Sammymummy


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David Austin potted roses

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:34

Thank you obelixx, I find plant combination difficult to achieve  but hope to get there eventually 

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:55

Your border looks nice and tidy Lou 

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:19

Obelixx, what plants would you recommend between roses? I underplanted mine (I have 5 in a narrow border) with geranium Ann Folkard, following the common wisdom and a salvia (good for fungal problem) between the roses but the whole thing looks rather very busy.

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:13

Thank you Lou, I will probably move mine in the autumn as it's too tall for other floribundas in the border.

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 07:54

By the way good luck with your DA roses Rubi. I love roses and also have a Desdemona (cream) and it is beautiful and very fragrant.

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 07:52

Hi Rubi, I planted my Gertrude Jekyll bare root last November so it's in its first year in a narrow border. Because it is now over 5 ft tall with a lot of branches, it fell over and I had to stake in three places. Its stems seem to grow straight rather than arch like other climbers do, and I am thinking to move it later this year to be closer to a fence and train it as a climber. I wonder if any of the forum users has tried it.

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 20:38

I have a Gertrude Jekyll, planted last November and is doing well. I read it could be short climber and wonder if anyone grows it as a climber?

Shed questions

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 06:21

Hi, I've come across this thread by chance, so may I jump in and ask a question or two? My cheap wooden shed, about 7 years old, is leaning to one side and we suspect it's because the concrete patio underneath is not level (although the handyman who assembled it assured us it was level). When we moved in 10 years ago, there was a newish shed, which leaned too, that's why we replaced it.


I need to replace the current one sooner or later (when money's available that is) as the rain gets in from one side and the floor is rotting. I'd like one of sturdier material, and hopefully rain-proof. I don't have space for a separate greenhouse so was thinking to have a brick shed with a large window to the east so that I can keep tender perennials on the windowsill, etc. It will of course be un-heated.


I guess one of the downside of a brick shed is it's expensive to build and may look horrible. Does any of the forum users have a brick shed and can give me advice?  


Many thanks for your help.

Cerinthe major

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 20:31

My Cerinthe seedlings all flopped hopelessly so I staked them (used wooden chopsticks) but that didn't really help.  I put them in the ground deeply about three weeks ago and they are now more upright.  Maybe it's time to put them in the ground like nutcutlet says.

Rose id

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 20:03

Hi, further update - Peter Beales Rose thought it was Zephrine Drouhin and in the meantime someone else siggested McCartney rose. I googled it and it is the one - given to Paul McCartney for his birthday by his record company. Mystery solved 

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Discussions started by Sammymummy

Rose id

beautiful pink/red rose in neighbourhood 
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Last Post: 28/05/2016 at 20:03

Plant id please

saw them in St James's Park London 
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Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:37

How to train climbing roses and others

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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 21:59

fox poo on my rose

will it be ok (rose, not fox) 
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Last Post: 28/02/2016 at 20:39

Bare root roses

Should I plant them when sub zero temp is expected 
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Last Post: 16/12/2015 at 12:22

Plant id please

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Last Post: 23/10/2015 at 16:23

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 21:23

Planting advice please

Back garden border plants 
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Last Post: 03/10/2015 at 19:35

Double digging

What is the sufficient depth for most plant? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 13:31

Two plants id please

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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 09:55

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

grass on my lawn 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 10:16

Pant ID

Does anyone know what this plant is? 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 18:03

Compost bin....again

Is wooden beehive compost bin any good? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:57
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