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Standard roses

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 01:03

Some of the David Austin roses do meet your requirements fully and they are absolutely stunning.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 21:24

I agree with the other comments that you havent found the right buyer yet. A beautiful garden helps to sell the house rather than hinder. And as Joe said if people like their gardens to be just grass and gravel they would soon make sure that that becomes the case. Also the majority of the people who look to buy a house with a large garden do so because they love to garden so they would more than appreciate a nice tended garden like yours.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:59

Thank you very much for the comments guys. The first rose is called Tawny Tiger. Beautiful vibrant colours. The second rose is indeed Hot Chocolate. And the rose in the last picture is called Double Delight. I thought it was Nostalgia as well but then I saw them both listed in a catalogue so it must be a sister of the Nostalgia. I did buy a nostalgia recently from David Austin and I have to say that there isnt much difference between the two. Both seem to have the habbit of bringing out at least one tall thick main stem with 6-10 flowers on it which looks absolutely stunning

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 00:16

Quite a few stars currently in my garden however these are some of the main ones:

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A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:43

Ooops. Thank you Dove. I was on the general roses page by the looks of it. Ordered a few of them (shame that most were out of stock).

A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:43

I was looking at the Crocus roses and it looks like most of them are David Austin ones. However Crocus does not acknowledge this. Is there a particular reason for this? And my main question is: will these roses be a lesser quality than those sold on DAustin website?

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:52

Dove you are correct. That is the type of screen that I am after.

Lyn from my research so far I have noticed that the smaller the height the thinner the willow canes get. Maybe that has an effect?

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 23:00

Verdun, a living willow screen is certainly something that I have been interested in for years. However I have never ventured into it because I have never been sure where to start. Plus the height of the fence I am trying to cover/replace is only about 1.2 metres. I cant go any higher than that because it would block off the sun completely.

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:55

I'm looking to screen the bottom of the garden fence so that it brings out more the plants I have planted there. Am I best getting a willow screen or a thick bambo screen? Which one lasts longer? Are they prone to bending if exposed to the sun for long periods? And finally anyone recommend a place (website or shop) that sells good quality ones?

Thank you.

Advice about magnolias needed.

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:37

I've been wanting to grow magnolias in my garden for quite a while however the ones I have seen around so far grow to be quite large specimens. Are there any magnolias that are small varieties? Or are there any varieties that can be grown in pots in order to control growth?

In my previous house I had a type of cherry blossom tree which I controled the size and shape of by pruning it (quite heavily). However I am not sure if this can be done with magnolias and whether it affects their flowering or not?

Ideally I would like the magnolia tree to be around 2-2.5m high (8ft) with a crown diameter of around 6ft.

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A summer's worth of work.

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A question about roses.

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What pests are these?

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landscape-lighting-advice-needed-please-

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English forest design for front garden.

 
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Best fruit cage materials?

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Advice re: building a wire trellis for wisteria

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