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Latest posts by Salino

A Very particular rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:03

..I like Malvern Hills very much, and I admire the way you have it controlled in a container.... I should warn that in the open ground it will turn into a rambler that appears to know no bounds... ultimately I tired of it, as there was too much growth and not enough flowers...past midsummer....

I now have Ghislaine de Feligonde which is similar but more gentle growth, prickles rather than thorns... and the totally thornless Kew Gardens... not much scent but continuous flowering and is making a small climber... evergreen in this far..

..if you really want Lykkefund - try it and see, it's your decision, things can be changed... one of it's advantages is that it sheds it's dead flowers gracefully so it never appears unsightly... but there is only one flush....

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 00:54

..take it to Dickinson's Real Deal.... might get 20 quid...

Evergreen Hedging Dilema

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 21:42

..this site might be of interest, expensive I imagine if this is what you are looking for, I'm not sure... however, a young man on photo no. 10 looks to have taken the 'balls on stem' rather seriously, if you get my


help me make this tropical with hardy plants

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:51

..if you can afford them, buy plants called 'Fargesia', there are a few varieties... 'Rufa' is my favourite or 'Jumbo'... they are hardy and give a tropical effect will little effort... give them a bit of time though.... non-invasive.. no trouble... grasshoppers like to rest on them in summer...

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:46

..there looks like an inscription on the bottom left and right...can you read what they are?

Planting for gravelled areas

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:44

..most of my garden is like this, I also have a 'beach' effect.  There are so many plants to choose from....  don't need to stick with maritime ones especially but Silene maritima 'Robin Whitebreast' flowers all summer if sheared occasionally...  Helianthemum's look really good on shingle...

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:39

...either...I've got it in a border... full shade.... it's very dull most of the year, coming into flower shortly... Nice scent but overrated in my opinion, unless you plant several bushes together and have the room for that... that's how they display them in garden centres to tempt us.... a single plant on it's own, I find, doesn't do a great deal... the scent experience is brief...

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:54

..thank you for the invite..I appreciate that... work gets in the way, it usually does - sometimes don't get home till near time right now, but thanks again...

I hope you all have a lovely time...  they had a nice little plant centre so leave some room in the car...

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:26

..I went to Anglesey Abbey a couple of years ago.... snowdrops all out but they do tend to all look the same to me.. I think you have to get very close to detect real differences in some of them...

I preferred the winter garden walk...there is such a dramatic surprise as you turn a corner that lives long in the memory...


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:17

..that's nice.. I like north Cornwall, especially around Padstow area or over nearer to Plymouth...what's that place called...not Lanhydrock but begins with C...can't think...Cotehele..that's it... one of the most beautiful gardens in I remember it...

my Daphne J. Postil is just coming into flower...masses of looking forward to that...

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