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Plant in need of ID

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 00:03

..I think your plant is Orlaya grandiflora....a hardy annual...

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 17:55

..thanks for the link obelixx...that site looks really good....

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:12

..well, they can do Lyn seeing as you only planted it 3 months your rose is trying to establish itself... however, you've done the right thing by contacting Austin's...although they didn't breed this's been around a long time now..since 1937...and is best regarded as a Hybrid Musk there must be countless Ballerina's up and down the country...

...I wouldn't remove the stem at this stage...even if it does turn out to be a sucker..which I will know when it flowers, as it will most likely be a small white flower with 5 petals..and very different to what you should have...don't worry about it...leave to develop and see what happens... you can always remove it later if it is...but also you wouldn't want to ruin your new rose by cutting off a young vigorous stem...

..I should add that, of course if it's the Ballerina shoot then you will know soon enough as it will flower itself before too long...

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:03

..after all that... I have found it's not very hardy in Britain...[sad face]... I had wondered why I'd not heard of it before..I think it's a type of Arundo...oh well,....never mind

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:50
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

Hi Salino,

I don't know anything about grasses but if I can read the stand number correctly (GPH5?) it is Eversley Nursery's stand according to the catalogue.

Maybe they can help you with the grass...

Victoria....I'm so so grateful to you...I didn't think of looking for the stand no.. I have found the nursery and been onto their website...very nice it is too. and I do believe I have found the grass in question...Ampelodesmos what a mouthful.... 

...your a star !

another ID please!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 11:54

...gorgeous plants at this time of're very lucky to be able to grow these to such heights...needing acidic conditions as they do...

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:52

..can anyone help me out here the middle photo above, of the ornamental grasses...the one that is sideways but turns the right way up when I click on it...there is a grass at the top just under the large photo or whatever it is... at a glance it reminds one of Stipa gigantea but it isn't that... I think it begins with 'A'..but cannot read it, the second word might begin with 'e... it's got lovely buff coloured spikes of flowers on it...

..I want one..!    thanks for any help ...

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:28

..that's interesting..but gosh...that's a while ago...I don't remember roses growing as a child, only

I started growing roses from mid 1980's... and the only sucker I've ever had to deal with was on a suckered repeatedly to the point I got rid of it...

...on the issue of whether to bury the graft or leave it above ground... I think one of the main reasons for growing it above ground is that the rose won't develop it's own roots....if it's planted 3 or 4 inches below soil, it's likely to do just that, over time...  and if so, will eventually discard the rootstock which can cause a deterioration in the plant...... not all roses grow so well on their own roots...

...regardless... I still tend to plant perhaps 2 inches below, or sometimes at ground level as a compromise... as like you say, they can suffer wind rock otherwise, and might need staking...something I don't like to do with any plant actually...think it looks rather ugly...don't you..?

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 00:51

..that's fantastic.!...thanks so much... I cannot quite see the names on the Hosta's but I've figured out one of the 2 grasses.. the other I'm still  gorgeous aren't they...?

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 00:43's unlikely to be sucker... Austin roses are known for throwing up a long shoot, almost octopus like...  most roses grown in this country are grafted onto a briar rootstock called rosa froebeli 'laxa'.... it rarely suckers and is very hardy... I expect there are countless people pulling out shoots they think are suckers, but are not...


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