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Latest posts by Salino

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...


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:34

Houttuynia Cordata... invasive, but pretty white flowers...


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 08:30

..yes it's a different variety... I think the only way to get them is to buy containerised or bare root plants, - bare root obviously the cheapest... although even then I don't find them to be that cheap... but it's a classic hedging plant.. much used in National Trust gardens and suchlike... for edging their famous beds and borders...  I think they're worth it, if that's the look you are wanting... however, I also like dwarf lavender 'Hidcote' variety... but these need a bit more looking after with trimming...but they seed profusely, - well mine do... so you will always be getting more plants to pot up...


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:25

..dwarf box is Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'.. I think you can buy these from most hedging companies online...


Discussions started by Salino

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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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 03:41

Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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