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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:41

..there are times when I'd like to use it...issues of decency get in the way...  perhaps Pauline has it about right....


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:31 one I like very much, it's so unladylike... and I am determined to use it...

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:28
Fairygirl wrote (see)

The white ones are lovely Salino but I've never grown them as I'd have to pot them and keep them protected over winter here. I'm tempted for next year though  

..yeah... hot sun, drainage for winter, and stony soil I find is necessary for mine....perhaps a bit challenging for damp gardens...... but I'm going to get a whole lot more....

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:51 might like the white version of Nerine bowdenii, which we usually see in pink.  Mine are just coming into flower right now, they make good clumps for frontal positions and I find the white to be a little more sparkling actually..

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:09's so much nicer in the Spring...even I might go then...if I get my bus


still dithering

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:23
Lyn wrote (see)

I am a bit of an unconventional gardener, I dont take too much notice of what plants should be in sun or shade, I put in what I like and most things do well. I have plants that no one would dream of putting in full sun or shade.

..I could have written trial and error...


Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:19

..I had a garden smaller than Mr Young's here, with narrower borders too... my choice then and now would always be Sorbus vilmorinii, providing your soil is reasonably good... has a narrow head, and can be planted near a fence with no trouble... it'll never be in anyone's way...some people advocate planting 3 together as they are so small, about 6 foot apart in a triangular arguably they lack stature... but one was enough for me... they're not cheap...

Can you identify this plant?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 23:16

..yes, agree with that, Crinodendron... the flower buds will open next May... surprised it's growing out of a wall... needs acidic conditions...

Rose bush help!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:13

..I'd do one of two things with that.  Plant it in the ground somewhere and just hope for the best.   Or get rid of what is an ugly monstrosity and buy a fresh one that still looks good,  and pretend that's the one you were given.  

It's been planted up wrongly in any case.  It shouldn't be right at the edge of the pot, but in the centre, and the pot looks much too small.   If it's alive then it's barely so.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:07

..supermarkets are all about appearances... doesn't matter what anything tastes like.   However, I don't worry unduly and always buy ready ripened fruit, even if it costs more.  You only get 4 to the pack, - so 2 for today and 2 tomorrow...

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