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Latest posts by Salino

Fleece a fan palm?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 21:14

gorgeous that isn't striking....

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:29

...some of these favourite tasks sound like awful hard work to me... lol... does no one pick scented flowers any more?.... you don't have a little wooden trug to carry around and snip things off?... even if it's your runner beans....  I s'pose I'm living in the past ...


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:26

..whoops..Alan got in first...whichever... hope it works out well for you...


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:25

Hello....I like cunning plans.... yours is very nice..

fan trained is what I would go for... information here might be of use to you...

plant 6 foot apart...not too dry...

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:49

..well I was just going to offer everyone a nice hot cuppa from that gorgeous yellow teapot up there, but it's gone now.... as is the Sky Go advert which was the cause...

...blame Murdoch...

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Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:39

..ordering roses....admiring roses... planting roses....pruning roses... and picking roses.... in that order I suppose....

...and currently wondering why I get this yellow tea pot with a spout pouring water on some posts.... I have it here hovering between fruitcake's and newboy's posts above...   no I'm not on drugs...

Autumn Colour

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:05

..oh that's lovely colour on the Blueberry...

Olearia x haastii

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:03 can't grow Olearia x haastii outside?   it had survived unscathed here for 5 winters down to -12 or -15 even and with full exposure.. and associated freezing conditions.... it's also planted around B and Q car park areas as landscaping... at least where I am in East Anglia....where it's left to grow unattended and somewhat unloved...  here it didn't survive my whims unfortunately...

Autumn Colour

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 16:16're doing well there ^...  still lots of summer bedding, Begonia's and Pelargoniums which I always use... a few roses still going, but when I saw 'autumn colour' I thought you might have meant this that's all I can offer

Ribes odoratum... I love these richly coloured leaves that it takes on right now... I think it's one of the best shrubs for this season and Spring..


Olearia x haastii

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:58

I had this plant for 5 years.   Tough, very hardy, needed no pruning nor irrigation, untroubled by wind or freezing weather.  It stayed a dwarfish shrub, about 3 foot tall perhaps a little more.... flowers all over the bush, those little daisy like flowers for about 3 weeks in August.   I used to prune off the old flowers when they went brown but there's no need really, it was just being fussy.

A dwarf shapely bush, perhaps a little unexciting?... I wanted something else eventually... but if I had room I'd still have it for it's fresh silvery leafage...

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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Last Post: 29/11/2014 at 20:13

Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Last Post: 19/11/2014 at 08:38

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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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 16:59

Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 20:44

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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