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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:27

Is that David from Nevada? I thought he was David Spikes.

climbing rose

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:24


Basically with climbers, you leave the long healthy looking ones coming from the bottom of the plant. You can cut the ends off. Cut out the old woody stems and all the dead growth (but yours shouldn't have any yet, too young) and the thin spindly growth, then prune all the side shoots coming off them to 2 or 3 buds. This pic is the general idea.

It would be good to tie it to a proper trellis, if you can train the stems sideways you get more flowers.



Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:01

Morning all.

You aren't wasted space, punkdoc, whatever you think, we've missed you.

DD, you are amazing and way ahead of me. My beds aren't started, been cutting and pruning and starting veggie garden. I can't see any light yet and I may have to open my garden and give a talk on weeds, with examples!

No time to stop, going to lunch with friends and she's an excellent cook.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:18

Susan, we were having a laugh. Runnybeak was being funny, just her way. Please don't get upset. People on this forum are very kind, I've had upsets in the past and only received kindness.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:14

I think white roses and yellow freesias sound lovely. Should be roses about in June.

climbing rose

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:09

It worked for me.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:05

I've never had blight with Charlotte and I leave them in the ground for storage like Green Magpie.

Three Sisters

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:04

I have grown butternut squash under sweetcorn twice, but I was disappointed with the squash each time. Perhaps the corn made too much shade, perhaps I planted the corn too close together. I don't think beans would be a good idea. Climbing ones would shade the corn and corn likes sun.

Half hardy annuals

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:58

Antirrhinums are the hardiest out of those. For the others I think the GH must be above freezing at night. Is there electricity in the GH? I had a paraffin heater, but now OH has arranged an electricity supply I have a little heater and a warm mat which I bought on the internet. It's great, there is a warming cable that runs through it and it sits on the GH shelf, with pots and trays on it.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:48

I've no idea, but I imagine it would be difficult. My daughter wanted pink and dark red tulips at her wedding in early May so I bought varieties that said they flowered in May on the labels, but we had an early heatwave and they were all over by then.

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