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Climbing rose for a fan trellis

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 21:37

I'm just about to place a few fan-shaped trellises on a protected, east-facing wall which gets morning sunshine and would very much appreciate some help in choosing some climbing roses. I'd like them to be scented, red or pink, repeat-flowering and not rampant!

What size container is best?

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 12:04

I find it hard to decide what size container to use: so often, the instructions just say something like "large". I read somewhere that you should aim to place plants in to a container twice the size of the rootball. I have just purchased nine hardy fuchsias from T & M and want to put them in individual terracotta pots. They will apparently grow to about 30cm x 30 cm. What size pots should I use?

What would be best for my tete a tete (and me)?

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 13:51

Thank you Alina. I think I'll replant them in soil in old potato sacks. Do I then leave them there until September?

Perennials not growing

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 13:26

I paid approx. £22 for three pot-grown echinacea last year - marked as "hardy". Not one has re-appeared this year. Is there still time?

What would be best for my tete a tete (and me)?

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 13:19

I have had lovely displays of these little daffs (some with anemone blanda) in three teracotta pots - and now I need the pots!! (I know I should have put them in plastic ones first....). Should I tip them out and allow them to dry and replant in the Autumn? Dig them up and replant them somewhere where they can die down until the Autumn? Discard them and treat myself to some new ones?

What is eating my bergenias?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:33

I love bergenias. I have twelve different sorts and have never had a problem until now. But something is eating huge semi-circular chunks out of the edges of the leaves. I don't think it's slugs (no trails, pelletts used) and haven't found any caterpillars on nightly searches. Surely it's too early for vine weevils? Help please!

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:56

Sorry about the missing "k".......

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:55

I've arrived too! Thought I hadn't, but seem to be OK now - thanks to advice from "You now what" forum. Used to be "Perennial Grass" but have gone off them, now that my penisetum hasn't reappeared....

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Best fuchsia cuttings

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Look what I did to my rhodos

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Give alliums a second chance?

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What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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What have I done?

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Replacing conifers with hedge

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Emergency cover-up for water butt

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Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

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Are my monardas dead?

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Can I keep mini cyclamen?

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Strange nandina?

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When do slugs wake up?

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Early pruning advised?

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