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Latest posts by Salino

Front garden ideas and insipiration needed

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 22:13

..just to help members, this is the image of your front garden from the other thread...


Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 22:32

...gonna...wanna....should of...



..and it's one of these, to those...


Seaside Home

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:52

I think you'll find our Barney is somewhere near Bridlington, E. Yorkshire...

bit chilly up there today Barney...?

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:41

....doesn't seem to mind it at all... mine is in permanent shade during the winter, and only gets sun from the West in summer, from about 3pm....  no tree shade though, - wouldn't know about that... just a north facing site due to house wall...  I grow it up an obelisk as I don't have room for it to spread outwards...

...I've got about a dozen Austin's and this is my favourite so far... might be different next some are new....

...I've just planted 'Octavia Hill'... this isn't an Austin, but similar... quite looking forward to that one too....

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:52

..thank you Dove, I'm glad you liked them... it does look a bit like Falstaff, and a few others too like 'Young Lycidas', but it's another Austin called Thomas a Becket... rather thorny, but it has a fine old rose scent, during the summer...

Roses blooming Winter

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 14:34

..I try not to let roses flower at this time of year, preferring them to have a rest.. and rely on evergreens for my insatiable plant fix... but they're nice little patio roses above from Marion,  and I picked these from my garden around Christmas.. the buds.. they opened nicely indoors... but I called a halt after that.. I hope you like them too..


What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 13:56

..I received these recently, and already sown a few...

Agastache cana - a C. Lloyd recommendation

Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'... I saw this on another forum and rather liked it..

Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel'.. just my favourite tender perennial..the Mexican Hat...deep red and graceful...

Ampelodesmos mauritanica... tender ornamental grass that I first saw on a photo of member 'Obelixx'... from her Chelsea visit...

Oenothera caespitosa 'Rosea'... no idea why..

Oenothera 'Copper Canyon'... I liked the name..

Omphalodes cappadocica.... I need a few...

.obviously, I only looked at A's and O's...

Plant ID please

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 19:56

...something from the Lamiaceae family by the looks of things...

possibly Westringia fruticosa....the Australian you're in the south west I think... see what you make of it...


Coffee Grindings

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:14 can spread them around your roses as a mulch too... you will need quite a lot of it though to make a difference, so if you can get it free from some coffee chain then that's good... it's the acid in the coffee grounds that attracts worms, which in turn will drag it down...and over time should improve the soil too... I'm told...

climbing roses

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 13:24

..well, I wouldn't want to recommend something unsuitable, so I would need to know:-

1. what colour is your arch...white? black?  brown?...

2. what material is it made of...metal, wood...?

3. how tall and wide is it...e.g. 7 foot tall at apex...4 foot wide...? something like that...

4. what else is growing on it...?

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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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

..if you love gardens... 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 16:59

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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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 14:14

Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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