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Choosing a rose!

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 18:34

Thanks Busy-Lizzie, that's very helpful.  I was interested to hear you have a Climbing Shropshire Lad and The Pilgrim in a pot.  Can you tell me the approximate size of the pots (height and diameter), also, whether they are terracotta or plastic?  I can plant one rose in a bed, but if I want to have one growing up the other side of the pergola (so they hopefully meet in the middle one day!) it will have to go in a pot on the patio.  I've no idea what size pot to get.

Rosa carrriola, that's a good tip to also look at the Peter Beales website.  Thanks!

Choosing a rose!

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:58

In October I had a back garden makeover, but I wanted to choose the plants myself and put them in the ground.  At the moment it's a blank canvas, so I thought I would start by getting a bareroot rose for the wooden pergola.  It has to be a repeat flowering English climbing rose with a strong scent, producing a number of basal stems and putting on quite a bit of growth in its first season.  If anyone has any experience of growing the following roses, I would welcome your comments: A Shropshire Lad, The Generous Gardener, Wollerton Old Hall, Claire Austin.  Thank you, in hopes of a reply!

 

To fell a tree to ground level, or leave a stump?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 21:13

Thanks guys - some really interesting suggestions there.

Eddie J, what an ingenious idea and beautiful carving, but a bit beyond me I would have to say!

To fell a tree to ground level, or leave a stump?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 19:26

I am about to have a very tall "christmas tree" taken down, as it is way too big for my small front garden.  But I'm wondering whether to leave enough trunk - say 3'-4' - to be able to grow a clematis or other climber over it.  Would that look silly? The trunk is very straight and about 30 cms diameter at the base.  Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

NEW LOOK, NEW YEW

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 11:14

Hi everyone, I've just arrived on this site and am looking for advice.  I have a yew tree that has gone wild and I need to cut it down to size.  What shape do you think would suit it best - nothing quirky, just neat and natural looking.  It's growing in front of a fence and will only be seen from the front and side.

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