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Are they any good now

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 12:24
Autumn raspberry are cut down every year anyway. If they are summer they are still good but no fruit this year.

Blackcurrant will take a few years to grow back but again may be ok.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:59
This looks like a challenge!

I'm in. ill probably start with the free zinnia seeds in next month gardeners world! I've got some dahlia plans as well and always grow sunflowers. This year I think I'll try several different types.

Photos due mid summer!

Are you brave enough?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 14:19
I moved into a new home 18 months ago with big plans for the large mature garden. Whilst I have done a lot I have yet had the bravery to really do what I want. An example is 90 foot run or mature rhododendron about 8 foot tall. Whilst I admire them I would prefer a more structured look and would love to swap then it for an 8 foot yew headge. The desire to wait 6 odd years for this is probably the thing holding me back but I guess that's what gardening is all about, patience! Still if I had been brave enough 12 months ago at least I would have a 2 foot hedge now. Anyone else having trouble creating their perfect garden because they aren't brave enough to rip out the old?

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:42
Just got one of these http://www.hang-in-out.com for ??56 reduced from ??225.

Plant feed ??1.50 down from ??5.99

Xmas decorations down to 75%.

All at RHS Wisley shop.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 01:46
Wait for a dry day and rake them away. Don't walk on them either.

Rotting Dahlias

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:44
I went to check on my dahlias which I am storing in my garage. They are packed in dry compost in mushroom boxes so plenty of air around them. Trouble is many have rotted through and a lot are covered with a white mould. Any ideas how to save them? I was considering just potting them up now. Im guessing its a bit damp maybe I could try moving them indoors for a while?

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Great video thanks. Roll on March and down it comes!

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65437.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:53

Hi,

I have a climbing rose that is now about 15' high up against south facing wall. I have 3 good size 'stems' and then it branches out to about 20 feet.

The trouble is i have no growth below the 15'. I am hesitant to cut of even one of the main stems but is this the only way i will promote a new stem to grow?

Im guessing the reason why i have no growth in the first 15 feet is that there was a honeysuckle there which i cut back hard last year as it was a tangled mess. 

Ill try and upload a photo in a bit

Raspberry Canes

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 15:09

Well they are in. I put in three varieties from Marshalls.

http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/raspberry-canes-cid295.html

They are about 12 inches high, now i've planted wasn't sure whether to cut down to soil level? Most of the canes had very little root on them. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64776.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Rotting Dahlias

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Climbing Rose

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Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
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Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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garden help

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Spotting my seedlings 
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leeks

Blanching 
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allotment photo 
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black spots on bush

ID Please 
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over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
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GArden Fork Recommendation

Its broken again! 
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When to dig it all up

Forget-me-knots 
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