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Muvs Dashwood

Latest posts by Muvs Dashwood

Climbing Roses

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 13:29

One of my favourite climbing roses is Cecile Brunner. I love the little rose buds and it flowers well. Not so much scent though.

MOB rants

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 13:25

My lovely(?) neighbours reported me to the the ASBO line for cutting back some shrubs. MY shrubs in MY garden that were completely out of hand! They shouted (their usual way of communication) that the Dr's surgery behind us had complained except, as I am in the garden, several doctors have asked if I can actually cut more down - which I now have. They also dump christmas decorations and bedding plants - in carrier bags - in the space beside my garden - I am the end terrace - and then report me for doing it when I never use bedding plants and have a compost heap. Grrr grrr. 

need help

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 09:22

I went to the 'Field of Dreams' last year which has a glorious selection of plants. Its online so you can look at it and they do seeds too. Its in Somerset.

In flower now

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 15:41

Just looking around my very young garden at whats in flower now and I still have a delphinium in bloom, a shirley poppy, roses, argyranthemum, snap dragons, wild carrot and lavender. I have primroses, wallflowers, winter honeysuckle, pansies and violas, virburnum and violets. I even have annual sweet peas still growing but no flowers. Most of my spring bulbs are through with buds showing. My wild flowers are up and growing well too. 

One of the bonuses of living in the South West I guess.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 11:03

Personally I would like to see real peoples gardens (in Britain) and hear their ideas, some from the NGS would be great. Monty's garden is a very wealthy persons and I miss Geoff's budget versions. There was a lady early in the season who had amazing ideas for wildlife and I would like see more people who have a real depth of knowledge about things not just Joe Swift whittering about vistas.

Plants for scent.

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 10:44

I have some nicotiana for next year which I haven't grown before and I have a dampish area for the meadowsweet so thanks for that advice, luckily it is further away. I am going to look up the Compassion rose too. Thank you all.


Plants for scent.

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:18

I have a smallish sheltered garden and the vast majority of my plants are grown for bees and butterfly etc but I also like things with a lot of scent. A gardener mentioned Meadowsweet on another thread so I have bought some seeds for that but I would like to know what others grow for scent and perhaps I could find some space in my garden for more plants .

I already grow;

Night scented stock. Messy but glorious.

Philadelphus - 3 varieties so far but Belle Etoile is the most scented I could find.

Heliotrope - Cherry pie?

Honeysuckle about 6 different ones but all still small.

Old roses but would like some really strongly scented ones.

Jasmine - Clotted but still small.

Armanii - clematis.

Sweet Williams, pinks and lavender too.

I don't have a greenhouse so everything has to be hardy, selfseeding or die but I Iive in South Devon so frosts aren't very hard if we get them at all.

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:56

As a side I have worked professionally with dogs and took donations from the public and some of those names were ummmm ... interesting. Ganjha, Jaffa, Zeus, Blitz, She, Boots, Khan, Kaiser, Soldier and Gandalf to name a tiny portion but the most common used to be Ben and Max.

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:45

My young son has a red border collie called Fly and two black cats called Kizzy and Dash. We have, in the past, had a cat called Cat and rescue dogs called Grace and Gabby . My own collie cross as a teen was Meeshka. We did have a cat called Taffy and named her unexpected kittens Affy and Faffy - because we weren't keeping them.

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 16:16

I have criteria that plants have to meet for me to buy them.

They must have scent, the more the better

They must be easy to grow. Self-seeding is a plus or easy to propagate.

They must have flowers.

If the flowers are poor the scent must make up for it.

If the scent is poor the flowers must be copious.

Everything has be attractive to wildlife.

I don't grow flowerless shrubs, I rarely grow shrubs of any kind, they are a bit bleurgh to me.


Discussions started by Muvs Dashwood

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

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A chapter of a book

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In flower now

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Plants for scent.

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Tree and shrub stumps.

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