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Latest posts by Rosie31

Inspiration needed - small trees for large half cider barrels

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:17

I don't know if it would be happy in a barrel, but my all time favourite tree for year-round interest is an amelanchier.   Stunning white blossom in spring, nice black berries, wonderful autumn colour, and it keeps its shape quite nicely.

Someone more knowledgable than me will be able to say if a barrel would be Ok for it...

RHS Cardiff - what do you think?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:14

Just back from visiting RHS Spring Show at Cardiff.  It was nice, but I thought a bit under-whelming....I didn't see anything that really made me go "wow".  When I've been before there has always been something special, but I couldn't find it this year.

Am I just getting old and hard-to-please, or do others agree?

ID please

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:30

Yes, I'd say japanese anemone.  I love them but they do spread!

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 12:10

Ha, not in this country Ryan!

Loosing my followed threads

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:04

ah, that's a good idea Yviestevie.... thank you!

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:03

We're just re-watching all of the West Wing and I think it is even better second time through....absolute class!!

Also got hooked on Breaking Bad.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:00

We've got a banana that is doing pretty well - we've finally (after seven years) figured out the best way to protect it without it rotting!  For a couple of years it died back to nothing over winter but it still came back in the spring.

The dahlias are not strictly tropical but they do look good - especially the dark leaved ones with bright orange or red flowers.

I've done ricinus communatis from seed each year too, they are great!  But not this year because we've got a dog now and I can't risk anything that poisonous round him (labrador, will eat anything).

i think this year I'm going to try some of those exotic-looking annual climbers, put up a few obelisks and see what they look like peering out among the cannas...

Loosing my followed threads

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:08

Very glad it is not just me!  But it's quite frustrating...

Loosing my followed threads

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:48

I'm confused.  I thought that when I contributed to a thread, it would appear in my 'followed threads'.   But no.   Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.   And sometimes it starts off there, but then disappears (this happened with the 'Seed Swap' thread recently.

Can anyone tell me how to do this right?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:08

One of my flower beds has a 'tropical' theme.... so I like the 'easy' exotic look, like cannas gingers, dahlias..... any other suggestions? 

Discussions started by Rosie31

Amaryllis bulbs - advice please!

Will an amaryllis (hippeastrum) bulb last wrapped up for four weeks? 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 12:18

Dahlias going free!

Would anyone like some dahlia tubers? 
Replies: 7    Views: 470
Last Post: 11/11/2015 at 13:25

Children's play area - help please!

Creating a zero-maintenance play and dining area for daughter 
Replies: 9    Views: 679
Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 23:16

pinching out dahlias

Replies: 6    Views: 547
Last Post: 12/05/2015 at 09:22

RHS Cardiff - what do you think?

Replies: 1    Views: 221
Last Post: 18/04/2015 at 16:26

Loosing my followed threads

Don't understand how to make sure I can 'follow' all the threads I'm contributing to 
Replies: 5    Views: 366
Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 18:04

Daphne is too big for her boots!

When and how to prune an overgrown daphne 
Replies: 4    Views: 368
Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 11:02

help with melons

how do i know when they are ready? 
Replies: 3    Views: 297
Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 18:10

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

What do you do with them? 
Replies: 14    Views: 514
Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 10:08

Suggestions please - shrubs for shade!

Shrubs for very shady, rocky bank 
Replies: 11    Views: 573
Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 16:20

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Suggestions please to cover obelisks quickly! 
Replies: 4    Views: 393
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 22:03

Cut flowers at end of May

What would be in bloom then? 
Replies: 9    Views: 547
Last Post: 04/04/2014 at 08:34

Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Any dog owners out there? 
Replies: 18    Views: 2568
Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 15:35

Protecting banana plants - suggestions?

Replies: 1    Views: 473
Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 23:05

Sweet peas in conservatory?

Advice please 
Replies: 1    Views: 842
Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 11:03
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