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Latest posts by Salino

new member introduction

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:30

...I hope you have a large garden, as I think most of us here enjoy a bit of virtual planting...

Is 12 inches a deep enough hole for a clematis?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:34

...Alionushka is a funny one.. lovely when in flower but it is herbaceous and does not cling.  It will shoot up and demand support right to the top otherwise all the stems will eventually, and seemingly overnight, flop over at the top and cascade downwards, which can be nice in itself... but best grown up the middle of a tall obelisk I think.. at least 8 foot...

Blocking a wall

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:44

..6 foot tall by 8 foot wide... Ceanothus 'Concha' is probably the plant you want... easily available at most plant centres... fast growing, evergreen, mass of deep blue flowers coming out shortly....  perhaps you have room for two...

A weed or something nice?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:40

..I like the blue and the white... I find the white ones show up better in shade... as they would..

Hedgerow shrub - what is it ??

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:33

..I think it's a wild plum - prunus domestica..

advice on seed compost

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 10:35

. I've been using B and Q's Verve compost and have been impressed with it  - for seedlings. Which is amazing as the stuff is awful to handle, full of bits of wood and lumps, you wouldn't think it was going to be any good but I seem to have got 100 percent germination with no damping off... however I've not tried it yet with anything notoriously difficult...

plant identification

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:24

..that looks like Coronilla glauca, to me... have a look at that one...  it's in flower now...

the leaves on the Genista look a little different, but it's difficult to say without enlarging these images...

Plant of the Centenary

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 15:57

...yes of course it's a great plant, if a bit of a thug when it get's going, it can swamp plants nearby...

I wouldn't vote for it though due to the controversial legal situation that surrounded it a few years ago, when the breeder of a plant named 'Jolly Bee' was taken to court over plant breeders rights issues by those who bred 'Rozanne' , as Jolly Bee's DNA was found to be ''virtually the same'' as ''Rozanne'' which was bred earlier...'Jolly Bee' had to be withdrawn from sale as a result...

 I have both in my garden and to me they are different plants - growth wise, but the flowers are virtually the same...

I would vote for Rose 'Bonica'...

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 12:26

...^me too!..

...such lovely grounds, I'm wondering if Fairygirl lived in a mansion...



Posted: 29/04/2013 at 12:08

..I've not grown that one, no... perhaps someone else has here... it looks very nice, a semi evergreen Japonica type... flowers fade to a creamy yellow I think, after starting out pink/white.... certainly makes a change from the usual 'Halliana' that belongs to this group..

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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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