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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...

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:28

...quite a nice small pond but I find it lacks charm... due to the surrounding high fence and messy plants, although that may improve in time.... the fence does detract though for me..... not a patch on Fairygirl's photo of a few days my opinion...

...and I'm afraid that 'Herman Munster' lookalike would just have to go.... sorry..

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:21

...I saw some of these in my local garden centre today, price about £40, but very tall... nice golden yellow stems...   they have an AGM [Award of Garden Merit] so they should have been tried and tested under UK garden conditions to get that award, and have obviously performed exceptionally well..... without having to go to any extra trouble... to be honest, I wouldn't worry about it too much... lots of plants that cause problems in warmer climates are less problematic here....  just trying to reassure you there...

..this applies to Phyllostachys aurea [golden bamboo]...

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Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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