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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.

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:15

There are about 10 or so hostas that still have produced any shoots but I'm assuming it has something to do with the fact that they were planted only a week ago.

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:12

Here's some pics of the new shoots:

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Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:51

Hostafan, thank you and WOW. 80 varieties, now that is definitely a collection to be proud of. You need to start a swap shop

 

I would order more from Bowden's but I dont want to end up with the same 20 varieties again. So I might give them a call next year and ask if they would consider sending me 20 different varieties from what I got this time.

If Bowden's are 20 miles away from you then I'm sure you will not resist the temptation for long. If not anything else just the sight of all those different varieties of Hostas will be magnificent (although I suppose you only need to look in your garden for that).

Your garden must be magnificent. Post a picture sometime if you get a chance.

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A summer's worth of work.

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Willow or Bamboo screen?

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Fourberries...what a waste of money

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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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