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Droopy blooms- roses x 2

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 16:10

That rose looks starving to me. They need feeding with rose food and a good drink. But if you have already fed them then I suspect the roses can't get to the food as they haven't had enough water to absorb it properly. Do they get some sun?

Droopy blooms- roses x 2

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 15:11

Are the first and the third before and after photos?

Droopy blooms- roses x 2

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 12:34

It could be the watering. Little and often is not what they need, the water will never get down to the roots. They need a really good soak every few days. Roses in pots get thirsty. They will need more feeding than plants planted in the ground as the watering will wash the fertiliser out eventually. If the compost has got dry it can be hard to rehydrate it as the water just runs through the dry compost. Push your hand right in and see if it feels damp.

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 10:45

Good for you, Sussexsun!

I like petunias, rarely bother to dead head them, they still flower. I grow a variety called "Storm" and they don't seem to mind the rain. I think Spanish bluebells are pretty, I have them in flower beds and the wild English ones in my wild bits, they don't get muddled up.

Forgot one thing I don't like - grasses! As I am surrounded by meadows and forest I don't see the point of growing something that looks like weeds in my flower beds. There are lots of varieties of grass growing in the countryside here, where they belong. Anything that looks like grass in my beds gets pulled up. I like flowers in my beds.

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:12

We had the first helping of broad beans a few days ago, but they were a little too small - couldn't wait! Have masses of raspberries and blueberries.

The garden so far

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:07

Well done! It's looking great.

Scilla peruviana

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:06

That sometimes happens with mine too. Mine seem to flower better if they don't get too dry when dying down the year before.

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 08:55

We had a thread like this before and I was amazed by the plants people didn't like. I'm amazed again! I like most of the plants mentioned. Topbird, how could you not like daffodils?  I like most plants and flowers, but I agree about coleus, not that keen.

But no one has mentioned yellow lamium. I will admit it has pretty leaves and pretty flowers, but it is such a thug. I had to dig up a flower bed this spring because it had taken over, even though I'd weeded it out last year. 

Duped by online "garden centre"

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 08:43

Mine is in a very big pot. It's now quite big and has been re-potted 3 times. For the first couple of years it didn't smell much. I've fed it and watered it and it's grown a lot. It doesn't smell very strong in the mornings, you have to get close to a flower to smell it, but on warm summer evenings, when I leave the back door open, it fills the house with scent. It's on the south facing wall of the house. Maybe you just need to wait for it to mature a bit.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 08:35

Morning all.

Hugs and hope for you, Joyce and your OH.

Was cooler this morning, 15°, opened all the windows last night to cool the house down. Bedroom had been 26°. But it will get hot later. Must plant my last 3 dahlias first. Then some HW and make daughter's bed, then make pork pies and chocolate mousse. Raspberries will need picking again, but may do it tomorrow morning before going to son's.

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