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patio rose "flirt"

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 09:08

Hi, I've just received a lovely patio rose with bright pink flowers and want to put into a large terracotta pot, what could I underplant with to give as much interest as possible when its not in flower???

solanum or bindweed

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 15:50

ok, hope this works there are 2 different plants growing but not sure if they are both weeds, last year they grew up and then died off when we had a hard frost but have had no flowers from them at all so starting to doubt they are indeed what I thought they were.  Its not letting me upload the photo's for some reason will try again later.

solanum or bindweed

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 14:58

Hi, I planted a solanum in my front garden up against a fence last year along with many other shrubs, I added wires for it to climb but I'm not sure if what I have climbing up the wires is indeed solanum or bindweed,  how would I tell the difference, as yet I haven't had any flowers and I haven't had to tie it in its wrapped itself around the wires and rose and anything else in close proximity I'm wondering if I'm growing a vigorous weed instead!  Help please.

How should I shape my pittosporum

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 22:47

I have a dark leaved pitto (think its tom thumb) only been in a coming up to a year the new growth is quite a bright green, is this normal will it turn dark over the winter or has it reverted to a green variety, mine is a ball shape which looked good when it was planted at the front of the border but has now lost its shape a bit with the new growth, I will wait until the spring to re-shape.

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 21:48

thanks for your comments, I don't think I'll bother with them, I have some of the cat scarers but they don't work either, will just have to cary on with the water spray or hose when I get the chance but having the cats in my garden limits the amount of birds coming in as the cats scare them off, I've had to stop putting bird feeders out as it just attracts the cats who come and sit in the flower beds waiting to pounce!  Maybe I'll just get a dog instead!

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 22:02

several of my neighbours have cats and they all like to use our garden as a dirt tray despite backing onto a huge field, I saw these in the garden centre and wonder if they really work, does anyone have any experience with these plants, would I need lots or are they a waste of money??  Any ideas what I can use to keep them off/out !

hanging basket plants

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 21:46

will have to free up some windowcill space, can I overwinter the parent plants or is it best just for the new cuttings, and will the cuttings be identical colourways to the parent plants??  thanks.

hanging basket plants

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 21:37

I have just planted up my hanging baskets with trailing fuschia's and trailing geraniums and verbena, just wondered if I could take some cuttings and over winter them so I have a ready supply for next year as I spent a fortune to do by baskets and pots and it seems a waste just to start from scratch again next year.  I don't have a greenhouse just a big shed with windows all along oneside but its unheated, would they survive in their or would i need to bring them indoors, any advise would be appreaciated how to proceed.

Windy Back Garden......Help needed please.

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 21:28

it sounds just like my garden we back onto open fields and the wind really is a problem, I have an L-shaped raised beds (to keep football off) and have sun rising at the front of the house like you, I have stipa tenuissima grass which is lovely in the wind you don't need to do anything to it, planted against ferns christata affinis dryopteris a few hosta's, acers, echinacea, iris siberica shirley pope which is a really deep purple, perovskia blue spire, nandina domestica, festuca & heuchera's and have added some other perenials (lupins & verbena bonsaris, penstemons etc. in blue and pink, only planted it last summer and its looking lovely, the grasses really give it some structure and look lovely billowing in the wind, they all seem to have survived the hard winter although did loose a phormium but think that was more due to snow.  I do have to stake things quite early on to stop the wind damage.  Happy gardening!

where can I get a plant trolley

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:32

I did have a look on amazon and lakeland but both had not very good reviews, so may wait till I get there.  Thanks.

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patio rose "flirt"

what to underplant 
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Last Post: 05/10/2012 at 16:29

solanum or bindweed

not sure which?? 
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Last Post: 19/07/2012 at 15:50

scaredy cat plant, does it work

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Last Post: 05/08/2017 at 12:45

hanging basket plants

can I take cuttings of this years plants for next year?? 
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Last Post: 21/06/2012 at 21:52

where can I get a plant trolley

off to hampton court soon and want a trolley for my plants 
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Last Post: 18/06/2012 at 17:32

Iris Pallida variegata

do I dead head or not?? 
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Last Post: 12/06/2012 at 22:18

Roses growing through Hazle mounds at Chelsea

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Last Post: 30/05/2012 at 21:13

what to pinch out????

first time seed grower 
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