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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..

..you'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...

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/13019/Pileostegia-viburnoides/Details

Fallen leaves on veg beds

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 21:55

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

SIMPLY RED

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 13:57
Beaus Mum wrote (see)

old friend of mine loved him and threw her knickers on the stage with her phone number written on them.  She was very excited to get a phone call but not so excited when it turned out to be one of the roadies 

 

...that just made me ROAR !...........lol.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geraniums/Cranesbills.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:09

..for Spring flowering I like these... Geranium machorrizum in shades of white and mauve/purple... I like to plant them together for a dainty effect...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64447.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 20:14

O Holy Night....surprisingly, by the incredible Michael Crawford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-4z9sytxc


alternatively, I like an ethnic version... Jana Mashonee
a quite beautiful rendition I think...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE7a7eM2bTU&list=RDSE7a7eM2bTU#t=13

..of course, with rising dental costs.... won't be long before we might be singing this...
http://www.carols.org.uk/all_i_want_for_christmas_is_my_two_front_teeth.htm


 

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 19:03

...shame you can't do any gardening... meanwhile...

I always prefer Wilkinson Sword, and I would be delighted if someone bought me any from this selection...  see what you think...

http://www.wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk/stainless-steel-garden-tools/hand-tools

Your favourite tomato varieties

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 15:13

'Suncherry premium' (a red cherry) for salads...

'Golden Sunrise' (a yellow cherry) for cooking...

can't say I've grown that many, but I always grow these 2...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system

..in case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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Heartbleed

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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