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Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:00

Morning all. I think Dove and Verdun stole the sun! They often mention it. We are due storms tonight with hail. Hope it's not like the hail we had 3 years ago when all the tomatoes had hard brown patches on them from being bruised by hail when they were babies. And my big tough, slugproof hosta had holes ripped through its leaves.

Growing Roses

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:51


That is very helpful, David. I have 2 Mme Alfred Carrière, planted around 1992 which have very old, thick, woody stems with most of the flowering on top. Any low shoots they made were eaten by deer, so I never dared remove the oldest stems. Now the main flower garden is deer fenced, since 3 years ago, and they are starting to make strong lower growth. Can I, next Feb/March cut off the old stems (more like trunks!) without upsetting the roses?

Photo is early March, before pruning, I did cut off most of one trunk. The other rose has fewer new stems.



Growing Roses

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:06

Smells lovely, a David Austin rose. I think it is 2000, same thing.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:01


Thank you nutcutlet, I enjoyed the photos.

It's been 29.1° with Dove in East Anglia, but only 27° in Dordogne!

We had stir fry Thai big prawns with Mangetout peas from the garden, spicy, with coconut milk. Then raspberries from the garden.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:10

Open day went very well, lovely day 27°, 61 people, tiring. Did a rather ambitious tea.

Wrote about it on "Hello Forkers".


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:08

Any photos Nut? On another thread?

Growing Roses

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:35


My new William Shakespeare, in a pot on the terrace, came out just in time for my garden party.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:33

I hope they look as good as that after the thunderstorm!


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:24

Had a lovely B & S lunch after church in a friend's garden. Sat and chatted. Beautiful day 27°. Feel tired, tried to sleep on the swinging seat but too many birds singing, insects buzzing, dog snuffling about etc. But having a lazy day.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:15

Your garden is lovely, Wintersong, and so well tended. No slugs on the hosta either.

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