Busy-Lizzie


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What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:54

Shame about your Gertrude Jekyll. My David Austin roses seem more disease resistant than others, but I have most in pots and I feed and water them a lot. The ones in the ground need more watering than other roses I think. I have a climbing "The Pilgrim" which never shows any sign of disease. Lady Emma Hamilton did very well last year, but I've only had her for 2 years.

Plumbago

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:48

Sorry, I don't know. I've only grown one I bought in a garden centre, by it's third year it had grown so big and heavy that I left it outside, so it died, poor thing.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:40

Will you be staying in Belgium, obelixx?

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:37

And Sweetpeas, of course, how could I have forgotten them?

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:34

I love the smell of bluebells.

Roses "Lady Emma Hamilton" and "Constance Spry".

Honeysuckle.

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:30

Yes, rain water is important, meant to mention it. I live in a hard water area, they don't like hard water.

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:29

My two did much better when I added another one of a different variety for pollination. Mine are in large pots with ericaceous soil in shade in mid afternoon from the house. This year I will be netting them as the birds found out and starting taking the berries.

Gloves!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:21

Maybe this thread from last year will help  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/tools-and-techniques/gardening-glove-suggestions/666970.html 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:14

Whoop Whoop for Clari

Thanks all, I feel much more hopeful about the Cosmos now. I will pinch them out when they are bigger and, hopefully, they will grow bushy. Other years I've had tall ones in beds, but I don't think they really like the hot dry days in summer here. I wanted bushier shorter ones for pots so I can control the watering better and Antiquity looked lovely.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:08

I'm retired Linda, but I've loved gardening ever since we bought our first house when I was 21 and mother-in-law showed me what to do. I was a nurse, then had 4 children and moved to France. That was first husband's idea, I like England, well I like both but wouldn't have moved given the choice. He died some years ago, now have lovely 2nd OH. I'm glad you are enjoying your retirement.

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