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  • CranesbillCranesbill Posts: 28

    Gardeningfantic,great pics love the board photo,whats the blue plant in the top pic called please would love some of that.                                        

    Rainjustlearning nice roses do you know what the one in the bottom photo is ?.                             

  • Hi Cranesbill,  unfortunately I have no idea on either of them,  I bought them from Wilkinson's last year for 50p each as they had lost the carton's they were in so all I know is that they are climbing roses,  think that's why they were so cheap.

  • Gardenfanatic I can assure you your Cosmos is not as rain battered as mine. They've not even got flower buds on them yet. That one looks great!

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 735

    I dug up old orange lillies in March- I think they're 'Enchantment' can't remember - and put some in a pot.  The buds are enormous this year compared to their usual size and the first flower is also enormous.   I'm not sure how the stalks are going to cope if they all start flowering soon as there are 3-4 buds on the top of each stem.  The reason for this has to be (?) that the garden spot they were in was somehow hampering their growth and it's only when I put them in the pots with compost and leafmould that they have doubled in size. (Or maybe it's just the continual rain that's prompted this unexpected growth).  Sorry to say I've never been over-fond of them and put them in the wildflower pot corner so that I wouldn't have to look at them too much.  But - they are having their revenge and begging to be noticed now.


    PS; gardenfanatic and all - your gardens look fantastic.  Great photos and fabulous to see.


  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    A few snaps of some very wet roses.

    This is David Austin's Fountain. I really like this colour for a rose. David Austin describes the colour as 'deep crimson'...



    Buxom beauty...



    Golden beauty...



    Pat Austin...



    I'm not very keen on bizarre novelty plants, but I tried some seeds of T&M's Summer King foxgloves (sown last year, but flowering now); I'm quite pleased with them...



    General view...



  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    @cranesbill .. it is actually purple and i believe to be  toadflax..and once you have it it seeds very very easily, it is great with oranges and pinks.. tall and you can just keep cuttin down the stem to remove dead heads it it keeps flowering.

    some gorgeous rose again.. they have done well this year.. the colours are outstanding loving that Pat Austin one very much... lovin your garden too looks like mine just colourful.

    Must admit i am not a true rose fan.. bu thaving seen so many beautiftul ones on here I am temepted to get some.. i have free draining sandy soil will they like it..

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    gardeningfantic wrote (see)

    .. i have free draining sandy soil will roses like it..

    I don't know. I'm on clay. Roses have long tough roots, that can penetrate clay. Roses are one of the few decent plants that will thrive on clay. The flowering period is quite short. They'll all be finished after a couple more weeks.

  • CranesbillCranesbill Posts: 28

    My soil is also rich clay [its got to be living in Stoke] but drains well,Love the pat Austin,and love the general view of your garden Gary,Thanks gardeningfantic,the toad flax  looks really good,i ll have to get myself some.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    gardeningfantic wrote (see)
    ... loving that Pat Austin one very much...
    Cranesbill wrote (see)

    ...,Love the pat Austin...

    A rose which is a bit similar to Pat Austin is Lady Emma Hamilton. They both have a rich peachy colour. Actually, I prefer Emma Hamilton.

    Because of the weather, I haven't got an unspoilt bloom on Emma Hamilton to show at the moment. This is Emma Hamilton, taken last July...

    And this is what poor Emma looks like right now...

    Some roses are more tolerant of bad weather than others. Golden Beauty (see previous post) is holding up well. Graham Thomas (which was flowering when I posted a photo in June and is still flowering) is also in good shape despite all the rain. That's part of the reason why Graham Thomas gets so many awards.


  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    lovely roses. yes the wether is putting a damper on some of the flowers this year.. it is raining here and i am about to go out and pot up my 36 lavenders i got from GW mag.. smell devine.

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