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Container Grown Roses

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 18:01

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I also have several roses in containers, including some climbers. The pots should be quite big, mine are 50cms tall and 50cms wide at the top. I put in some crocks for drainage then fill to about 2 thirds with garden soil mixed with rotted manure and compost. The top third is just compost, which will keep the weeds down. My roses have been fine. I feed and water them more than if they were in the ground, they need quite a lot of water.

Photo of "The Pilgrim" a David Austin small climber.

 

Replanting Turnip

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:03

If it looks and smells all right then it'll be fine to eat, it's not as though it was meat!

leaf blowers

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 17:01

I have a Black and Decker. It has two attachments, one to blow and one to suck. I use the sucking one most.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:57

I pruned a couple of roses and tidied up some shrubs and on the way to the bonfire realised that OH still hadn't cut the hornbeam hedge that he started in September. He said leave it to him and what with all the rain and that it's at the bottom of the garden behind the shrub and tree area it was "out of sight, out of mind". He'd done about a third of it. Anyway, I've finished it, now have aching shoulders. It's a double hedge about 40 metres long, which makes 80 metres. Finished just as the rain started! Feel virtuous!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 15:21

I'm so sorry Bill, sometimes life just isn't fair. I hope you and your wife can find the strength to cope and that friends and family can help support you. I hope you can find some support here, it was brave of you to tell us. May he go peacefully.

eed Dahlias

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:47

Do you mean sow Dahlia seeds? I've done it in March, they need warmth and then somewhere light to grow on.

Help with plant identification

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:45

Looks like Viburnum Tinus.

Heated Propogator

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 11:39

It's quicker! Also perennials are harder to get going from seeds. But I'm not an expert at growing hardy perennials from seed. I usually buy them, divide them or take cuttings. I grow a lot of annuals from seed and veg.

I mentioned sunflowers because you did, but I've looked up the Maximilian sunflower and it's a bit different, it's a perennial that you can grow from seed for the back of the border.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:28

Good morning all.

Sorry about your friend Pentillie.

Have a good time, Dove.

Cloudy today. So much needs doing outside, not sure where to start.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 23:29

500 cal day for me too tomorrow. Easier than dieting all the time as it's only 2 days a week. Can't drink vast amounts of water like that as would always be in the loo! 1 - 2 litres OK.

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