Lots of questions

1) I want to plant the climbing rose 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain' against a N/E facing workshop/shed, the garden is rustic/cottage style, what colour should I paint the shed?

2) Do Dodecatheon plants have leaves in the summer after flowering?

3) Can I put bedding lobelia seedlings on a window sill in an unheated draughty shed now?

Thank you so much in advanceimage

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,692

    1)  Red and green are complementary colours - which means that red will look redder on a green background, so I would paint the shed green.

    2) Dodecatheon die down and become dormant through the summer.

    3) I think that bedding lobelia seedlings need more protection than they would get in an unheated draughty shed.  

     

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Ash, looking at the Farrow and Ball paint chart, I would recommend Calke Green. They are pricey, but Johnsons Leyland will do you a very good copy of this colour in much cheaper but still good quality paint. image

  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,492
    How about painting the shed black?!? Red on black would look really amazing.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,692
    artjak wrote (see)

    Ash, looking at the Farrow and Ball paint chart, I would recommend Calke Green. They are pricey, but Johnsons Leyland will do you a very good copy of this colour in much cheaper but still good quality paint. image

    That would be a fabulous background to Dr Jamain image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Ashleigh 2Ashleigh 2 Posts: 256

    Thank you all, Calke Green is perfect, and thanks for the money saving tip Artjakimage

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