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Latest posts by Salino

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...

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:22

..I quite enjoyed that, although I tire of this continued dumbing down process, where they attempt to replace Latin names with the silly and ordinary... I mean, people have these exceptional computers in their heads, yet apparently it's far too difficult to say Anemanthele lessoniana, instead we must have Whisky grass / Champagne grass, or somesuch...  not very appealling to those who might object to spirits I'd have least that kind.. Amaretto grass I might go along with...

...I switched over afterwards and watched Alan Titchmarsh on Great British Back Gardens.... all very middle class and a bit fey in parts, and  way out of the range for most I think...  I did rather like the cancer sufferer's fruit and veg garden I must say too...marvellous work gone on there..

overall... I'm left still preferring my own rag, tag and bobtail garden...

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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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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