Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Climbing Roses

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 23:14



I have some climbing roses in large deep pots, mostly David Austin roses, not huge ones. They need watering quite often in summer as they can dry out very quickly, a good soak not just a sprinkle. They will need feeding with rose fertiliser more often than roses in the ground. I feed in March, May, July and September. Prune them well in March so they don't get too big, cut out any dead wood and old wood and the side shoots to 2 or 3 buds. Shorten the main stems. I never spray mine, except occasionally against fungal diseases.



Posted: 01/06/2015 at 17:43

Sky is filling with black clouds, really hope it rains for the garden before the hot weather comes.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 17:31

So lovely everyone, would like to say more, but in a rush, must go and pack. Off to New York tomorrow.

uploading photos

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 17:23

Since my message above in 2012 and with coaching from Geoff who was here then I have learnt a lot more about using a laptop


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 12:26

Sorry you've been feeling so rotten punkdoc. Hope you are better soon.x


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:16

Morning all. Will be ironing and packing and writing out instructions for the housesitter.

Camera Corner

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 23:01

Lovely photos, Charlie N. When enlarged they are really sharp and clear.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 22:40

I like mrhursty's path with the plants spilling on to it.

I wish Runnybeak's pictures would turn the right way up when I enlarge them.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 22:36

Thank you Flumpy.

That's a lovely clematis Marion. Could it be Dr. Ruppel?

France is meant to be having a heatwave from Thursday too.


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:12

Welcome back Runnybeak. Glad you enjoyed Turkey. Was it pretty? Was it by the sea?

Been trying to get everything ready before we go to New York. Must make housesitter's bed tomorrow. Been clearing up and putting away all the china, cutlery etc from the Strawberry Tea and clearing away the plants no one bought in the plant sale.

Re-potted annuals that I want to plant when we get back when the tulip leaves have died. There will be a heatwave while we are away so I don't want anything newly planted in the borders. Housesitter can water them more easily in the cold frames. Have watered veg garden and pots.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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