Posted: 03/07/2013 at 09:20
Hi Salino - bluejan - all. bluejan - ref the request for Hosta pics I have just been out and taken some and would like to send individual pics but t'would take ages so will send them in groups as they are growing will send today. Salino. Ref the Roses their foliage is a lovely fresh green as you said and also they are very very prickly. That tree in the backround is a Rowan, always been a great favourite of mine, all those lovely berries to see and for the birds in Autumn. I have planted that myself since living here (near 3 yrs) along with a grey(ish) foliaged Malus, a fastigiate Hornbeam ( another favouirite) but above all my very best favourites a couple of Amelanchiers. A tree for every garden I think, good all round and lots to offer.. I find Hostas can be vary variable depending on where they are planted, two of the same plant can look a lot different - I like to give them the shade they really need but grow more of mine in sun and they seem to love it. Just as a thought and thinking of your comment ref Clematis wilt I have to say I have never been overly successful with them either other than montana and montana rubens. What i did read though (and thats as far as it goes) in older books, maybe still the same, that ref that wilt if when you plant a new one to plant it two or three inches deeper and then if it did wilt it might come along again. Cannot in any way vouch for that, mer;ly that I read it - you might care to look it up yourself. Finally you asked about that small yellow plant on the right in the pic of the Antholiza I sent - it is a very healthy clump of gold Marjoram - super plant - super scent when crushed between fingers - as we do with these aromatic plants. Best wishes to all.