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Climbing rose over front door

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 17:02
Zephrine Droughin is thornless with very fragrant flowers, tolerates North facing and grows to 10to 12 feet. It's is a shocking pink and likes liquid feed for a good show. But it has a sport that I'm told is the same except it's colour. it is a lovely pale pink called Kathleen Harrop, I can vouch for the mother but can only let you know next year what the sport performs like.

Landscaping cost

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 12:13
Make an exact list of everything you want doing. Adding anything after the price .is given is expensive. Our neighbour had a smallish patio and a border round costing 10,000. But it looked good and you do forget the price in time if the quality is there. Anything added was put on top. Good luck

Ideas for a potted climber?

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 17:29
Love the big blousy rampant heads. How can it keep flowering for so long. Makes me wonder if it is not a long lived plant. It is facing north east and took over the space under the polycarbonate cover which is quite shady. I don't Know about a container as it is very greedy, but if it is in a container at least you can control and give it the best of everything.

Ideas for a potted climber?

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 22:13
I have a car port type structure facing north east. My climber SOLANUM alba is wonderful. It flowers continually from late spring and is still in flower. White flowers with an airy look that does not snag on clothes. Only downside is lack of perfume. But for a rampant flowery cover, perfect.

Blood Fish and Bone``

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 10:50
On the subject of blood fish and bone, can anyone say if it is alkaline or acid fit for blueberry trees

eleagnus x ebbingei cut back to boundary.

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 11:22
The land registry will give you a plan of the boundary line for a small fee. Who owns what etc. have a look on their web site and see what is available. Your deeds should show you as well. Lawyers letters cost a lot of money. I would keep everything, list and date everything said and avoid confrontation. Buy for time would be what I would do. We are all rooting for you.


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 22:47
I shall have a look at my pine cone!

Murky water in Pond

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 20:19
help the tadpoles grow into frogs. I can tell you what I did and it was successful. Float a piece of white sliced bread on the surface of the pond. They will find it and start sucking the edges. When they are growing their legs I put a piece of raw liver on a piece of cotton ( this is so you can get it out ) and replace it every few days. They seem to need protein to grow well. My tadpoles were whoppers


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 20:08
Well guys, I have dug up my echinacea and (hardy) gerberas and put them in the cold greenhouse just to be on the safe side. Couldn't bear the fact that they may get chilly. So I'm ready


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:16
Http:// Prepare now for the worst winter in 50 years. Shock UK long range weather forecast for this winter. Four months of heavy snows. James madden forecaster Exacta weather 13 October
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