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Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:22

Hi Steve,

I've got a climbing rose in a pot, about 5 yrs old now, cut it hard back to about a foot above soil level every year and it gives the most glorious, long-lasting display all through the summer. Flowers are cream/palest pink with a touch of apricot. Lovely delicate scent too. I'd swear by it. It's called Rosa "Penny Lane"

Hi Louise,

I've got a beautiful white, climbing rose called Mme Alfred de Carriere which is doing well on a sheltered north fence, Also have Penny Lane climber (see post above) west facing - doing well. Clematis- Nelly Moser has very large, papery white/pink flowers and mine is thriving on the same north fence...

Good luck both!

 

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:54

how come roses don't like your heavy clay soil gardenning granny? mine is heavy clay too, but the roses do really well.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:52

thanks

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:53

I'm with Grandma on this one, as her list is almost identical to mine

Also going to add acer palmatum, verbena of all kinds, chocolate cosmos, heucheras, astilbes, all spring bulbs (especially shade loving and boggy) plus diascias and good old mediterranean herbs/shrubs.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:49

Thanks Busy! I knew about its drought tolerance, but was worried it may not knit together properly now, when it's roots are still not established in the growing medium, without any watering. Should I wait 'til the temperature hits 10 degrees or so in March then (allegedly!)?

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:21

Just laid my first ever sedum roof with help from OH

Looks fine, but was wondering with it being about 1 degree in central London at the moment at night, if it's a bad idea to water it or not?

It came as fully grown sedum turf tiles, so you can only just see the edges of the tiles.

Will they freeze if I water them? 

 

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:18

Totally safe as far as I know.

Too cold now though.

Camellia

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:17

Mine's in a very shady part of the garden from November-March (ie no sun at all) and then has part sun from April. Full of buds at the moment but has lost a couple due to hard frosts. I've heard that they don't like east facing as morning sun + frosts can make the buds fall off more easily. My buds refusing to open for now as so damn cold!

raised flower bed plants - ideas please!

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:06

I love seeing what other gardeners have done with their gardens always inspiring!

Shed is up and needs painting now...once rain stops...then it's onwards and upwards with the raised bed

planting a raised flower bed

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:03

clematis sounds great Jo - thanks!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 09:49

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 15:42

Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06
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