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Latest posts by Salino

A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:30

..I'd like to think  only copy and paste I'm afraid...

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:26

Hi Runnybreak.... sorry I've only just seen your post above..., it's not a painting, but a photo I took one Spring at the Botanic gardens.... it's a flowering cherry overlooking the lake there...   I'm rather flattered that you thought it was a painting.... perhaps I should have said ''yes, it's one I did earlier'''s a gorgeous tree.... I did know the name of it but forgotten momentarily...




End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:56

..same here...although I reckon I've got another 6 weeks or so yet, before I shut up shop....


A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:55

.an easy questionnaire apart from that.... please do feet and inches next


Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:53 I don't like Monty's garden much.....the dog is the best part...

Growing Roses

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 13:57

..just picked a few of my roses before the rains, I made up a little posy for October.... if anyone likes these as much as I do, then they are, clockwise from the top:-

'Kew Gardens'... (Austin shrub - pale yellow,  thornless)

'Cornelia'  (Musk - dainty pink scented flowers, best in Autumn)

'Tranquility'  (Austin shrub - white, opening with yellow centre - virtually thornless)

'Thomas á Becket' (Austin shrub - deep cerise - thorny but lovely scent)

'Lady of Shalot' (Austin shrub - orange/apricot - makes a bold splash of colour)

'Gruss an Teplitz' (Bourbon - deep red, old rose scent)

..sprig of Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles'....


A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 19:49

..for easier access if anyone wants it...

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:14

..from the shores of Ullswater, surely there's no better gardener than nature itself, beautifully described here....

....I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze ....

.....For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


Very specific hedge plant requirements

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:41

..whereabouts roughly do you live in the country?  you have more options, different and interesting,  if you live near the coast...

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:21

^I like some of those very much...

..this isn't really a perennial, but an evergreen shrub ground coverer - Abelia grandiflora 'prostrata'... I have this and really like it... spreads out to about 5 foot or more if  you want it, with white flowers coming out right now... any soil, moist or dry... sun or shade...

..not seen very often and difficult to obtain generally.... which adds to its appeal I think..

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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 and Everlasting peas... 
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