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17 Jul 2017 17:27
I've been killing them with kindness eh Dove?
Right, they're on a diet from now on...no more Mr Nice Guy!!Thanks once again to both of you for taking the time to help with this matter.
17 Jul 2017 13:42
Many thanks for that great advice too.
Sounds like a plan to me
17 Jul 2017 13:12
Many thanks Dove.
Trust me, it's had more than its share of stern words (plus the odd expletive) aimed towards it so far this year
I thought I'd read that roses were greedy & needed a lot of feeding?
Have I got that wrong or should I be applying this rule to my other roses as well? They're doing ok but could they be doing better...?
17 Jul 2017 12:56
I wonder if anyone can help?
I have a climbing rose (Alberic Barbier) now in its third year on a West facing wall. I've trained it horizontally and the plant itself seems really healthy - loads of new growth and loads of side shoots coming off the main stems and it's almost covering the wall it was bought for.
However, it hardly produces any actual roses!
It didn't produce a great many last year but I wasn't too concerned as it was growing well but this year I can count on one hand the number of roses it's produced.
I've been feeding it weekly from about April onwards with the Miracle Gro multi purpose food but about 6 weeks ago I switched to specialised liquid rose food but still no joy. Yesterday I gave it tomato food in an attempt to jolt it into life.
Can anyone offer any suggestions or tips on this matter as it's most frustrating. I know I'm doing something wrong but can't put my finger on exactly what it is?
19 May 2017 15:00
Thank you Obelixx.
I'll do just that.
19 May 2017 14:22
It certainly does help on the upkeep side of things (and probably saves me posting a pruning question a few months down the line) but what about the actual training of these things?
Do they need training as such ie train the main stems horizontal so the offshoot branches produces more flowers all the way up the plant instead of just at the top?
Or will just letting it "ramble" its own way up the wall produce flowers all the way up the growth as well?
19 May 2017 13:19
All of you - many thanks for that.
I'll pass the info on. She'll be made up.
19 May 2017 12:47
I wonder if you could help my mother in law out with this one?
She's recently had some work done and had to transfer some plants to different beds. All seem fine with most of them however, there's one that was really healthy last year which looks like it's struggling a bit.
This is the plant in question.
She doesn't know what the plant is so we can't look it up online to see if the move to the more shaded border is the cause.
Anyone know what this is & any ideas how to perk it up?
19 May 2017 12:32
I've googled this question but can't seem to get a definitive answer.
I've got a lovely Malvern Hills rambling rose which I intend planting over the weekend on a wall supported by wires.
I have a climbing rose on the other side of the wall which I've trained in horizontal criss crossing rows and which is doing very well.
Do I use the same training method for a rambling rose or just leave it to its own devices to "ramble"?
Thanks in advance
15 May 2017 18:11
Very true Nutcutlet
Leaves definitely not as spikey as the Macrodonta.
I've plenty to be going on with anyway.
Many thanks to you all (again).
15 May 2017 17:45
It's growing quite happily in shade although all the Olearia I'm googling are stating "Full sun"...which is a bit confusing.
15 May 2017 17:38
Posted before I saw Ladybird's reply...Olearia of some description then?
We're narrowing it down anyway.
15 May 2017 17:37
It certainly is Fritillary
Silver Surfer, I've zoomed in on the leaf & it does look like the ones on the links, albeit not quite as spikey.
Are we settling on Olearia Zennorensis then?
15 May 2017 17:14
Good afternoon all.
Could anyone identify this for me please? It's a shrub about 3 feet tall in a shady spot in my mother in law's garden but unfortunately, she's can't for the life of her remember what it's called and we can't find the ticket.
I've just the spot for one of these in mine so thanks in advance for any help given with this.
28 Mar 2017 17:03
Many thanks Dovefromabove (especially for the spelling bit )
28 Mar 2017 16:55
Could anyone be so good as to help me identify these 2 different plants.
The first one I spotted in the gardens of the Treasurer's House in York at the weekend - it had a variegated (is this spelled correctly?) waxy leaf and looked lovely with the daffodils growing through it
The second one I inherited is growing in the garden wall of the house we moved into. It's a lovely low grower and I'd like to plug the gaps in the wall to have it growing the full length.
As always, many thank in advance for any help you lovely folk can give.
20 Mar 2017 13:35
Thanks Chicky & Chrissy.
Certainly no nasty niffs but it has gone rampant the past 12 months.
20 Mar 2017 13:17
Many thanks. You're a diamond.
20 Mar 2017 13:06
Could any of you lovely helpful folks out there tell me what plant this is?
I think it's a Hellebore but am not 100% sure.
I inherited it when I moved in & it's certainly thriving in my North facing perpetually damp front garden
Many thanks in advance
21 Oct 2016 14:15
Thank you very much Glenda.You're a diamond.