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MOB rants

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:33

TinaTurner - don't get me started on yappy pathetic excuses for real dogs argh!

My bug bear - tenants across gardens from us (we have full view of their back dumps, sorry, gardens - rubbish areas for old tyres, knackered kids ride-ons, Not a loved plant in sight except for enornous weeds. One of these families has 3 kids and the back garden is used a dogs' toilet, so kids not even allowed out there.

They are both council tenants and it gets to me so much because I have friends in council flats stuck up on upper floors, in cramped conditions, with kids, who would give their right arm for that green space.

Surely council tenants ought to be liable for their gardens if they're lucky enough to get a house with a flipping garden?!

Rant over.

Oh and thank you Gardening G for original post!

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:27

1st rose above is Penny Lane

2nd pic is of a white shrub rose I have in a raised west facing flower bed, called "Iceberg" - pure white, scented, very tough, long arching branches so can be trained over things too.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:25

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19042.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19043.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

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.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 17:39

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 
Replies: 13    Views: 350
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. 
Replies: 7    Views: 267
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
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