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Latest posts by Salino

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...

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 ...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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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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