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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:13

It's cold and wet herein the Fens, so all the things on my list (mow lawn etc) may have to wait.

This allows me to garden with my bad body!

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:06

Alan, brill idea. My hose lies on the ground in a heap all summer then goes on the reel for winter.

Full sun fragrant climbing rose

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:03

BB, the good thing about Compassion is that it usually flowers from late May until early December. Will post pics of mine later, it hasn't started flowering yet because of the cold weather.

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:58

It's all too grown-up for me

Full sun fragrant climbing rose

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:52

Albertine are supposed to be the most fragrant rose! Are you sure it was that?

As to planting a new rose in place of the one you have, you have to be aware of 'rose repeat disease'. One of the ways around it that I saw on a TV prog is to plant new rose in a cardboard box, in compost, then plant the whole of the box in the ground. By the time the rose's roots grow through the box the danger of the disease is past. I don't quite know how this works but apparently it does. Or you have to sterilise about a cubic metre of soil before planting.

A good rose for climbing only as high as the support is Compassion; big pinky/yellow blooms, I think it has a fab scent.

I have a few metal eyelets that I have attached to the wall of the porch using rawlplugs and then wired the rose onto them.

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:43

Matty, would love to see photos

update...greenhouse on breezeblocks..attaching base???

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:25

garjobo, good luck with it.

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:23

Zoomer, my veg bed also has everything squeezed in, tiny rows of radishes or spring onions wherever I can fit them.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:21

My photos are 640x480 pixels, perhaps because I don't have a very sophisticated camera, whereas I see HH's fab photos are thousandsx thousands.

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Well, I never knew that!

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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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What have you made this year? 
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Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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More good guys

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