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Latest posts by Salino

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 14:19

..this is my favourite Hellebore although I don't have it at the moment.... it seeds itself heavily but usually in the local vicinity,  if the spent flowers are not cut off mid summer...hundreds of seedlings, one needs to be careful of this if near a pathway or gravel....   I wonder if it might have come from next door if they have one...

I have found it to be a very imposing plant and it grows well in a dry east or north facing location...

Snowdrops in the green - offer

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 09:38

..The Guardian does use J Parker bulbs as it's garden centre.... you can go on their website and order direct from them.. same prices.... also option of double snowdrops but they cost a fair bit more....

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:44

...I like Rugosa's very much but for a beginner, I would suggest going with the modern flow of things and buy the rose of the year 2014 'Lady Marmalade' which you can now find in all garden centres.... if you don't mind that colour....

What the heck is this?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:03

..yes I've been doubting they're Crocosmia... they usually have lots of rooty bits all around the corms... but these are clean...

Can someone PLEASE help me identify this green ground covering plant

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:01

..looks very much like mine, Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'...  it's best to cut the leaves off just before it flowers... I've already done mine... bit early... but if you do this you need to take care you don't cut off the emerging flowers.

Rose and clematis combination

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:51

..a very personal choice roses and clematis... but something I would watch for with an old tree stump is whether honey fungus lurks in the ground around it... if all is well, then I would try a thornless rose and ramble it around the trunk as it grows up... I might try one called 'Kew Gardens' [single yellow/creamy white flowers] with Clematis 'Prince Charles' - lavender blue and which is not too overpowering...

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:45

...I like Delabole slate very much... I used to have a clock made out of it...

actually that little pond above is really quite nice, despite my tongue in cheek comments earlier... I wouldn't mind one like that... probably not too difficult to maintain I imagine...

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:36 worries Jack... all will be well.... if we spent all our time worrying about what we plant in our gardens, we'd never bother... they're lovely looking plants, so architectural...  I grow a much smaller type of bamboo called Fargesia 'Rufa'... if you ever see that one I recommend it too.. for a tropical effect... it's slower growing and takes a few years to make an impact....  but you will probably have sold up and moved on well before then...

What the heck is this?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:35

...their Desiree potatoes.. make lovely chips...  get the pan on... seriously, I don't know what they are.. so just bumping this up in case someone else does.... I think I might be tempted to gently tease one of those off, cut in half and see what it looks like...

Rosa Geranium

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:32

..plant Geranium 'Rozanne' in front of it.... about 18 inches from the base... the first year it will be of gentle growth, but after that this plant will take off and a single specimen will become not only a large mound shape but it's stems will search out the lower levels of your rose and start to climb up it, and sideways too...quite attractively, without interfering in it's growth...

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weedy ID's please

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