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Bare Root Rose - No Growth?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:33

Louise - I wouldn't worry yet - if you only planted them 3 days ago they will take some time to settle in - I wouldn't expect much sign of life above ground for  a good couple of weeks (especially since the last few days have been quite cold).

As for your climber, it would probably be happier in the ground than in a pot - your low wall option sounds like it could be a winner

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:28

Looking good Garden Girl !

Hope you enjoy the show tomorrow Andy - your azalea looks like a prize winner to me.

Love your pots Bev

Looking forward to a weekend of gardening (amongst the showers) - some plants to get in the ground, some mulching to do, and some weeding and bed edging to tackle.  Can't wait.  Best get some beauty sleep in preparation

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 06:56

My fave !  I'm a Rachel de Thame girl at heart !! (can she be another "R"??)

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 06:51

Roses, roses, roses, roses ! Love them all


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 06:48

Morning Gilly, Andy, Dove.

Its Friday

Had a trip to the GC yesterday lunchtime, and succumbed to temptation - one of the fancy aquilegias with great long spurs.  The wild ones do really well here, so will see how their rarified cousins get on.  Our wisteria is just beginning to show the colour of its flowers - and one of my alliums is sneaking his head out of his flower bud.  Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but I think it is nearly summer .....

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 07:03

My husband's constant refrain in the garden is "Does it come up next year ?"

If the answer is no, he humphs and wanders off muttering about time/effort/nothing/grumble/grumble.

But  I carry on growing cosmos and rudbeckia regardless - and some of the latter end up being perennial in a good year


Posted: 16/05/2013 at 06:59

Hi to the morning shift.

Down to 0 c here last night, although not actually a frost.  Beautiful morning now though.  Shame I will waste it playing office politics.  Plants are so much more straightforward .....

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:52

Pentillie - we watched at home - what a thriller  Go Raffa Go!!

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:48

Just remembered pushkinas 

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:46

 Thought it was just me and sticky petunias! What makes them do it (go sticky?)

Discussions started by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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