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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...


Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 00:37

hi obellixx....thanks for much, yes they were the ones I wanted but unfortunately I still cannot zoom in on them, but not to worry....I was interested in a couple of plants and wanted to read the labels... those Hosta's look gorgeous don't they...? and I'm not a lover of them normally.

...sorry to hear about your garden..sounds like a tornado of sorts ripped through it... very best wishes...

Chelsea photos

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:02

..fantastic...thanks so much... I still like the tropical beach garden with hut..and the artisan Japanese garden with all those Acers...

obelixx...if you get a second and it's not too much trouble... could you upload 2 photos for me to this site, from the Grand Pavilion shots... no.s 4 and 5...of the ornamental grasses and the next one of Hosta's.... I would like to try and identify a couple of plants there and I note they are labelled... but cannot zoom in on your photobucket.... be great if you could, but no bother if you can't...


Rose with 7 petals

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:38 you really want to keep it though Peanuts..?  to be brutally's not that attractive really is it, as a shrub... it looks old and haggard....there are so many other plants you could put in with better garden value I think... evergreen too with large white flowers... but it's up to may have sentimental value... just a thought...

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