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Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:06

No Bekkie - it's wonderful but it needs to be given it's head and grown into a tree or up and over a huge wall or bank, it throws up lots of long canes from the base, wonderful if you've got a big space for it to cover but unless you've got the same sort of space as a National Trust garden I wouldn't consider it.  And it only flowers the once, so it takes up a huge space for a once in a year performance (although the hips are lovely too).

Have a look at this one http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/francis-elester/  it's lovely, and in my experience not quite as pink as the picture.

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:28

Woody

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:27

8C here too Clari - coolest it's been for ages, but it's warming up nicely now and we have a Simpsons' sky

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:04

A eucalyptus can be kept small by coppicing if it's started young, and can then be successfully grown in a large container.  Coppicing is also the way that you keep the young growth which produces the more attractive rounder leaves.

Lots of information here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=361

Seasonal Pot problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:56

Don't worry about the bulbs growing now - they'll slow down when the cooler weather comes, and they'll be fine

What dragonfly larva is this?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:53

Why not send your query to Wild about Britain - they may be able to help http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/water-life-forums/68963-dragonfly-nymph.html

Let us know what they say

Greek inspiration

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:48
vikkilaurie wrote (see)
Sounds perfect! I'll have to research how one milks a goat though

I can milk a goat!  I'll be happy to come and sit in your taverna, milk the goat and make the feta if you supply the ouzo

Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:40

The climbing rose 'Surpassing Beauty' http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/surpassing-beauty/  is worth considering - it's a lovely rose, repeat flfowering and highly scented. 

It's not evergreen, but roses aren't evergreen.

Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:36
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Hi

.......  I have read that rose "bobby james" is very highly scented, you could always grow them together???? .........

Bobbie James is a lovely rose and does have a great fragrance, but it is a rampant monster of a plant, growing 30ft plus in all directions - much much too big for the site in question.

West Acre

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:33

She was in one of my pics

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