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Patsy F

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help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 22:25

I have a Madame Alfred Carriere, but in a sunny aspect, and am about to plant New Dawn, which is a very pale pink, in partial shade.  What about a climbing Iceberg?  Incidentally, Zepherine Drouhin is a deep pink.  There are so many to choose from.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 22:10

Dug 3 holes ready for a Macropetala Clematis, Rosa 'New Dawn' and, possibly, a variety of Ribes.  Planted 2 Paeonies - one Sarah Bernhardt and a deep pink unspecified one - both from Wilkos @ £1.75 each, so I won't hold my breath! 

Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:42

Yes, mine is in a large pot and about 3 inches high now.  The perennials in the borders and poking through, tulips in bud - I love this time of year.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:39

A sunny day yesterday, so I mowed the lawn for the first time this year.  Then I started painting the metal bench in the front garden - got a third done and was overcome by the fumes, giddy, headache, felt sick.  My OH finished it for me, wearing a mask!  I'll know better next time.  Raining today, so will pop into Wilko and look at their packets of perennials.  Last week I bought a peony, which is growing well, and a dicentra, which isn't!

Help, I'm young and completely clueless.

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:28

Yes, books - Dr Hessayon's 'Expert' guides can be bought in charity shops or on line. Visit local gardens, particularly those that are open for charity - these will give you ideas.  Take your time.  If you decide to remove the paving slabs and plant directly in the ground, improving the soil is your first priority, using well rotted manure, which can be bought from a local nursery or garden centre.  There's plenty advice out there and so much knowledge on this site.  Enjoy yourselves!

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:16

You're just being cynical, Hostafan1!

wool pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:48

I bought it on line, as it was cheaper than the GC.  Intend using it around my Hostas, previously in pots, which I have (maybe recklessly) recently planted in the border.  I will use it once the leaves start to poke through,

Put A Name To This

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:35

Yes, I think it's a Hebe - very pretty.  I've been admiring one in a garden I pass when I pick up my grand-daughters from school - think I might get one myself!

Narrow Border - Help please?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:54

A circular lawn would look good with deeper borders and climbers.

Mother's Day gift

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 11:18

Presumably you were given this by your son/daughter?  I would ask them where they bought it and visit the garden centre or nursery to make further enquiries.  I can't imagine it woujld not be happy in a sunny position on the patio.

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