Salino


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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:21

..it's that time of year.....a touch of the 'silly season' about the place at the moment.... but I'm not naming names....

sacrilege or what?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 14:59

..I'm very pleased with the move to 21.30...don't know if it's permanent...wish it was... get home from work 9pm..forget to tape...always have to catch up on iPlayer.....

husband and dog both gone to bed by 9.30...so watch in peace...!  might even have a Pimms...

Would members be interested?

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:30

..even I laughed at that joke Mr Allen.... very good.... although when I do the retelling...I shall reverse the genders...

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 21:32

well...fingers crossed... do let us know how it goes....would love to see a photo when a bloom appears...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 21:23

..Chris has a lovely border going on there...lots of interest... but it ought to be said... the fence is terrible...and does nothing to enhance your plantings... it's a shame... I'm a firm believer in getting the background right...if you are able to do so...

Another plant ID please

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 16:21

..little Nicotiana seedlings they look like to me.... I like those...send them to me..lol...

....try and keep if you can... if that's what they are... someone else might give another opinion...I'm rarely sure of these things...

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 16:18

...that sounds like fun..lol... a strange mix... I have a similar thing happen to one of my Camellias...

..the parents of Margaret Merrill are the well known Pascali... which provided the pollen...one of the other parents is the Kordesii floribunda 'Rudolph Timm'... and the foliage of your plant does look like that one... however it's flowers are pink and white..

by the description you've given of the flowers you've had so far..it does sound like MM...must say that... scent and all.... so...perhaps that's what it is, but I've never seen one so underperforming as regards flowering habit... so I'm at a loss as to why that should be...   you're not pruning off those reddish side shoots are you..?  you did mention something akin to tomato sideshoots that we normally remove...

 

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...

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