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Latest posts by Salino

When to plant out...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 00:15

...mycorrhizal almost totally unnecessary product, made for nervous gardeners - usually ladies - to part with a little extra cash.... no surprise, they all recommend it...

...almost, because it has a use if replanting where another rose had been growing, and for own root roses... otherwise just think how many millions of roses have been planted all over the world, down the millennia... without the stuff.... virtually every rose you ever see will have been planted without it.... 

...for most reasonable British soils... your rose will find its own way...remember, it's a wild rose rootstock you're mollycoddling.... for those other plants... I would just get them in the ground... they're all hardy and container grown... the Azalea and Skimmia would benefit from neutral to acid conditions...

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:05

Duvets....nothing but hard work...

Britain's best gardens / Britain's garden revival

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:28
Buttercupdays wrote (see)

... I have rugosas, Maiden's Blush, Louise Odier and Rosa Mundi in the borders and rosa moyesii, Gypsy Boy (Zigeuner Knabe)and Dentelle de Malines growing in grass and they have all flowered for upwards of 20 years with the absolute minimum of attention...


...difficult conditions for you.... I hope you will be able to share some photos with us, of these roses, come the summer.... I should very much like to see them...

best wishes,...


Trees For Containers

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 14:20
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Salino   a little less brandy in that bedtime cocoa perhaps

lol..what a good idea...

...can't promise I'll stick to it...


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 12:10

..early Fern Britton worked on a garden programme called ''That's Gardening'' with Stefan Buczacki, early 1980's....  I don't remember this much myself...

alternatively, perhaps the member is confusing 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden' with Harry Dodson/Ruth Mott.... she was rather bossy... albeit from the kitchen...

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:46

...I can understand that... seeing swathes of grasses amongst the usual backdrop of the rolling British countryside, just doesn't fit in I think... more suited to the flatter Dutch and German landscape and eastern England... it's known as prairie planting after all...  however, a few here and there are fine by me... I even grow them with my roses...

Advice on timber for garden fence

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:34

Dove - you're very lucky....


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:27

..1996 was a good year.... won £50,000 on the lottery.... blew the lot... nothing to show for it...


OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:14 is a very pretty border Berkley... sorry I thought you had a Park Home there..the roof reminded me as if it belonged to one of those...

...look forward to seeing some more... best wishes...

Trees For Containers

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:26

...I was just going to suggest Cordyline's too...varieties 'Red Star' and 'Purple Tower' I think would suit...

...I had to laugh when I looked at the picture as I didn't realise it was the wrong side up... I was thinking how clever you were to have a grass growing out of the wall halfway up, and that lovely wicker style seat...bit flimsy perhaps... and those mosaics on the wall with a white overhang... oh and the miniature car attached to the side... and little shelves to hold a drink...

...never mind...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 20:44

weedy ID's please

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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 Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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