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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:38

..lovely sweet peas Victoria and beautifully presented I must say..

..and that' a nice driveway or roadside border there too..just above of Verdun's...I do love this type of planting for the frontage... I used to grow Linum narbonnense, the European equivalent of Linum perenne...although it didn't last too long in the border either..

....also saw Linum perenne growing in Nebraska during the hot summer doesn't object to lots of it's a native of that region... native Indians would add the seeds to cooked foods, like seasoning as they are quite nutritious... it was also recorded by American explorers Lewis and Clark in July 1805... where they saw 'blue flax for several days'...whilst travelling through Montana...

...history lesson do like plants with a tale to them...

Growing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:20

..I'm sure you'll be very pleased with them...nice quick delivery too...I never like to wait too long for these

...I wouldn't mind getting another Austin called 'Lady of Shalott''s a colour I think would go well with purple Cotinus...and bluey others...

Growing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:37

..lovely roses everyone...isn't that Royal William gorgeous..?

..not grown Bobby James..bit too big for me... here are a few more of mine..

'Mutabilis' .. as the flowers vary in colour from orange to yellow to pink...this is a rose for the acquired taste I think...grows really big..10 x 8 foot or climbs against a from May - October...individually nothing scent..but en masse like whirling butterflies all over the shrub... and that's how it is a big colourful shrub for the back of the border... it's best viewed from afar..


'Royal Jubilee' Austin and one that is new to me.  I have it growing up an obelisk..and out of strong sun as I gather it doesn't look its best then..gets scorched....I'm quite liking it...strong scent, almost too sweet...


'Chartreuse de Parme'... this is a Delbard rose...with a scent as strong as any I've had.. I think..better than Gertrude Jekyll in my opinion... but it is a hybrid tea and I don't usually grow these...


Growing Roses

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 20:01

..time to pick some roses....

..'Bonica'.... in a Chinese vase...



What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:40

..have a look at Epiphyllum - the yellow Orchid cactus..and see if that's what you've got.... very nice whatever...


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:30

..perhaps try the one off the know. .that lady whose husband suffers from high blood pressure...high cholesterol....and...bunions !.....

Stay Sure...?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:08

..Stipa gigantea seems to have grown taller than ever this year... it's a star the moment its shoots appear, and for the next 6 months...very hard to beat...

..although I love that pink Cornus there^...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 01:15

..this plant, Cistus obtusifolius 'Thrive'...really earns its keep with me... it flowers continuously providing you shear off the spent flower heads after each flush... I just think it's a fantastic plant...expensive to buy but worth every penny...easy to strike from cuttings...I took 6 last year..all rooted..and now ready for planting out...


Climbing Rose

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:03

...I've grown this sumptuous rose twice in the past... once by a front door, up some cheap but tall trellis..that thin stuff that opens out like a concertina effect...attached to the wall, so the flowers were looking down on us at the entrance door... which was nice...

...then I had it climbing over a wooden arch - a single pole type arch - as opposed to a rope swagger that you sometimes see -  this was a good way to grow it as again the flowers all looked down on you...however, a bit out of reach for the scent...

...and it does have a gorgeous doubt.. one of the best I think... but it didn't repeat flower all that much after June..that was it's only drawback... it across on wires I think is perhaps a little unsuitable as you are finding...not the way I've done it.. but you will have to persevere if there's no other option... I think I would try to salvage the situation by also putting some vertical wiring there you get cross wires so to speak...which replicates square might help...then train them up a bit....all trial and error with these wishes..

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:53 cute is that photo...fantastic... hope they'll be alright....

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