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Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:39

Prune Japanese maples in the winter when dormant, not too much at once. Trim to keep in shape.


Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:35

You can prune roses any time from now if the weather isn't too frosty and frozen, especially if you live in the south.

Climbing rose for south-facing wall

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:33

Compassion is a lovely fragrant, repeat flowering, healthy looking rose with pink flowers.


Old rose looks worse and worse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:19

PS. I agree, it looks like The New Dawn.

Old rose looks worse and worse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 10:19

Does it get enough water? It's planted very close to the wall, which will help to keep it dry. It can't absorb fertiliser if it's too dry. So I'd do what others have said. Cut out the oldest woody stems, weed around the base, give it some rose food, lightly worked into the soil, give it a good water, mulch it and don't let the soil get too dry. I would also be inclined to use a fungicide, anti-fungus only - not a pesticide which is harmful to wildlife.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 09:34

Morning all. Glad you had a good day, Dove.

I'm going to lunch with friends today. OH is still in England.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 19:44

Are they walks just in your area, Chicky, or are they all over the UK? Do you have the website address please? We have been looking for walks in Norfolk. I bought a couple of books of walks and we've started to try them, but I didn't feel up to it in January. But 9 1/2 miles is a bit far for us. We are 27 (or a little bit more!) so 4 - 5 miles is more our thing.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:05

Well done Yvie, you must have been eating less too. That's the bit I find hard.
Have done dusting, now making marmalade.

Mole removal

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:02

I don't mind the moles and the deer being in the paddock and the wood, but I wish they would keep out of the flower garden and the lawn. Especially as I sometimes open it for charity.

Bees are welcome

Last edited: 28 January 2017 17:03:30

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 16:33

Thank you, how kind you all are. I felt a bit daft posting them as there are such lovely things on this thread. I like gentle country scenes in watercolour done by skilled artists so wanted to have a go.

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