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Standard roses - homebase

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 13:11

Does it matter the type of rose, are they hard to care for?

Standard roses - homebase

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:35

Today I have seen standard roses at homebase standing over a mitre and they are £15 down from £20/30. Anyone bought standard roses from homebase before, is it a good price. Are there varieties not to touch or should a rose be a rose be a rose!!! Thanks

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:07

Thanks nut! He said they were like cream peas!!! Thanks for hints bukertoo. Just sad there were 3 different couloured plants there too. He didn't take the pods off my variagated one as said pods felt empty, so one hope left. But was desperate for more of my deep pink!!!

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:54

could cry!!! Got home tonight to find that my other half took me litterally when I said I wanted to sow my hellebore seed on a tray rather than let it drop.


he cut all flower heads off, apparently poddled the seeds abd has sowed theM!!!! They are green not ripe and brown, have I now lost all hope of baby hellebores!!!! Can I do anything??

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:39

Thanks chicly, got you now!!!


verdun that was my worry, they look great when in bloom but then what. Do I just sod it and cut right down and pack with the 40 dahlias I'm protecting from frost. It's not even planted yet so I bet this year will be disappointing!!! 


I mi have all foxgloves, delph's and dahlias but will it look showy or just newly panted! Maybe some fed ding dahlias to pack the gaps! 


My lupines are about three quarters of a foot talk, will they make flowering plants this year??

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:44

Sorry chicky I don't understand, been a long day!!

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:37

Well not sure I want that many but we will see! I couldnt resist at that price! 

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:10

He nearly broke his back digging out sods of clay and replacing with decent soil. Just have to order a skip.


i have just been to b&q and the silly sods have put stupid prices on their yellow label section. 6 foxgloves for £1 a big delph for £1. So I'm the new owner of ...

8 delphiniums

18 foxgloves


1 astilbe (massive 8 inch pot)

12 dianthus 


all for the bargain price of £17. Wonder if they will be ok and hold each other up... Eeek, didn't think that far!!!


why do b&q never water things!!!!!

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:55

My partner dug a long 20ish foot border this weekend and wants to put his purple lupins in. But what else will go and elongate the flowering season?? Help. Border is only 2 ft wide so I expect we will be billowing over. We like the cottage look. Thanks

What is this evergreen????

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 22:30

It's now frequenting my garden waste bin!!!

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