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Latest posts by Salino

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:29

...some of these favourite tasks sound like awful hard work to me... lol... does no one pick scented flowers any more?.... you don't have a little wooden trug to carry around and snip things off?... even if it's your runner beans....  I s'pose I'm living in the past ...


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:26

..whoops..Alan got in first...whichever... hope it works out well for you...


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:25

Hello....I like cunning plans.... yours is very nice..

fan trained is what I would go for... information here might be of use to you...

plant 6 foot apart...not too dry...

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 19:49

..well I was just going to offer everyone a nice hot cuppa from that gorgeous yellow teapot up there, but it's gone now.... as is the Sky Go advert which was the cause...

...blame Murdoch...

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Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:39

..ordering roses....admiring roses... planting roses....pruning roses... and picking roses.... in that order I suppose....

...and currently wondering why I get this yellow tea pot with a spout pouring water on some posts.... I have it here hovering between fruitcake's and newboy's posts above...   no I'm not on drugs...

Autumn Colour

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:05

..oh that's lovely colour on the Blueberry...

Olearia x haastii

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:03 can't grow Olearia x haastii outside?   it had survived unscathed here for 5 winters down to -12 or -15 even and with full exposure.. and associated freezing conditions.... it's also planted around B and Q car park areas as landscaping... at least where I am in East Anglia....where it's left to grow unattended and somewhat unloved...  here it didn't survive my whims unfortunately...

Autumn Colour

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 16:16're doing well there ^...  still lots of summer bedding, Begonia's and Pelargoniums which I always use... a few roses still going, but when I saw 'autumn colour' I thought you might have meant this that's all I can offer

Ribes odoratum... I love these richly coloured leaves that it takes on right now... I think it's one of the best shrubs for this season and Spring..


Olearia x haastii

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:58

I had this plant for 5 years.   Tough, very hardy, needed no pruning nor irrigation, untroubled by wind or freezing weather.  It stayed a dwarfish shrub, about 3 foot tall perhaps a little more.... flowers all over the bush, those little daisy like flowers for about 3 weeks in August.   I used to prune off the old flowers when they went brown but there's no need really, it was just being fussy.

A dwarf shapely bush, perhaps a little unexciting?... I wanted something else eventually... but if I had room I'd still have it for it's fresh silvery leafage...

What to plant under a tree?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:23

I know it's costly and easy for us to suggest removal, but something I might factor in is how long I think I might stay in this property.  If the intention is to move on within 5 years or so then I might leave it as it'll become someone else's issue... but if 10-15 years or indefinite, then I would consider getting rid of it, although it will cost a few hundred pounds I expect.... long time since I removed one.. however, your large garden and not having anyone the other side of the fence - I think that's what you're saying.... might mean that this isn't in any way urgent for you...  only you know this..

...long time gardeners who enjoy plants tend not to like Sycamore...or Ash...anywhere near their plots..

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please show us your culinary delights... 
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