Busy-Lizzie


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Climbing Rose

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 18:43

It is a David Austin rose so my OH bought mine bare root for me from David Austin, for Christmas, but they didn't come straight away, think they arrived in February. They were good plants. They are a bit cheaper bare root. A lot of garden centres sell them in pots, so you can choose your plant, but I don't know what the stock is like this time of year.

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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 10:42

Well done, Chicky, a really worthwhile thing to have done.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 09:58

Lovely roses, Giddy, love the light on them.


It still works Berghill, my Laptop is being efficient this morning! Your garden is still gorgeous.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 09:51

Morning all.


Thanks for the photo Fairy. Think I'd rather run a BBQ than go on a 9 hr walk in the hills! Often too hot for hiking here anyway. Had that problem when I used to ride, would have to get up very early to avoid the heat and the flies. I'm not a morning person!


We are off to Norfolk on Thursday. Wonder if if's worth dead heading the plants in the pots before we go? The week we get back my violas and daisies will arrive.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 22:06

Thank you, Joyce and Liri. Hope it's a good rehearsal.


Bedtime for me now.

Arg, slugs again

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:56

I live in France and haven't found any of those for sale here

Drying out

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:43

The buxus could have box blight and the clematis could have powdery mildew. One of mine has it, I cut it down last year and sprayed the new growth with a fungicide but it's happened again. I've read that it can happen if the plant gets too dry, but mine has been well watered. It maybe because it's on a north wall in shade. Perhaps this will help https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/Profile?pid=253

Two plants to identify

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:35

I think the spirea could be Shirobana, which has pink flowers and white flowers on the same bush.


The golden one is Lonicera nitida Baggesen's Gold.

Perennials In Winter

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:27

If they are hardy perennials there should be no need to put them under cover, just put the pots in a sheltered place, no need to cut them down and no need to feed or water in winter as they will be dormant. Mine are in flower beds, if they look a mess I cut them down but if they don't and if they have seed heads I leave them for the birds to eat and small mammals to shelter in. But some perennials, such as penstemon don't like to be cut down before spring as they need the protection.

Is this an oak seedling?

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:20

Agree, yes to oak.

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