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Latest posts by Salino

Tree Planting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:13

..I wouldn't bother with cherries, the birds will have most of them...

..these are my favourites that I've grown in the past...none would be troublesome near buildings.. although ideally I don't think trees of any sort look right too close to a house...but you have a large garden and these would be fine for boundaries..

Sorbus 'vilmorinii'

Sorbus 'Cashmiriana'

Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

self fertile Apple tree on MM106 [semi dwarfing rootstock] if you want some fruit later on... but wouldn't plant it on a boundary or right next to house...needs a bit of space out in the open...

Pink Climbing Rose, not what I thought it was!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 19:05

New Dawn, I would say...

......the good guys

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:12

..yeah, I should have known... I normally get from bona fide rose growers but I couldn't resist the 50 percent off.... if I had ordered this through Waitrose, who also use Crocus, they were still full price but I bet I would have got the correct plant...

I have looked on Crocus and I see they offer the wild hedgerow rose Rosa Canina, the dog rose... and I firmly believe that's what I've got, and I've just sent off another email telling them so, and wanting a refund...  let's see if we hear... not letting it drop...

......the good guys

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:54

..this isn't a 'good guy' but thought to post it here....  this is an email I have just sent to Crocus.... be warned...

''Dear Crocus,

I am very annoyed about this, I have just taken delivery of the above order, which was supposed to be for a rose called rosa 'Felicia', a well known hybrid musk rose, that I have grown many times before... what I have been sent is NOT Felicia...I don't know which rose it is but the foliage is all wrong, it looks like a wild type that only flowers at midsummer...Felicia should have at least the remains of flower buds and the foliage should be more rounded and slightly glossy, the foliage on this one is matt and without gloss... I can tell it's just not the rose I ordered... I am not going to bother to plant it nor send it's not worth the trouble... I am hugely disappointed, it's as if someone has just taken the Felicia label and just stuck it on any old rose just to get rid of..half price...

..I will not be ordering from Crocus ever again and I shall tell anyone I am in contact with, to be very mistrustful of this service.



Anyone addicted?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:08

nutcutlet....bliss ! 

Anyone addicted?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:34

..not really, perhaps those more involved in 'chit-chat' threads might be... I tend to look more at 'plants' topics and there aren't always too many of those... but it's a fast moving forum and I like it for that...and reasonably international too...lots of visitors, so I find it attractive in that way...

..saying that...and I've just posted on a 'potting shed'

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

..looks like it now doesn't it?... quite pretty...

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:22

lol.!..oh I see ..sorry...I thought neighbour had to be in there somewhere...

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:19

..I like them, but you can't have everything...and they're not currently on my make room for list... might be next season...

My tropical garden

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:17

..I find Gardenweb can also be problematic...however, I think there's more to life than a photo... best wishes...

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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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