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New Dawn's swan song

Posted by woodyoak 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 23, 10 at 17:46

The swag is blooming well at the moment. In 2-3 weeks though, all the ND will be cleared away in favor of clematises - and perhaps honeysuckle. Nothing with thorns!

The swag in the south alley this afternoon:
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The south gate from the 'outside':
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RE: New Dawn's swan song

Woodyoak- It's very pretty, but I can understand why you want to get rid of those thorns! Clematis and honeysuckle will be a nice combination...and much safer :)

RE: New Dawn's swan song

Oh, I love how the little gate is all hidden by the roses. So pretty!

I just put in some trellises leading to my cottage garden. I also chose honeysuckle.

RE: New Dawn's swan song

So Pretty! doesn't it make you just a little sad to see it go? However, with all the weather and bugs I'm dealing with this year I'm ready to think about flowers that aren't bothered by bugs or disease!

RE: New Dawn's swan song

Roseberri- What bugs and disease are you having trouble with this summer? What plants are you thinking of replacing?

I've moved more towards plants that do well in cold winters, don't take too much extra care and attract bees, butterflies and birds...if most of the flowers are purple (or blend well with purple), that's just a plus! LOL

Scully- Do you have any pictures of your trellises?

RE: New Dawn's swan song

scully - which honeysuckle?

roseberri - yes, I will be a bit sad to see it go but I'm also at the stage in the garden where if I want something new, something old has to go - there's no more space to expand to... That is not the primary reason for ditching ND, but removing it does give me space to try out new ideas and that's always fun.

RE: New Dawn's swan song

Woodyoak, I understand and did't mean to make you feel guilty! I am trying to grow a New Dawn on an arbor and it is in its second year and is only about 5' wide and 3 or 4 feet tall.
Lavender Lass I had too much rain about 3 weeks ago now too much sun and heat (high 80s and low 90s) Have never had thrips and rose midge before and have them now. Had rose slugs before and have those but not too bad and japanese beetles have come I'd like to say three weeks early! Most of the black spot has cleared up since the rain left.
I probably won't replace my roses, but one R. eglanteria, seems to have something wrong with it (RRD i'm afraid) and may have to go. Ihave lots of other flowers, salvias delphinium,foxgloves, echinaceas, hydrangeas,etc. Im just a little discouraged right now.

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