalayan Musk - it would soon obscure the cable and grow up into that tree - it would look a picture



Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:33

Hi Arthur -   you can cut it back when it's finished flowering - there's some information here 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 14:16

It is a very pretty rose - lovely in a jug with some alchemilla mollis 

And speaking of roses Fb, my little Rosa glauca has little pink buds swelling on it's stems.  

Just had a visit from our Lovely Builder - he's going to come over next week and do a few jobs, including finish off the pond (he and his mate are into wildlife and fishing and gardening so they'll do a sensitive job)  - the liner has been ordered and should be here on Monday. 

The builder's mate is also going to find time to dig the new bed in the front garden - that'll save my back 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:40

Fidget, it's a Rosa Bonica 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

..... I've just ordered one of my favourite roses for the sunnier end of the Shady Bank, outside the dining room window - I've grown this rose in two other gardens and it's been a delight each time - it's only failing is that it's scent is slight - but it'll be growng near a clump of Sweet Rocket and some honeysuckle - I've been trying to find a better rose for that spot, but it's got them all beat!  It flowers all summer long and is the prettiest thing.  Beautiful for cutting too  Although it's described as a ground cover rose it can reach over a metre in height and as the bank is at least a couple of feet high that'll be perfect.  As it's replacing a very old scarlet climber that was here when we moved in, I've ordered a containerised one to give it every chance - I've also dug in a big pile of FYM so it should be fine. 

Should be here in 10 - 14 days says the email, but as they're only a few miles down the road maybe it'll be sooner than that 




Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:26

Yes, it will die and go brown - eventually the leaves will blow away in the wind but it may take a while. 

seedlings coming through at different rates - advice?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:37

Can you separate the seedlings that have germinated and stand those modules into a seedtray or similar without a top?

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:09

But you'll spend much less time in the garden over the winter, so being overlooked won't be such an issue 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:07

It's ok Verdun, I've not left the rosebush in it's box - I've carefully unwrapped it - how's that for a beautifully healthy rose bush!!!  Well done Peter Beales' Classic Roses!!!

 Stacey, a coffee would be lovely - make a big pot 

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