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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 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


Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:53


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.

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.


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Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Rotting Dahlias

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Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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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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californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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My first year in the vegetable garden

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

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