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Rose pruning

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:52

Ivyhouse, that's a climbing rose not a bush, so you wouldn't prune to 8", unless you mean the side shoots that you prune to 2 - 3 buds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 20:01

Tracey, I saw your request and have posted on rose pruning. Off to watch Midwives!

Rose pruning

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:07

Tracey, could you attach some horizontal wires to your fence using screw-in eyelets?  Then take each long shoot and fan out sideways and tie to a wire, as in Edd's picture. Then prune a few inches off the end of each shoot (branch). Then, as puncdoc says, prune each side shoot that comes off the main ones to 2 or 3 buds.

The big branches that are over the top of the fence will then be tied down sideways to the wires, don't cut them off this year. When the rose gets old in later years you can cut off the oldest worn out ones. Each long branch growing sideways should be covered in short shoots. These will have flowers on them.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:20

Taylor's Clematis, as Fairygirl said, is a great site. I use it a lot, I have about 25 clematis and need 2 more!

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/ 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:15

Everything appears in reverse order. I wrote first, then uploaded the iris, finishing with the violas. Does anyone else find this happens?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:12

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Thank you Magical Meerkat, I'm sure you are right.

Chicky, that is a beautiful double pink hellebore.

I took some photos yesterday, signs of spring.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:59

Didn't rain today so been busy outside. Weedkilled paths and terraces, also spot treated dandelions, grass and buttercups in flower beds. Hands are too arthritic at the moment to dig them out of heavy wet soil.

Crawled about in a shrub bed cutting and digging out brambles that seem to have got huge when I wasn't looking, bit painful that was!

Pruned Etoile Violette which had also got huge, a matted tangle. It's hard prune so not really complicated.

Good TV night tonight. Love "Call the Midwife". Will watch Musketeers too.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:26

I have a dustbin pot which I painted with thick render sort of paint in two mixed colours, sort of beige and cream to look like limestone. Forgot that in above answer, bin was cheap, paint was in cupboard, left over.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:21

Sunny today -5°, frost.

Went to see live film of Prince Igor last night by New York Met. Enjoyed it, some was very gloomy, but it had a sort of happy ending.

Slept badly, thanks to Arthur Itis, hands and hip. Flower beds too wet to weed, but creeping buttercups and grass are coming up. Think I'll blast them with glyphosate. Did the veggie garden about 6 weeks ago, in desperation, and it rained 2 hours later, but now it's almost weed free. Result! But I prefer to hand weed there. I use weed suppressant fabric where possible in the veggie garden.

2014

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 23:28

Your Bergenias are magnificent Marion. Jealous!

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