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rose id

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:56

..I wouldn't have a guess at that one because it looks like a hybrid tea and there are just millions of those... also I cannot enlarge the image and would need to see a lot more to even imagine what it might be... to my eye it looks more orange than red...would that not be right..?

Tallest Digitalis

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:52

.fantastic... I wonder if it's the shade of the willow that's drawing it up..? it looks like the Excelsior strain doesn't it? ...whatever... I also like that little corner with lots of little things going on...nice Aquilegia's too..

Tallest Digitalis

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:32

..oh that's nothing....I've got one 15 feet 3 inches and counting...


...sorry,...just joking.... sounds great...don't know about records...would you like to show us a photo?...I 'd like to see you know the variety name?...I always like the old Excelsior hybrids personally...

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:29

..if anyone lives in north east England, or visiting Alnwick Gardens, then you might be interested in seeing their 'Poison Garden'...over 100 plants...amongst all the other attractions on offer there... perhaps a little alarmist..but useful to know I think...

...lots of children were there when I visited...perhaps on a school visit...

..not sure if that link works..but there you go..

Trees or Shrubs?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:02

..assuming you don't live in Alt'na'hara...or halfway up a mountain...then the shrub you want is Pittosporum tenuifolium.... don't get the variegated forms...just the plain green one...

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:58

..Mrs I'm a little surprised at that...I do like to see people make the effort with their front's the entrance to one's home...and I just think it adds so the trowel out !!

...I might also add...that I should think neighbour and boundary issues would also mean adaptations to our gardening habits for a lot of cannot always do just as you would like...sometimes I don't blame people for putting in Laurel or Leylandii...depending who's next door...

Aquilegia Kew seed collection - sweet rainbows

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:05

..probably not for the purist, but if you like upward facing flowers then the American 'Swan' series might suit... named after American states..I've got 'Virginia' and 'Alaska' so far, but would like to get some more... perhaps rather brash..but I don't mind that.. cheerful and colourful...

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 10:10

..for some of us, I think it might depend on a few things...what type of weeds you're having to deal with...the scope of your garden and whether you're an impulse buyer...

...front garden - few weeds...planned and to view...

..back garden - horsetail weed...overcrowded and rambling... it has to be if I want a quiet life from one thing that stymies it's vigour is being shaded out with ground cover...I cannot afford to leave gaps.... so, not always a choice...

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 09:22

..I do hope those comments on the higgledy

...this plant seems to be popular with landscape designers at the moment...I only read about it as it was used at Chelsea in one of the gardens.... on researching further I read that it was similar in appearance to a wild carrot...which alerted me back to your plant...

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 00:03

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

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