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Climbing plant for arch

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:35

I thought I posted here earlier and said the same as you Dove! Can't have pressed submit...

Taylor's is a lovely and very informative site.

Gareth - I also suggested roses, sweet peas and honeysuckle depending on budget and whether scent was a priority. Lots of Clematis are flowering just now so you can go to GCs and nurseries and see them 'in the flesh' too. Or did you want something evergreen so that the arch is hidden all year round?


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:24

A little reward goes a long way Dove 

Like sempervivums too - I split some earlier this year  (Rubrum) and they're growing away like mad. Was just taking a look at them yesterday. 

I really should go out and start cutting these posts down and digging the new holes but my body's protesting a bit 

The one I did yesterday isn't going anywhere! Nice and solid 

Just like my bingo wings...

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:18

nut's right re the Sambucus Birdy - no Triffid-style monster fortunately - just a lovely shrub!

Lovely foliage on them - if you like finely cut Acers you'd probably like these. Similar 'feel' to them.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 11:06
chicky wrote (see)

Was about to go and eat breakfast!!

sorry chick...

That'll teach you to have a lie in..!

What to do!

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:54

Sara just click on the blue quote window - bottom right corner of the post you want to quote- (it appears when you hold the cursor over the area) then click on the 'quote' marks at right end of the toolbar on your own message window. It'll transfer to the start of your message. You can take out a bit out of it too if you only want to quote a bit of it.

Hope that makes sense! 


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:45

Tina believe it or not broom -the plant- was used for sweeping brushes in ye olden days - hence the nickname.

And re your comment about men- not even much good for that.....

Let's wait for all the comments now from male posters!!

We're just kidding...honest....

Know what you mean about the paint. They always give you the amount of sq m coverage on the tins but I'm never sure how accurate it  really is because of lumps and bumps. Err on the side of caution- they might take it back if you buy too much as long as you've not had it for a year!


Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:34

Sounds like Desperado for some reason..

Here's one of my big snails - one was strolling along next door's jaggy garage wall and was about 3/4" long from head to tail!

 the geranium flower is for scale purposes!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:22

They're sumptuous some of them aren't they? I like the very dark and very light ones too -as with most plants- black and white I suppose. Green and purple foliage then lifts and harmonises with them and you can use contrasting foliage shapes without any jarring of colour. 

Getting a bit carried away there!

What colour is Mer de Sud chick- is it a blue? (does that translate as Sea of the South?)


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:12


BL- Icould only like it if it was on a mountain and several miles from the garden too!

What a lovely holiday you've had- did you get lots of plants? The opera sounded wonderful.


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:04

Noooooo chicky.....not HW..

I did some the other day so feel quite virtuous. 

Put an umbrella over the hammock and just lie outside and admire the views even if it rains 

Thank you KEF.

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