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Latest posts by Salino

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:54

..oh dear, that's a shame... I was just reading your posts on apples...

it's only a forum as far as I'm concerned - no one really knows anyone else... I do wonder if some people develop an inflated sense of their own importance within it, and get easily offended by criticism... also I find it a bit like 'Mumsnet' at times.....and we wouldn't want to go there too often...

Hedge choices

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:30

...this is a very personal decision, the choice is yours really but for me I wouldn't have any of those you've mentioned... I don't like Cotoneaster hedges, the Pittosporum isn't reliably hardy and not easy to find I think, that particular one..there are other varieties of that but Pittosporum don't look good when regularly clipped as a hedge, in my opinion... the Lonicera is alright but most people plant Baggeson's Gold and I find all that variegation too much for my eyes..

my choices would be... Buxus sempervirens [not the dwarf variety]

Griselinia littoralis, with perhaps the variegated version every 5th plant in the row, just to lighten it up..

Rose 'Iceberg'... deciduous of course but this makes a lovely low flowering hedge...

...just alternatives to ponder..

Not What I Thought!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 12:51

C. bungeii......I see one in a town garden in Fenland that seems to survive well enough - on my way to work...although I believe they die back to ground level like Fuchsia's and regrow to flower in the same season, if caught by severe weather....

..perhaps best for the south coast....? any case the leaves are smelly when crushed....


..p.s. I'm having trouble with the forums workings today...I don't think they like people who don't visit too often...

Alien abduction?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 12:12

...I'm just posting this to see if the forum has been abducted, as it doesn't seem to be working correctly...

Not What I Thought!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 10:48

...this is Davidia involucrata, if you want to enlarge and compare...


Plant ID

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:56

..possibly Brugmansia suaveolens... or Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.. but I think Brugmansia...

..has it not flowered at all?

Rose bed ideas

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 00:04

..for non-flowering foliage colour I use Stachys lanata 'Silver Carpet', this runs along the edges of my rose border...

...I mix with Geranium 'Cambridge'.. mauve flowers over a long season during June/July....

...perhaps something like these might interest you...?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:44
waterbutts wrote (see)

The way the NHS is going we soon will find ouselves in aisle 18  in Tesco's waiting for a hip operation. at the checkout.....Cashback?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:16



Posted: 22/08/2013 at 09:58

..they're Box plants...Buxus sempervirens...

one thing I would not do is replace with Leylandii..

..they are slow growing however if you can be patient they make, what I think, is the very best small hedge... about 4 foot by 3 foot width.. over time... of course you may be impatient for this..

..they would benefit greatly by having the grass and weeds surrounding them..removed, mulched and fed in Spring... but can remove the grass anytime...that's what I would do, to speed things up... but they are slow.. later on you would appreciate that modest growth...

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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 and Everlasting peas... 
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