London (change)
Today 17°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 4°C


Latest posts by Salino

Old floribunda rose

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 21:08
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Agree Salino, it could be Bonica 82. I have it and it makes lots of stems, and is quite vigorous with masses of blooms. I find it is so good it is best to keep it well controlled, pruning it back to 2-3 feet.

..yes that's more or less what I do... prune back to about 3 foot, as I like mine to grow to 5 foot by late summer...  it will climb too if encouraged.... but I don't have room for that....

..a floriferous beauty, in June...


Old floribunda rose

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:58

aah..that's a shame.... it's not Bonica looking at those.... Bonica is a much lighter pink, with fuller flowers.... like here...  the bud on yours I thought was going to show a lighter coloured rose than the one above....  sorry about that.. we shall have to think again... this is Bonica..


Old floribunda rose

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 19:58

..from its growth habit - those stems from the base, its foliage, glossy and modern shrub looking, dark green probably gets lighter with age... and its pretty pink flower that you say are double pink when open... and its reddish foliage on the young growth.... sounds a lot like 'Bonica' to me... just a guess, but this one has been around since 1982 and so popular it could be picked up by anyone, anywhere...

...see what you think Victoria...

Old floribunda rose

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:43

..they look alright to me.... if next summer you find you have single white roses with 5 petals, then I would cut those stems out at the base...but I don't think you will...

..quite a nice rejuvenated bush...

Wisteria - Advice on Selection of Plant

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:54

..from my readings, a variety that's often recommended is one called 'Prolific'..  for pruning methods you really need detailed instructions I think...but always remembering that Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) twines clockwise....Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis varieties, such as 'Prolific') is naturally anti-clockwise...

..I don't grow Wisteria, but from what I understand, once you have enough framework established from the branches, the summer growth that has come out from that framework is reduced to 2 inches, this encourages upward facing flowering shoots..'re going to have an awful lot of Wisteria going on there... one question I would ask myself is, can I maintain all this? however, we tend to go for these things regardless and manage the training and pruning as we find it... don't you think?

best of luck...

Planting bulbs in December

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 18:01

...I've planted Tulips as late as February and they still come up o.k.... some smaller garden centres give them away free at that time...well that's how I got them...

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:57

I reckon I could go into town on that.... you must have a huge area to cut...

Boston ivy

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 23:28

I certainly wouldn't grow Boston Ivy...that's more for a mansion that employs staff to see to it...

..I like to try something different that you don't see everywhere and wonder if you might like this one... especially as you will be painting your wall a pale shade of green.... This one is evergreen with dark green leaves, and white flowers... self clinging... and not aggressive....   see what you think...

Fallen leaves on veg beds

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 21:55

..just as well you're not my we'd fall out... I have a no loan policy...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
Replies: 53    Views: 2543
Last Post: 23/12/2014 at 09:57

Anything on your Wish List?

Replies: 25    Views: 846
Last Post: 29/11/2014 at 09:37

What are you getting rid of...?

Replies: 54    Views: 1929
Last Post: 29/11/2014 at 20:13

Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
Replies: 7    Views: 698
Last Post: 19/11/2014 at 08:38

Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
Replies: 5    Views: 467
Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 11:58

Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
Replies: 2    Views: 382
Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 16:59

Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
Replies: 77    Views: 2598
Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 20:44

weedy ID's please

Replies: 10    Views: 442
Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 21:07


Replies: 1    Views: 301
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 13:30

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Replies: 19    Views: 1326
Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 17:02

Photo test thread only...

Replies: 155    Views: 6366
Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 14:14

Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
Replies: 25    Views: 1333
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:41

Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
Replies: 12    Views: 1279
Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 20:07
13 threads returned