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Replan for my North facing garden

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:38

Not a carpet rose but a sprawling sort of polyantha/groundcover rose - Rosa Bonica - absolutely gorgeous, a pretty colour and shape, wonderful for cutting, repeat flowering and although it does better in sunshine I've grown it in a north-facing garden and it flowered its socks off. 

Not the most fragrant rose, but that's it's only flaw. 

Put it in the lightest brightest spot you have - you won't regret it

Climber that likes shade?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:25

Just click on the link I posted - you'll find pages of Clematis alpinas there

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 19:17

((HUGS)) ((HUGS)) ((HUGS)) XX

Climber that likes shade?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 19:01

Have a look at Clematis alpinas -  happy in shade they'll fill the space quickly, don't need pruning (only a tidy as necessary) and some of the darker flowers (like Barbara Jackman) look fabulous with the light coming from behind them - and the flowers are so pretty and on a child's scale - will be perfect.


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:57

I think the consensus from earlier threads was that it's ipad Art Studio


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 15:43


Soooooooooooo looking forward to our holiday down your way in September

compost or bark

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:42

My order of preference for general mulching of borders would be

  1. homemade garden compost
  2. composted bark
  3. bark
  4. MPC



How cruel is this?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:38
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Don't know what the stuff at the top's about  when I try to edit it out it's not there ...

Aha, eventually the picture arrived and the gobbledygook disappeared

Bachata and cake sounds a good way of passing the time

I'm just going to make a Quiche Lorraine and a smoked salmon and chive flan ...for tomorrow   I made the pastry earlier today so it's been chilling in the fridge - better get on with it before I have my lunch.


Plant ID

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:33

Could the first one be an agapanthus?

What Are These

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:31

Hard to tell just yet - but look around you - they're from the seeds of a plant that bloomed in your garden last year

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