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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...

Apples and pears....

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:58 trees are grafted onto a rootstock such as M9 or M27...M9 produces a tree eventually about 6-8 foot tall... this is the one I prefer for general usage in a smaller garden... it needs permanent staking... when planting a grafted apple you should plant it, in ground or container.. leaving the graft point 4 inches above the soil...

...cordons are supposed to be very productive, although I think I prefer the look of espalier or fan trained against fences...but you can put cordons can even get mini cordons now...

...Reads nursery quoted above is supposed to be very good although I've not used them, as I find Chris Bowers to be a little cheaper, by a couple of pounds..I think the delivery charge is similar... but just as important I find they have a much greater choice of rootstocks...every type imaginable... I have not found that so with Reads...

....just to connection to Bowers... but my trees ordered earlier this year from them arrived within 4 days I think... excellent service..although you will always find disappointed customers here and there..

...just an alternative for you, if you want.. for self fertile Red Falstaff is recommended...I'm growing Red Windsor...and have little apples on it already..I also find this site easy to get around and find what you want..but shop around by all means..

Name that shrub

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:44

..clearly a vexing question.... can I have 4 choices please?

so I can either...ask the a friend...or do a 50/50... thank you... and then

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:50

..fascinating write up obelixx..thanks for that..really felt I was there too...


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:36

..they're quite time..... incidentally...Mme Gregoire is supposed to have a scent reminiscent of sweet peas..... see what you think...I've never grown it myself...I don't think...grown so many over the years but this one escaped me for some reason...

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Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

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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

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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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