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Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 12:51

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 07:51

thanks Dove - that's a good point - I may just leave it this time - I fear I am a bit prune-happy!

Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 07:49

Thans BL - your photo is great - as is your garden! What a stunning rose.

Does it mind being pruned hard? I love the colour and would like to get one, as I already have a Generous and a Shropshire on a west wall, so wanted something different.

It would also get a lot of sun once it is about 5.5ft high as it would be above fence level and could also use the ceanothus as support, so I'm wondering if it would tolerate absoltely no sun until it reaches that height and if it would then be better to get a vigorous climber/rambler which reaches that height fast...

Disease resistance is important though, as it would be wet shade (though well drained) and I don't fancy spraying all year!

Thank you again

Thanks again.

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:52

that's my kind of gardening Chris

Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:51

off to google meaning of heeling in!

Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:51

Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:41

Thanks *rosa* I don't like the look of Alberic as much as Alfred, so that's interesting.

Now I have to patiently wait for the soggy mud patch called my garden to dry out a bit, before I order my bareroot!

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:32

thanks *love* good advice do you also tidy it up in autumn?

also thanks to *dove and *Nut* - I guess I won't kill it is I tidy it up a bit in spring

just reluctant to touch it in case I then cause it to hardly flower at all!


Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:29


This site mentions full sun is needed for Mme A.C., yet I have read posts elsewhere saying it does very well on a north wall - has anyone had any success with it on a north wall and does it repeat flower well?

My fence is about 6ft high and next door neighbour has glorious, huge ceanotus that he's happy for my rose to grow into - I also have a clematis (can't recall which one but paper thin huge pale pink flowers, late summer) on my north fence which it would share with climbing rose.

Ideally looking for a pale pink/darker pink or white climber that flowers also when my clematis is in flower - but would Alberic be too virorous and invade everything?

Scent would be good too - I don't ask for much, do I?

Any other advice gratefully received

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 21:46

Heat wave I wish!

Thanks for all your replies - mine is in quite heavy soil in a raised bed with plenty of sun. 

I onlylightly clipped it last year, after it had flowered, but it literally only produced about 5 flowers!

*Dove* If mine is one that flowers on new wood (I think the flowers were in late-ish summer rather than spring) then shouldn't I prune it lightly in early to mid Spring rather than Autumn/Winter, or doesn't it make any difference?


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