M Fent

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Need some ideas please?

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 20:20

Can you get rid of the grass altogether? plant a multi stemmed small shrub (philadelphus belle etoile? Lilac?) in the middle of each area then underplant with perennials? (Hardy geranium, nepeta, daffodils, bluebells primrose ?) i can imagine it already

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 20:24

Ordered some Miscanthus, Salvia pratensis and Nepeta last week and they arrived today for my new prairie style border that i will be digging and planting tomorrow if all goes to plan. Also bought some Verbena Bonanzas, Rudbeckia and Dill seeds to sow to plant later on 😀

Fruit Tree Training

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 19:15

Thanks Verd and Iain for the replies; such a fountain of knowledge! Would Wisteria be a better choice in this situation? (Crude drawing attached for reference)

Fruit Tree Training

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 19:59

Espalier/fan trained fruit trees sound like a good idea up here in Derbyshire (maximising light levels and warmth on a south facing wall etc) but the only problem being I dont have any borders that butt up to any walls. Is it possible to train a fruit tree to grow as an archway (ie over a path that runs around the perimeter of the house) then 'fan out' along the wall? Any reason why it wouldnt work? On the same note can you train roses in this way to?

hopefully what i just typed made sense!!!

Rose Arch

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 09:29

One can dream 

Rose Arch

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 08:55

Thanks pete :) time to get planting

Rose Arch

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 22:32

Initially i would put up a wooden arch way to train it to but eventually the Wood will rot away, im hoping that the rose would, by then, support it self and be free standing

Rose Arch

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 16:55

Sounds exactly like i imagined. wood doesnt last forever and those cheap metal tube arches are worthless, hence the idea of a self supporting arch. thanks for the push buttercup (i keep toying with the idea but then get put off incase ... xyz. Heres hoping !!)

Rose Arch

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 15:25

Is it possible to train a climbing rose (New Dawn specifically) into a free standing arch ? Much like an apple arch/tunnel? Perhaps a better question would be how old can a rose cane get before it stops producing flowering buds? If you trained a main frame (eg an arch), could you keep deadheading/cutting back to the old frame? Or would it stop flowering? Hope this makes sense to someone on here


Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:26

Sounds like you're not

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