Berkley


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Hawthorn trees

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:58

Sorry I interrupted the thread .....I realise I should have started another one.

Hawthorn trees

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 16:26

We have a lovely hawthorn in our front garden. It is a lovely shape and is much admired early in the year. But come July/August it has always lost all its leaves. What is the problem?

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 21:54

I follow the advice from Knoll Gardens: when they start to flop, cut them back by about a third. I have done this for the last few years and come August they are standing up again and looking good. 

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. 

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