Latest posts by Salino

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...

uploading images

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:25

..sounds as though your settings are not set correctly.... click on your avatar and go to 'my settings'... then 'forum settings'...look to see if 'forum editor' is on 'advanced'... it might be on 'basic'...   put it on 'advanced' and click 'save changes'...

...I don't know if this will help but it might...

Rose with 7 petals

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:12 has an Alba look about it to me...difficult to say, but I might guess at Rosa Alba semi-plena... look up some images of that one and see what you think.... Monty Don has one in his garden...and it's a fairly popular old rose variety...

Plant advice

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:16

..what a lovely garden..a blank canvas which is always nice to start off... and a backdrop of hedgerow or somesuch.... us fussy gardeners would probably like to block out that swing next door on the left and the washing line to the right... and that tent would have to go... plus like philippa says.. the fence would have to be painted one colour..I like dark brown or dark green... orange is just awful... the grey is tolerable...   like I said... fussy..

....for easy going plants, I might put some Pyracantha's on the left. perhaps 3 and 3 more on the right... Orange Glow one side,... Golden Charmer on the other... something like that..although if you have young children..these plants are thorny... but you can train them sideways rather than let them grow outwards... I might also put in easy things like Photinia Red Robin... I reckon those fences are 6 foot tall surely... so you could accommodate these... none are too expensive and easy to obtain...but obviously plants cost money and you need a fair few there....

...for containers something like Skimmia 'Rubella' mixed with some very dwarf conifers would be easy to sort out..and not too much trouble for those troughs..

..just some ideas... all evergreen...all colourful...year round... but choose things you like the look of...

Rose - Rob Scarlet - fungus question

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:38

..I think this comes back year after year unless you get on top of it by spraying weekly... you may already have this information but you can download in pdf form some useful detail here about what fungicides to use... the one from Westland might be suitable for your purposes...if not tried already...

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