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Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:15

..I in that I didn't like many of James's choices, or at least I don't have any experience of them which is more to the point... choices would be:

Sorbus vilmorinii

Sorbus cashmiriana

Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'

Prunus 'Spire'

Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

Sophora Japonica 'pendula'

Eucalyptus if suitably pruned

a Cornus kousa variety...

Cotinus 'Grace' which can be trained as a small tree

can't think of any others offhand...

Larch Cottage sale

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 15:40 connection with this company and have yet to order from them, but I've noticed they have a 50 per cent off autumn sale going on right now, and some really interesting shrubs too... case you might be needing any..just thought to highlight it...


Block Paving

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:26

..when I had block paving I used to use one of these brushes, shown here for sale:- have to be careful though and not to scratch the paving itself as you can scar the surface very easily and leave all sorts of unsightly marks....  something I did unfortunately... although they did fade in time...

winter gardening

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:54 you are new to gardening, on a limited budget and want some quirky colourful things...then you might like Ornamental Cabbages....which you can also eat by the way, so I believe... but they should last the winter providing predators don't get them first...  

..readily available in garden centres...


Fuchsia identification

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:54

..there are millions of Fuchsia's and I'm no expert and I think you would have to be one to figure that out...however, sometimes we can narrow things down because some are readily available and popular....

I wouldn't dare guess at the bottom one, but the top does look like 'Display' to me...which is sold everywhere these days...  have a look at some images of that one and see what you think...


X Factor

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:12

..used to enjoy this until a couple of years ago.. no longer watch...  back in the days of Pop Idol, when Gareth Gates was up against Will Young in the final, I worked at a Call Centre which handled overflow calls.  There was never enough lines available in those days for voters and thousands (?) of votes went astray - to us - unrecorded.   Our job was to advise them to redial as the vote wasn't counted, but many were young children who simply didn't understand... 

..the overall consensus between staff there was that most calls that overflowed to us were in favour of Gates...but Young got the verdict...

Electric Propogater

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:36

..looks very nice too... not one I've grown..the only white I used to have was 'Dorothy Eckford'... of luck with yours...

Blooms in November

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:30 don't often hear of people growing late flowering clematis theses Tangutica or orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'... I wonder if they might still be in flower..? it always come as a surprise when you see them in full bloom...

Electric Propogater

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:25

..ahh...that's good... what varieties are you growing then Wills...? I always like to know what people are growing...

Electric Propogater

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:17


...I think with your sweet peas I would move them to the greenhouse If you have one, then they won't be so leggy... I used to sow mine in pots in there during October, when they will germinate quite easily,  and leave them to over winter before planting out in Spring... they're quite hardy plants...

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 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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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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