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Latest posts by Salino

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...?

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:26

..the Agapanthus I would protect, especially if it's evergreen then I would fleece now,   or protect with bulky straw weighted down, around the plant... I think winter wet can do a lot of damage to these...

..the others I wouldn't worry too much...

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 19:47

..I wonder what these plants are exactly...?  if you have them in a sheltered corner they should be alright.... I might fleece cover, depends what they are.... and I don't take too much notice of these hardiness zones... I have a plant in H2 that has survived the last 5 winters, down to -10c and covered in snow (I put old carpet around the base).... but it's sheltered from the worst freezing wind...which I think does the most damage...

..I've got several in so called H3 and I'm not worried about them at this will have to get really bad for me to take action with these...

Where to put arch?

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:12

...I would place it at the end of your lavender edging, I'd probably have to move a couple of those plants out the way, and immediately before the grass starts, as that way I would be either entering or leaving a different area of the garden...

Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 23:25

...I find this to be one of the best days of the year for gardening....if you have no other commitments... of those unusual days when I am not troubled by neighbours or passers by, giving curious looks as if one is absolutely mad.....which I often get...

...I feel like putting up a big poster saying ''some people garden - get over 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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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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