I bought a few recently. They’re a woodland plant so don’t like too much sun.
My Suttons Apricot Foxgloves (supposedly an annual and planted spring last year) tapped into the rich vein of compost below over winter and are putting on a fantastic show this year.
Bees of all types getting in on the action. 5ft and multiple flower stalks.
Not sure of the species, but my rose bush has gone mental this year! The scent is almost overwhelming.
So good. Walking around the neighbourhood recently I'm loving the scent of roses wafting around.
Yup, one of our roses is (highly scented), so good.
The only thing better is Jasmine imo, late evening getting hit by a wall of scent as the air cools...
I’m looking for a climbing rose for my house. I think Ive narrow it down to either a Constance spry or a giardina.
I prefer the larger blooms of the giardina and it repeat flowers, however it’s only 2-3metres.
The Constance spry is super tall but on flowers once.
I do also like the idea of a wisteria.
I'd definitely go for repeat flowering. I've got a rambling rose in the back garden with lovely white flowers, but even with diligent deadheading it only flowers for a few weeks. The roses at the front of the house produce copious amounts of dark red flowers from May until September/October - much better
Have you thought about a Clematis? One of the varieties that doesn't die back to ground level each year. Wisterias look lovely while they're in flower but the rest of the time they look a bit meh.
Edited to add: Does it have to be a pink rose?
Shame Gertrude Jekyll doesn't climb like you want it, one of the best roses we have :)
Pink is the colour for us. I really want to cover the whole house. But more flowers is more flowers.
I like a clematis if could climb high and look nice I’d consider it
How about a David Austin Alexandre Girault? Crimson pink rather than pink pink, but repeats flowers and grows to 6m.
A Montana Clematis will grow to the height you want, but the flowering season is relatively short - 4-6 weeks in May/June.
Borrowed a woodchipper this afternoon. Very satisfying.
I bought my Mum a Maid of Kent, it is excellent
I always find rambling roses better at climbing than climbing roses.
Guess you've had a look on David Austin. Might be worth seeing if you can give someone a call to have a chat to someone who knows their onions.
Our Malvern roses have flowers until past September and the one in the best location has a huge spread that I'm sure could go very high if it was on the house with support.
I hadn’t heard of a rambling rose, but you’re right it’s the way to go.
I think we have a winner
4 years ago I bought a twig of an Acer in Tesco for £3, it was very disheveled.
Repotted it, left it in the garden.
Last year I repotted again into a bigger, permanent pot.
Looking great this spring.
Looking good :) my wife buys twigs, brown dead looking stuff and no-hope plants for as little as possible and tries to revive them too
Looks good. I like how my Acer looks, but it doesn't look at that different to how it looked when I bought it nearly 2 years ago.
Yep, I have one too beside the pond. Had happy imaginings of it arching out over the water. Nope. Full shade. Four years on and it is knee high.
Yep, although you can't see it in the photo it's under a crabapple tree. Still gets a reasonable amount of light as it's right at the edge of the canopy, but it's not exactly reaching for the stars.
Professional tree surgeons look away now
I need to move a wisteria. I know now is not the time but I haven’t got much choice.
Is there anything I can do to lessen the shock or should I just get it moved quick as possible
Suppose it's just the usual rules. As much of the rootball as physically possible, get in lots of organic matter into the new planting site and water well all year.
In an update to me moving an apple tree, it lived in a yellow builder's bucket for three weeks and has been replanted and is now starting to fruit. So @Light_EDDed you may get away with it just fine.
Basically my sister is moving house. They have a really nice wisteria. They aren’t taking it so I’ve asked if I can pinch it, hence the urgency.
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