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  • 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.


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  • Not sure of the species, but my rose bush has gone mental this year! The scent is almost overwhelming.


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  • 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.


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  • climbing rose

    I bought my Mum a Maid of Kent, it is excellent

  • climbing rose

    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.


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  • I hadn’t heard of a rambling rose, but you’re right it’s the way to go.

    I think we have a winner
    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/produ­cts/paul-noel

  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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


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  • 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.

  • Awesome

  • 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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