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Rose Maintenance

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:25

Start feeding now. Use rose fertiliser. Pruning needs to be done by the end of March. I spray for fungal diseases just as the leaves start appearing, but as Dave says, you can start earlier.

Well rotted manure as a growing medium

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:22

I have a friend who used manure like that to fill raised beds. He grew all that you are growing and it did very well, but he didn't grow carrots or parsnips.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:20

I haven't done mine yet, make sure it's well rotted.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:19

Hostas are hardy and can be left out all year round. But as yours have already been indoors and have leaves earlier than usual I would put them in the unheated greenhouse, but not where they would be scorched by the sun. They prefer a bit of shade.

Growing Dahlia's from tubers

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:16

Tubers are quite big, seed trays tend to be shallow. I grow them in largish flower pots from mid March in the greenhouse to plant out in the garden when the frosts are over. Otherwise, plant them directly in the ground in early May so the frosts are over by the time the leaves come up. But they will flower later. Can you fit a flower pot on a windowsill? The tuber needs to be about 6 inches deep in the pots, depending on their size, so that there is about an inch of soil over them. They can later be planted a bit deeper. Don't forget to feed and water them. They don't need a lid.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:02

Great news, thanks for letting us know.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 11:54

Morning all. Didn't come here this morning because I had lots of email notifications, but they missed out Hello Forkers.

If no one wants Dove's cake I'll have it, looks yummy, just my sort of thing.

Have been in veggie garden this morning. Took up the weed supressing fabric and dug up the rest of the leeks for the freezer. OH has rotovated all the bits where I want to put onions, potatoes, broad beans, peas. 

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:45

Thank you Dove, they sound lovely. We are going to Beth Chatto's in July, hope they have it. Can't order plants from England in France. But I'll look at my French website.

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:24

A shot in the dark - could D be a Sweet William?

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:19

A perennial geranium called Rozanne flowers all summer, right to the frosts. Did you think I meant pelargoniums? Did you look at the link? My day lilies didn't flower all summer - Dove must have a different variety.

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