Latest posts by Salino

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:19

..I've had a Laurel hedge 10 foot tall, too big and should have lowered the height but had two Acer Campestre (field Maples) intermixed... these days you can get different varieties of this..a dwarfer form and a nice yellow leafed Dutch form called 'Elsrijk'...

..these Acer's withstand all sorts of conditions...root competition, dryness..chalk etc...  see what you think...

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 22:20

..I'm not convinced that the main reason behind compulsive haggling is to save money, but rather to win an argument, as if on a kind of power trip...and one always notes how they bragg about it afterwards, as in... I knocked them down such and such...

..this isn't aimed at anyone in particular...just a general observation...

..happy not to be afflicted....can't be a*sed...

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 20:54

..then I'd rather be foolish.... my world is not a Souk...

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 20:44

well... with so many new to gardening appearing on these forums... they ought to be warned....

...people are very quick to discourage the planting of Leyland conifers...running bamboo... Stag's Horn Sumach... yet the message here is that any threat from Aconitum's is inconsequential... just wear gloves because we really cannot be without them...

... not my message...

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 15:51

.^they're usually in a packet with a warning on the label...

...people, often young, buy houses with gardens....there may be Aconitum's growing planted by previous us... unknowingly, anyone in that family could start prodding around with such plants... they are simply too toxic and, in my view... should no longer be offered for sale...


Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 15:09

..I haven't got the time...and there's something about it that I find personally offputting.. I wouldn't want my husband to be the type to would be beneath us and we would rather walk away from buying a product than argue over the cost...

..however, there is one and that's the price asked for a house...but we make an 'offer' and if that's not accepted then I am a firm believer in standing one's ground...sellers usually start to get a bit desperate after they've not heard from you, for a short time...

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:02

..well...I do wonder if any number of people in the past, who have gardened, will have been fatally poisoned by this plant which ultimately causes paralysis of the heart, but the cause of death put down to myocardial infarction...

..whilst there's certainly a bigger risk in getting into a car...that's usually essential for most of us... Aconitum's are not.. I might ask why they are still for sale, to be honest..

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:56

..whilst it isn't conclusive that the gentleman died from this cause...I won't be taking any chances with these again..and yet to think in my younger, earlier days of gardening I used to plant Aconitum without gloves along with dead heading...and dividing.. as I was not least I don't recall being so...of it's deadly propensities...I would surely have worn gloves had I been so informed...

..I don't think we were warned in those days back in the 1980's... which isn't so long ago really...

Early Bloomers?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:41's funny you should say that about the Jasmine as I've noticed this too...near where I live there is one in flower now and I thought it must be a month early... garden is all mixed up at the moment...roses still blooming...begonias, lobelia and pelargoniums, shrubs with rich autumn colours others defoliating for winter...primroses out...crocus bulbs appearing...and my first flower on Camellia 'St Ewe' arrived Oct 30th.. this is one month before I've ever had it before..previously Nov 30th....(I'm afraid I make notes of these

......the good guys

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 14:16

If you like roses and want to try something different, then you might be interested in this French site, which has a fabulous catalogue of unusual roses.  I can recommend them wholeheartedly as I've just received my order from them, which I only placed 6 days ago. 

...It's very easy to order and pay, and doesn't cost much more than ordering in this country, about the same I would say, or even less....   the proprietors are English I think, or no language problems either... the only thing to watch is that some may not be totally hardy in this country...but there are places to check up on these if necessary...

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