Salino


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Climber to cover shed wall

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 16:06

..I wouldn't plant a self clinger against a brick wall like that...as eventually you may get fed up with it and when you remove it, the appearance of the bricks can be spoilt from the effects of the plant....

..you ought to consider wall shrubs instead of climbers... assuming you have a red brick wall to cover... then something like Cytisus battandieri - the pineapple broom, which is a fast..rapid growing evergreen, which can be fan trained against a wall.... inserting some vine eyes and fixing wire will be needed but even I can do that...so anyone can...

...not everyone likes Fremontodendron 'California Glory' because it's rather uncomfortable to prune... bristly hairs which irritate... but if you are young and carefree...you needn't worry too much...it makes a magnificent show...evergreen...fast growing...and again can be fan trained....

..I cannot vouch for safety regarding dogs or children.... my dog shows no interest - only eats grass when a bit sickly...and he's mighty fussy which blade to choose...

Climbing rose Shropshire Lad -

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 15:58

..I'm afraid you've most likely cut off good flowering wood by removing those red stems...  they are usually different from the main growth until they mature...and blend in.... 

...I saw a Princess Alexandra of Kent planted at a garden centre border today, covered in black spot.... obviously a bad year for this for some people...

Bee/Butterfly friendly flowers, but space efficient. :)

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 15:54

..my best 3 at the moment would be..

Lavender angustifolia.... big plants these but swarming in bumble bees.... full sun position...

Verbena bonariensis..already mentioned... all sorts of butterflies on these... tall.. don't take up much room or need staking where I've got them...

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'... lots of butterflies on these too... just watching them now incidentally...all fluttering around... lovely...

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:34

hi Lizzie,

thanks for posting....  that doesn't look like Margaret Merrill to me... the leaves don't look right.... MM has dark green leaves, more rounded, and heavily grooved... I grew it years ago...it has a gorgeous scent... yours looks like something else....so I'm guessing it was wrongly labelled.... did you say if you've ever had any flowers on it at all?    placing it in front of that hedge wouldn't be ideal either...but I've done that before and still got flowers to at least prove it's the right plant, and if anything tends to stunt the growth...  

be interesting to see if those reddish new shoots produce flower buds before end of the year... but I'd be very surprised if it's MM....  let's hope it's worth waiting for and happy to be proved wrong....

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 14:13

..can we see a photo of your Margaret Merill...?  I've never heard of this rose growing like that... are you sure it hasn't been wrongly labelled?  how long have you had it now? and do you think a sucker might have taken over this bush...?

..questions...but there's something not right there...

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:52

..yes I was shocked at the price....treble that I thought....and those views !..

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:33

..well, it would be very handy when George Clooney comes to visit... which of course he would...wouldn't he..?

...best place to put him.... not my type...

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:05

...no point in replying to Mr Allen directly, as he's a lecturer, not a reader...or at least, I don't think he's actually interested in what anyone else has to say... but as long as he's happy...

..I found this today... going right off topic... and I absolutely love it... I enjoy looking at properties right out of my range but this one...oh my, it's me all over... if only... and I'm surprised it's not worth a whole lot more.... 

Mr Spikes... I love America really you know..lol..

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/photos/for-sale-ren%C3%A9e-zellweger-s-1-million-farm-slideshow/?format=embed

 

Dare I say.

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:54

...the simplest thing is to get rid of the rose altogether Mr Allen... and plant some other shrub instead...   as much as many of us love our roses, they are not the be all and end all of our gardens...   you can live without them, if it means a more attractive garden as a result.... would you put up with manky food on your plate every day..?

...I've never sprayed a rose in 30 years.... gardened in Cornwall...you know...wet and windy... dozens of roses... all types.... never a problem.....  if one doesn't perform.... get rid!... there's always something else...

incidentally.... I realise you are somewhat proud of your qualifications and expertise... but in my view... you don't need to be scientific to dig a hole in the ground and plonk a rose in... or anything else for that matter....

...a little know how doesn't go amiss... you can pick that up anywhere...

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:12

..no problem Mr Allen, but please be aware I don't do 'PM's'... I don't send any nor expect to receive any.... it just encourages gossip in my opinion...   don't do 'profiles' either... no point looking at mine...nothing on it...

.. hope you understand.... no offence meant...   I try very hard to keep a distance...

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