M Fent


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Peony

Posted: Yesterday at 19:04

Phew, thanks fairygirl. should it be even growing these new shoots now? What with impending winter looming

Peony

Posted: Yesterday at 18:53


I brought a bare root peony (Sarah Bernhadt) in late spring on a punt becuase it was reduced to £2; i planted it and it threw up leaves and looks healthy now. However picky me has decided it isnt in the right place so i dug it up today and moved it but i saw these shoots that were buried quite deep which having read isnt good for flowering. Have i done the right thing to plant it so the shoot tips are above ground level? or do they need to be below but not so deep? 

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 19:44

Thanks Dave. Does your wall get much direct sun? 


I cant wait to smell its first flower

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 18:04

Wow that is cold. So long as im not wasting precious time trying to grow something that wont be happy with its conditions. 

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 12:34

So good TLC will do the world of good for her?


I get confused when website's suggest she will grow well on a north facing wall but then mentions that it will need at least 4 hours direct sun; a north facing wall will get no direct sun for much of the year with a few moments at sunrise/sunset in high summer.


I will see how she fairs, as to have the scented blooms will be so nice near the kitchen/bedroom windows.


Thanks Dovefromabove for your reply.

North Facing Wall

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 20:58

I've planted a Madame Alfred Carriere rose with the intention of training it to cover a north facing wall as it keeps getting mentioned as being good in shade. Can somebody who actually grows miss Carriere on a north facing wall give me a 'review'/account of how well she performs in this condition? Does she flower well or just the odd flower in a mass of green? Is her scent as good as they say? Photos welcome!!

Climber For Large Container

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 15:02

Ideally scented flowers aswell!!   

Climber For Large Container

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 15:01

Can somebody recommend a large climber to cover a large sheltered east facing wall which would be growing in a 'stone' cattle water trough (3ft deep, 2ft wide and 5ft long)? 

Buying plants

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 07:23

I live in Derbyshire.


So there is nothing really stopping me as a gardener from buying whilesale, bar telling a white lie?

Buying plants

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:44

Hi all.


Not sure if this is a taboo topic but does anyone know where you can buy a large amount of perennials at not so high prices? Looking at wholesale nurseries, they only sell to the trade. However, how would they know if I wasnt, say, a fledgling nursery? 


apolog if this isnt allowed.

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