London (change)
Today 18°C / 13°C
Tomorrow 19°C / 11°C


Latest posts by Salino

Plant addiction

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:09

1 of something is fine for division later, if in a hurry then 3 or 5 being impatient.... 2 and 4 are just wrong and would irritate me... distract from a bitty border, a large exuberant flowering plant will take the eye off it... from July onwards something like Lavatera olbia rosea....  no one will notice if you've got one of this, or that...

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:55

..I sowed my sweet peas directly outside a few weeks ago and they are now a few inches tall... I don't do autumn sowings now as I don't want sweet pea flowers until mid July as my garden tends to suffer a bit of a gap at that time, so it's nice to have them then along with Hemerocallis and other lovelies...

....I'm growing 2 varieties 'Erewhon' and 'Purple Pimpernel'...

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:46

..nice little border coming along there... I rather like the gravel, less so the slabs... you're very clever to do such landscaping on your own....such as you have done over the past months...


David Spikes garden from Reno could be straight out of an English cottage garden... presumably you don't get troubled by Mustang's or Moose...? very nice too...

Steep Slope/Bank

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:26

..what a lovely border, just need some touching up and innovation.... the question is how much are you prepared to spend...? gardening isn't cheap if you want quick results....  hardy geranium's I would recommend but at 6 or 7 pounds for a single container plant, and you would need quite a few, you can see how much you could spend.... however they spread and cover the ground given time...

Geranium 'Cambridge'... Geranium macorrhizum  varieties.... lots of others... easy to propagate if you know what you're doing...   anything marked ground cover suitable for banks... Veronica 'Georgia Blue'... in flower now....

that fence and trellis looks wasted... would have to do something about that.. and a small tree to block out those two windows would be a must....  that border could be spectacular.... 

Shrub leaves go brown

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:14

..this looks like Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'... a dwarf laurel...  I would remove those brown leaves, feed and mulch... spraying with a fungicide might be helpful... it may have a fungal disease going on there..

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:18

..oh dear, I'm almost afraid to tell you.... I'll let someone else offer advice as to the best way forward.... it's a horror...

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:38

..this is negative..

last year I ordered 3 plants from same supplier... all very small and post and packing was quite expensive for what they were.. also one was not the plant advertised.. similar but a different variety....   I won't be bothering again...

What's this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:27

..I agree with steephill about it being a Russian Vine, although it would have flowered though... on top of that roof I expect... ..possibly an Ash tree too grown up alongside...?....  those green things just look like weeds to me...

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:18

..the shape of the bush suggests a Deutzia to me..... I don't think it's a Philadelphus or Kolkwitzia... this last one tends to have peeling bark....   maybe Deutzia scabra...

..but it's hard to tell at this stage...

Human irrigation system

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:53

..I'm so terribly sorry to hear that... one can only hope they've caught it early... obviously I wish you the very best...

Discussions started by Salino


Replies: 1    Views: 151
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 13:30

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Replies: 19    Views: 1054
Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 17:02

Photo test thread only...

Replies: 132    Views: 3960
Last Post: 21/06/2014 at 09:36

Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
Replies: 25    Views: 1071
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:41

Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
Replies: 12    Views: 1038
Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 20:07
5 threads returned