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Prolonging flowering this autumn - Asters and crysanths and roses

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 18:44

With the roses, just keep deadheading. I usually have roses blooming into November However, this year, my roses haven't had a very good 'second' flush. I've dead-headed them, fed them, but, one bed in particular (Pearl) just isn't flowering at all at the moment. I wonder whether the hot weather and lack of water affected them ?? My climbers are the similar - they flowered well at first, but just haven't got a lot of flowers now.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 14:01

I grew about six of these last year in the greenhouse - never again They made so much mess and took up so much room They were nice to eat tho'


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 13:51

I'm with GillyL:

Whatever has gone past wearing to go out in,a mix of old tops and trousers occasionally shorts and the odd hat

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 21:00

I have four hanging baskets in the greenhouse that I planted last year. Despite this years weather I have been picking them since the beginning of June (I think). We ate strawberries every day and also have made two kilos into jam (we got fed up with eating them ). At the moment they are having a rest, but new flowers are growing so we will have more soon. I've had no problems with disease. I kept the baskets in the greenhouse over the winter, just watering them from time to time. I tidied the plants up in the spring and replaced the top soil.













































































































































































































































Rhododendrons and horse muck !

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:11

LOL The field is only 3/4 acre - next to our house. I have the greenhouse and raised beds on it, plus fruit trees. There's a gate onto the road so our friend just drives his tractor in and dumps We've spent 5 years renovating the house, so only just getting the garden (jungle) sorted 

Rhododendrons and horse muck !

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:51

Ah - yes   I've have too although I planted my beans out last weekend and they didn't like the wind, but hopefully they will come away OK

Rhododendrons and horse muck !

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:30

What do you mean by compost it ?? I just have mine delivered by a friend who dumps a tractor/trailer load in our field. I leave it to sit there for at least 6 months before using it (far too much to shift it anywhere near my compost bins One heap is with straw, the other is just pure poo

Rhododendrons and horse muck !

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:56

OK - I won't use the cow manure on them They do get a good mulch of leaves in the autumn naturally

Have just mulched a 200 ft hedge with the straw manure (did this last year too) and used it for the veggies, but have so much left, I'll have to use it on another hedge

Thank you




Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 17:51

Yes - they were small plugs but I planted them into 9cm pots. I'm not sure how big the Hayloft plugs will be, but they say ' big enough to plant out straight awy but better to pot up for a few weeks'

Rhododendrons and horse muck !

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 14:36

We inherited about a dozen, mature rhododendrons/azaleas when we bought our house. They are in a shady area under trees and a very overgrown beech hedge. We have severely pruned the beech hedge now and the rhododendrons are now getting more light and seem to be doing a lot better this year. I have a huge amount of well-rotted horse manure (with and without straw) - any reason not to mulch the rhododendron with it ??

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