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Best Berries Ever!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:56

..I think I would like one of these... thanks for this information... I too wonder just how big the plant gets to produce all this fruit...?

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:18

..I would recommend something different, but I would like to know how many metres/feet you need to cover, and assuming you plant say 3 foot apart, how many plants do you think you might need...thinking of cost here...? and how tall do you want them to grow before trimming... there are lots of hedging options that you don't need to worry about foundations with... I tend to think towards 'thorny', if I want to keep both animals and children...out... but you can make a dense hedge with a single type easy to manage shrub...Ribes sanguineum for instance...

..or Lonicera as already mentioned...

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

'Russell Prichard'... I wish this would grow better for me.. I do find it a tricky, fussy customer... I've lost any number in the past...


I'm very fond of this Geranium 'Cambridge'... it flowers mid-May to mid-July, coinciding with the main rose season, so I use it as underplanting..

 ..Geranium 'Patricia'... one of my favourites.. a Psilostemon type, but I think it flowers for much longer... it will flop but I don't mind that with these...


..I suppose I should apologise to Verdun for daring to expose roses on his knowing how much he loves them of course...

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 00:10 much as I like 'Rozanne' in the ground, it grows too big for my garden, as we see in the lovely photo of Verdun's above... so I divided mine up and now grow in containers, where I plant the pot at the base of viticella Clematis so that it grows up to cover the bare few feet of stems...  I put the container in place after the Clematis has thrown up all its new shoots for the season... by end of June the Geranium has climbed 3 foot or so up the stems.... this plant was a Spring planted division...


Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:54

..yes lovely colour and quite tall when I grew it..6 or 7 foot... clumps up quick too..

and stable in gales..!  very important

Rose Health

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:44


yes prune out those shoots, they're only going to die off anyway... it happens...

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:38

..the top two blue foliage plants in containers might be Elymus hispidus... the 3rd photo might be Stipa arundinacea...the sunshine brightening the foliage there quite a bit... the 4th one I couldn't guess....   the grass along the path does look like a Miscanthus but there are many named varieties of this...  some better than others... I've grown quite a few and my favourites are 'Kleine Fontane'.. 'Flamingo'.. and 'Punktchen'...  loads more to choose from if this is what you like...

..don't buy one called's quite invasive... at first glance I thought that was the one in your photo...

Rose Health

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:10

..I would say that is suffering from mineral deficiency, especially magnesium and/or possibly rust disease.. the first instance, I would give a foliar feed using Miracle Gro liquid feed [the one you mix with water], and I would also feed the roots with it too... meanwhile I would cut off all those affected leaves and bin them... if the problem persists then yes Rose Clear, which deals with rust would certainly be worth using there, however this particular rose isn't inclined to develop diseases such as's not known for it as far as I'm aware from those I know that have The Pilgrim in their gardens...

..whoops I've just realised the rose is called Special Child... I'm afraid your user name confused me there... so yeah... try Rose Clear too just in case it's rust... I don't think it does any harm..

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:54

..sure.. no problem... although my experience of some Miscanthus is that the flower heads on some can flop about especially when wet.. as does flowerheads of Calamagrostis brachytricha - Korean feather grass.. which I love but it's a bit unstable... Helictotrichon flowers also flopped about for me so I got rid..didn't like that..

the most upright Miscanthus I've tried is one called 'Ghana'...the flower heads are dead straight up, a bit like the Karl Forster grass...about 4 foot with red foliage in autumn... although my favourite is the one I grow called 'Kleine Fontaine'... which is fairly stable if divided each 3 years or so... and it does epitomise a fountain when in full flush.,..

..still, for pool side planting I prefer something evergreen and non-flowering... which is why I prefer dwarf Fargesia...which is essentially unfussy and trouble free.. as flowerheads on grasses can get a bit messy I find... however the cascaders are quite nice I agree... Hakonechloa aurea is gorgeous isn't it..?

..can't identify those grasses for the member...maybe someone else can.. but unable to enlarge the photos which makes it a bit difficult unless you're a specialist..and I'm certainly not one of

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:10 I understood it, the member asked for an 'upright' grass, most of those listed Verdun, nice as many of them can be, are either floppy or cascading...or die down in winter...also it should be pointed out that you garden in south west Cornwall, whereas the member probably has a much different climate to contend with...both winter and summer...

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