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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Rowan Tree

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 15:45

p8ssi0n, Rowan are "Sorbus Rosaceae" and can grow quite large, if you do not have room for it the best plan is to give to some one who has. It has orange fruit which are poisonous so should be kept away from children.
It needs full sun or semi shade, fertile soil kept moist, although some will grow in dry conditions. We do have a few of them around here mainly on front gardens which in time they shade as the canopy grows, nice to look at but I would not grow one.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 12:37

Teesside had a haze this morning but by the time I had showered the sun burnt it off so I had breakfast in the garden, the start of what I call the outside months.
Had to go shopping, and sat watching all the flowers pass by, Ladies from eight to eighty in summer outfits looking very floral indeed, it is as if we all suddenly woke up from a nightmare of bad weather to somewhere over the Rainbow, I may write a song about it.
Lunch over and into the garden, like the pictures of thermometers, I stick a finger up, if it burns it is hot if it drops off it must be cold.



Posted: 24/05/2012 at 12:29

Emma, I have looked at your Gallery and it is indeed lovely apart from most of the pictures are indoors.
We are complaining about the lack of colour in some of the show gardens, to me the colour scheme is green, admittedly many shades of green, the Irish wrote a song about it.
We never see all the gardens especially the smaller ones unless they win a gold, then we get two presenters jabbering on when we only want to see the garden, I do admit to turning the sound off at times.
They are probably tied by the Chelsea Gardens wanting to get paying punters through the gates.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 13:56

Teesside, nothing but blue sky do I see, they should write a song about it.
Was driving along our leafy lanes amid fields of Rape, is any one else put off by the smell of the stuff, I ended up with the car windows closed and the air con on, at least it filtered some of the smell.
Back into the garden now to refresh my March sun tan, slad for tea today boiling the fresh eggs at the moment.


Identify Please ?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 13:36

Flowerchild, I think you are right, I should have checked out the size now after several years as Stephen said, what is wrong with feet and inches.
They do produce flowers white through Yellow like"Lutescens" though there are many whites but with colour in the base.
Mine are in semi shade with acid soil and have just finished blooming rotten weather or not.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:28

Teesside has---- wait for it---- wall to wall blue sky and brilliant warm sunshine.
I came in from the garden for a cup of tea and got carried away answering queries on here, naughty wasting sunshine so away with the laptop and back out to where the washing is blowing on the line and all is well with my world "err" apart from a sore throat that is.


Clematis 'Bijou'

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:22

David, yes a very nice flower although I would ask why.
I like my Clematis climbing and flowering at height set off by under planting.
I am not quite with this modifying plants to suit a fashion, Clematis are big and blowzy down to small and delicate but at head height where I love them, I do not want a crick in my neck looking for them at ground level.
just my opinion of course.

Identify Please ?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:13

Stephen, going by the leaf shape and flower I would say,
"Bauhinia variegata Candida"
Semi evergreen shrub grown for its flowers. Grown in a pot you can thin it out after flowering, water well in summer but reduce watering in winter.
Planted as a tree it will grow to 30 feet high and 30 feet spread, I will let you turn those measurements into Latin, I am too old for fiddling with what I grew up with.
Unless you have plenty of room keep it in the container, wheel it out when in flower then move something else in flower to the front, it works for me.


Geum with red and yellow flowers on one plant

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 10:58

My Geum is an old one and has been all over the garden, it never did much for years then I re-planted it in front of the greenhouse and it has really settled there. Now in full bloom orange flowers standing tall I did notice some yellow yesterday and on investigation discovered creeping buttercup.
Out that came and now there are only orange flowers.
Several of my plants have been round the garden including the Deutzia which is also now in full bloom and enjoying its semi shade position although it does get afternoon and evening sun.
i have no answer to the multi coloured Geum but it does sound interesting.



Posted: 22/05/2012 at 00:02

Hello HCF, I got five green bags of cut down bushes and weeds out of the garden today and moved the creeping buttercup from among the Geums in full flower, Peony and many other flowers in the borders despite the two months of cold rain, cold wind, and just plain cold.
My garden on a north eastern coast has more colour than Chelsea outside gardens, some clever stuff must admit and yes the Yorkshire garden does look like a local hillside. I always thought of Chelsea as a rainbow of colour, it has all got very dull a bit like our weather. Still we do have Carol to bring a bit of colour in although yesterdays outfit was a bit off putting with those white wellies.

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