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Has Anybody Got This Rose?

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 18:14

I bought Lady Emma Hamilton from David Austin last June, planted it in a pot, and it flowered about four times, gorgeous scent. My two favourite climbers from David Austin are also in big pots against the house, The Pilgrim and A Shropshire Lad.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:43

Just popping in for a catch up, but haven't much to say, quiet day doing HW and walking the dog. Just to say hello.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:46

Frank, Dove was asking about panels, not DD.

But I knew someone who didn't have electricity at all (in Dordogne), so they had solar panels and a generator. Often went wrong and when she wanted to use the washing machine she couldn't put the electric kettle on. Probably didn't have enough panels. But I kept having to do her washing in my machine when it went wrong!

How to prune this grapevine

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:25

Choose your 4 main stems and tie them to the wires so make your famework. If they are too long you can cut a third off each. Cut each shoot growing off them to one or two buds. Then, in summer, cut back all the leafy branches to where there is a bunch of flowers that will be grapes, so that each bunch isn't covered by leaves.

Help! Weeds, weeds and more weeds!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:16

I think my brambles must be a lot more vigorous than yours, Charlie. Chopping them back seems to make them grow stronger! Like pruning a rose.

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:00

http://www.phoenixflowershops.com/images/ecards/eCardHappyBirthday112091163659.jpg

 

Happy Birthday Lyn. Hope you have a lovely day.

 

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:51

No, it didn't.

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:50

I thought he did have help in his garden. Why has it gone into italics? I've clicked on the italics icon, wonder if that will change it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:44

Morning all. -5° at 9am (French time) and everything was white with frost. I live south of DD, but it was colder here. HW and ironing today, unless it warms up and I can garden.

hanging baskets

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:53

Is your Greenhouse heated? I sow in heated propagators in March, when big enough to handle I prick them out into little plastic pots. I have a small electric greenhouse heater which keeps frost at bay. If March is very cold then I sow on windowsills over radiators in the house, but they can go leggy if it isn't light enough. I also buy plug plants which can be ordered on line. They arrive ready to pot on in April.

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