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The colours of my garden

Post by silkyfizz on 3rd November 2014, 16:23

Here are some shots of what's out at the moment.
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Pierr de Ronsard I'm training up a dead tree
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Joy of Life
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My baby Valencia
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Ashram
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Darcy Bussell
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Susan Hampshire
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Red Intuition
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Fragrant Cloud
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Grimaldi
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Dioressence
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Charteuse de Parme
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Abraham Darby
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Graham Thomas
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Crepescule
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A project I've just finished - seating area and birdbath surrounded by roses and others.
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Post by AutumnDamask on 3rd November 2014, 17:07

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Gorgeous!
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Post by neptune on 3rd November 2014, 20:56

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Post by paulh on 3rd November 2014, 23:39

AWESOME DISPLAY
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Re: The colours of my garden

Post by silkyfizz on 4th November 2014, 09:48

Thanks guys for your nice comments. I have to say I'm happy with how the garden is shaping up.
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Post by SueH on 4th November 2014, 12:36

WOW!!!!! Well, what can I say! I'm blown away! You are SOOOOO clever silky. Well done. I love your poppies - can I be very cheeky and ask if you would give me a seed pod or tell me where I can get that particular one. Have been looking for it for ages and eventually gave up an ordered a lovely pink one! I'll do you a seed swop if you like! lol!

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Post by silkyfizz on 4th November 2014, 14:06

Hi Sue, I'm more than happy to give you some poppy seeds from last year's crop. Just scatter them where you want (better if soil is broken up a bit) and you'll soon have them growing hither and yon. They are lovely when in bloom, bees goes berserk over them. I leave them long enough to go to seed then use them as mulch. Makes great compost.
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Post by silkyfizz on 4th November 2014, 15:05

Here are some more:
Ebb Tide
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Munstead Wood
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Princess Alexandra of Kent, new baby
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Kardinal
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Cecile Brunner
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Blue Moon
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Eyes for You
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Old Port
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Apricot Nectar
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Margaret Merrill
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Frances Dubreuil
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Duet
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Parkinson's Passion
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Jessika
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Charles De Gaulle
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Gold Bunny
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Victoria Gold
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This is my current challenge - turning dead soil where a shed once stood into a nice lush garden bed. Remains to be seen if I can pull it off. lol
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Post by jordan71 on 4th November 2014, 20:22

wow silky .. beautiful shots of ur roses Smile
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Post by silkyfizz on 4th November 2014, 22:56

Thanks Dan
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 5th November 2014, 06:01

Silky, Margaret Merrill has always been one of my favorites since I first saw it twenty years ago, and I believe it to be a better rose than 'Iceberg'. Guess what i do not have it. Note to self, "add to next years list".
Silky or others that grow 'Frances Dubreuil', how do you find it?
Gold Bunny is IMO a very good rose, great strong yellow colour. How do you find it's growth Silky ?

Silky well done on your garden, great shots. What going into the new one ?
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Post by silkyfizz on 5th November 2014, 18:37

Hi Lazy bones. Frances Dubreuil is a delicate looking rose, twiggy growth, low growing and quite floriferous. I've just noticed that mine has a nice strong cane coming through so she might bulk up a bit. Photos don't do justice to its unusual dark red flowers, almost a black red. However they don't last long and turn a rusty red, almost like dried blood! Sounds gross but when grown with something light coloured the effect is quite nice. Healthy so far, no spraying here.
Gold Bunny is a good all round rose. Quick to repeat, solitary blooms. Not a rose for cutting as they don't last. A really acid yellow that stands out in the garden. Mine is average height, doesn't often develop new canes, but then I don't fuss around it. Extremely healthy.
My new bed faces south east and is fairly shady so no roses. I'm planning gardenias, daphne, azaleas, mollis azaleas, hellebores, ozmanthus, ginger lily and cliveas. Also I want to try a small water bowl with maybe a water lily, as I scored an old copper boiler. Oh well that's the plan, remains to be seen if it comes off. Lol.
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Post by betsyw on 5th November 2014, 19:06

Pssst.... Hey, Silky's Garden, I've made this offer before, and this year I'm adding heaps more to the already extremely large cash inducement:
Oh silky's not a bad sort, but I am so much more deserving of you. Chauffeur-driven flatbed truck on call. Only say the word...
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Post by Barbara B on 5th November 2014, 19:21

Silkyfizz, add a pieris or "lily-of-the-valley" bush to that last bed that faces south-east. They are so beautiful when they're flowering and the don't grow too tall. They go well with hellebores and gardenias.

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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2014, 09:56

Haha Betsy, you crack me up. Might change your mind when you see my house though! My garden says it's considering.

Thank you Barbara for that suggestion. I hadn't thought of pieris. It would fit in nicely, especially its white flowers. With Clivea's orange flowers I want mainly white/cream tones amid lush green.
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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2014, 10:03

For those scent hounds out there, and I know you're one Betsy, have you come across Soeur Emmanuelle? The scent is divine (to me anyway). Has a touch of anise and is quite complex but I bought it for its fragrance alone. First flowers are just opening and I'm draw to sniff several times a day. If you get a chance check it out.
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Post by betsyw on 6th November 2014, 10:26

And here's a really remarkable aspect of teh soon-to-be-mine silky's garden: I don't believe she sprays. The chemical fungi-slayers, I mean. Yet she has a really superb array of Modern roses in a state of repair that could make every rose a poster child for swing tags.

Her horticultural skills and good variety choices - although there are some tricky HTs in that collection - seem to have conquered all . Or maybe it's her sweet disposition. I need to get me some skills and some better disposition..
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Post by betsyw on 6th November 2014, 10:27

I now need Soeur Emmanuelle. I love anise and clove scents to pieces. Those, and the sweet/honeysuckle notes.
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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2014, 10:48

God Betsy you just made me blush (in tones of Fragrant Cloud no less).
Yep I hate chemicals and try to provide a haven for lots of insects and birds. Also being very lazy I just can't be fagged fiddling with the sprayer, which hates me with a passion. Just went out to take a picture of the Soeur and squished 2 grubs. I consider myself a grub whisperer!
Betsy you will LOVE her!
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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2014, 12:03

Here is Soeur Emmanuelle
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Post by SueH on 6th November 2014, 15:57

Lovely suggestion Barbara. You could also consider a Syringa bush silky. Give you some lovely green tones with the scent of the white flowers. Just a humble thought! Smile

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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2014, 18:49

Thanks Sue, that's a thought. I have a large lilac in another area but a compact white would look good there.
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Post by AutumnDamask on 7th November 2014, 15:34

silkyfizz wrote:Yep I hate chemicals and try to provide a haven for lots of insects and birds. Also being very lazy I just can't be fagged fiddling with the sprayer, which hates me with a passion.



Just went out to take a picture of the Soeur and squished 2 grubs. I consider myself a grub whisperer!
More like Grub Slayer?? Wink
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Post by silkyfizz on 7th November 2014, 17:02

Grub Slayer? Yeah I can handle that! Lol. I find with more practice I can spot their little hiding places more easily. Squish squish!
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Post by betsyw on 7th November 2014, 17:44

I want a blue-headed wren whisperer. A mated pair flew in last year, but a bit late to teh aphid party.
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