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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.


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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