M Fent

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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.

Another plant ID

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 15:37

As per the title please... fragrant pink flowers on fine divided leaves 

North Facing Border

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 21:05

Thought it would be good to follow on from my post. Its not quite the full, lush and blowsy cottage garden I am looking for but it is early days (years). The marigolds and foxgloves are both grown by me from seed . I've managed to plant some geraniums (Wargrave) and lady's mantle however it is proving expensive to buy enough to fill the borders. any tips or constructive criticism is appreciated !! 

Lily Bargain

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 21:01

Brill, thankyou fairy. Some of the white shoots are growing downwards into the roots themselves; will they find their own way north? 

Lily Bargain

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:40

just nipped into big orange shed and bought 4 packs of 8 Lily of the Valley corns as they were reduced; they have started to grow some long white shoots. Having never grown them before is this normal? (Pic for reference to said shoots) and how deep to plant? 


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