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in a pot or trough than expect it to compete with leylandii and hawthorn? It may be possible for rosa rugosa to do here, or pyracantha (prickly which may be a no no for you), maybe some ground cover like periwinkle - the newer ones are better in flower
of cold winters and warm, sometimes dry summers. I have been growing lavenders from seed since the spring (Hidcote, Munstead & Elegance Sky) and rosemary, and my plan is to use these as between and underplanting for some rosa rugosa. I will probably go
I'd be really pleased to have suggestions from your combined brains for one of the borders in my garden - on a slope, overhung by a large hawthorn (a lovely tree), and facing south and consequently has poor soil. i have a rosa rugosa that does
cutting will be the named variety. Cultivated roses are grown on a root stock such as Rosa rugosa. Anything above the graft will be true to the variety. Seeds are another problem altogether.
till Christmas - it did every year in my London garden. Meadowsweet likes damp conditions. The scent can gat a little sickening - too sweet! Rosa rugosa good for scent. Nicotiana, lavender and marjoram. I love the scent of heliotrope. Wallflowers
, for those of you who have not met it before, is the most phenomenally over-the-top cherry tree. A vast amount of frothy white blossom that is spectacular for a week or so in May.Here are the first leaves of Rosa rugosa 'Snowdon', a wildish rose that I have
spindle) – dense bushy evergreen, good for hedging H 4m (12ft), S 2m (6ft) Olearia macrodonta AGM – vigorous, evergreen, daisy-like fragrant flowers in summer, H 6m (20ft), S 5m (15ft) Rosa rugosa – vigorous, deciduous, fragrant carmine-red flowers
, but the leaves of established plants are distinctive.Other common plantings were rosa rugosa and lavender.
! I haven't had a lot of success with roses. I have glauca and moyesii, both of which have a tendency to yellowish leaves, not an attractive mix with purple tints of Rosa glauca. This year I bought '3 for 2' and got Charles de Mills, Sarah van Fleet
a homemade cake is 'on the cheap'. I know my wife's cakes beat anything shop bought. Reading your Amazon links Gary, I have grown roses from seed, the most successful being Rosa rugosa rubra when eight small rose seedlings were produced. Neither