Berkley


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Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:10

I've bought bulbs from j Parkers for years - and have always been delighted with their size, quality and price. I know they get bad reviews but think thsee are always to do with their plants. I intend to buy quite a large number of bulbs this Autumn and have been doing some research: de Jaeger, Sarah Raven, Crocus. Yes, the sizes might be very slightly bigger but I haven't found anything to compare with j Parkers and will be buying from them again with total confidence.

Advice for my rose Falsataff please...

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 22:00

That's not grass! It's Dianthus Arctic Fire! It's been a colourful ground cover all Summer (kept away from the rose base but allowed to cool the two clematis. It's now finished flowering and I've sheared it back. It's now a nice fresh green mat of tiny leaves (and does look a bit like grass, I must admit! Lol 

Advice for my rose Falsataff please...

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 17:59

Thank you so much for your advice. It gave me the confidence to do something rather than just regret the situation and feel nothing could be done.... So today I have gently tied a few bits down towards the trellis, held my breath and (successfully) encouraged some bending back towards the framework - and removed the one totally vertical branch that really was spoiling the effect. Thanks for all your help. 

Advice for my rose Falsataff please...

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 17:44


 

I love my Falstaff rose - planted in 2013. It flowered abundantly in June and is now producing flowers (a bit rain-soaked unfortunately) again. But the three long, green vertical shoots are unexpected and unwanted! I thought I had created a good framework when I pruned in March, but these developed a lot later and were not at all "bendable". How should I deal with them? Did I do something wrong?

 

 

Gardeners' World Zinnia Seeds...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:35

I think mine went down, not up. I never saw them ......I'm sure I sowed the seeds the right way up. 

ID please

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 15:16

They look like sweet Williams to me. Mine are in a flower bed...they have been flowering since Spring. Last year I cut them right back when they finished flowering and they flowered again in late August! They are so easy to grow from a packet of seed. I do this in June/July and plant out in Autumn.

Where would you put them?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:45

Thanks Dove. That makes a lot of sense. I have a long, four foot high trellis-type fence that faces West and I think I'll try them there. Will let you know how it goes. 

Where would you put them?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 22:13

the roses and clematis on my East-facing white brick wall are past their best (although hopefully some more blooms to come)..... But I have some well-developed black-eyed Suzie and am wondering whether it would be a good idea to plant them here - or should I put them to climb up the three roses I have in large containers? 

Bulbs - is it my imagination?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:28

Mid June - and daffodil leaves are still green (and sprawling over other soon-to-bloom favourites)...... I have been very patient up until now - but surely they're usually well over by now? Or am I getting forgetful?

A silly question about sweet peas

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:08

Thank you all for your advice. It was very helpful......I feel a lot happier now.

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Osteospermum

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Not so sweet Williams ....

 
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Is this an Erigeron?

 
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Purple leaves on yucca

 
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Are these allium worth keeping?

 
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Would you chop this cornus?

 
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I'm so worried about my roses

 
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Look at my mallow!

 
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Blooming bellis!

 
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Hardy geraniums

 
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Bare stems on escallonia

 
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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

 
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What happened when I was away?

 
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