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Latest posts by Salino

I need alot of help with three huge raised stone flower beds.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:31

..if these beds are what is termed 'Island Beds'..i.e. you can walk all around them.. then you plant the largest plant in the centre, with lower growers cascading outwards around it, to the edge of the border.... if the beds are backed by a fence, then you would put the largest plants at the back... I normally plant about a foot away from the fence...not right against it... idea of which part of the country you live in would help, but one could have a lot of fun with these...if your interest should develop over time...

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:21

..Spring for me, starts February 28th.. and I don't care what anyone else says about it... and that includes the weather....

Rhodo vs Azalea

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:18

...very interesting Edd and thank you for that.... what I find is that people are still using the old nomenclature, including Garden Centre's... I don't often see the Azalea referred to as Rhododendron.... I grow several of both and there's no way I'm going to call my Azalea 'Mother's Day'... Rhododendron 'Muder Dag'... either... me, Azalea's have a distinct enough shape and growth habit, for me to continue to separate them out... we don't always have to go by what officialdom would like us to....

Spring Bulbs?!!

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 11:49

...I've planted Tulips as late as February and they've grown and flowered in April/May.. free packets end of season give aways from Garden Centre...

..those you have I would just bury them somewhere in the ground and see what happens... wet or not...nothing to lose really... I'm sure with your vast acreage... you could fit them in somewhere...

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:15

...great photo of you all, and glad to hear you had a lovely time...

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:36

..looks like a 'Midsummer Beauty' to me...

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:25

...not much... Daphne, as mentioned on another thread... Camellia 'St Ewe', the first of my 4 Camellias to flower... hated by Monty Don..loved by me...

Iberis sempervirens...the first to flower this year... Sarcococca...Erysimum... that's about it... no Hellebores in my garden, currently...

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:20

Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'.... about 4 years old, and first year I've had a decent number of flowers.... not for the impatient gardener but worth the wait...



Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:49

..I always think clipping to a severe shape, or topiary work must be a male thing...I find it quite ghastly...whether it be Box, Yew, Forsythia, or Conifer...

I would have thought with an Acer, if you just let it grow it would eventually form it's natural shape again.. may take some time...alternatively, I might prune it severely back, cutting out the 'ball' completely and leaving the outermost branches with outward facing buds... if you know what I

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:11

..I hope you all have a lovely time and that you are NT members, as I don't think it's cheap to get in... last time I went it was a rare 'Free' day on the Sunday...about this time of year... they don't appear to do this any more... are you going into the house..? I didn't get time to do so.... I saw people taking their shoes off on entry... make sure you've changed your socks...

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