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Leggy Roses, how to resolve

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 15:02

To get to 5 feet they must be shrub roses of some sort. Bare stems are usually due to bad light or bad pruning or both. Next spring if they are pruned properly and fed you may get better results, but light does play a factor in foliage production. As Dove has said a picture of them AND their surroundings will help for more advice.


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:58

You rarely get a second flush from delphiniums, so cut the flower spike out to ground level leaving the foliage intact.

What's in my garden?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:57

It's bracken, you can dig it out and dispose of it. They do seed later in the year so get rid of it now. It's harmless but can be invasive.

What should I plant

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:26

Try this link to taylors clematis. they are specialist growers with a huge choice.

Potentilla fruticosa hedge sparse

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:35

Potentilla takes a few years to grow to any size, I suppose it depends on how big you actually bought them, they only get to about a metre across so are they planted close enough together. They don't really like being pruned too hard either as their growth rate is relatively slow. I'd feed and mulch them and leave them alone, plant a few perennials in between in the mean time.

......the good guys

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:17

I have had some excellent plug plants from South Eastern horticultural on Amazon. They have all arrived well rooted and have shot away upon potting up, have had penstemons, helianthemums and hardy fuchsia.  Their range isn't great, mainly safe easy to raise plants but at under a tenner for 6 or up to 12 plugs it isn't a bad deal.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:06

I find Pat that picking off all the leaves affected and burning them before treating with fungicide is better than just spraying. I also spray the ground around the roses as well then feed and keep well watered at the roots. They look very bare afterwards, but new leaves come back within 2 weeks and if there is any sign of new infection I go through the same process again, it works for me and in some of my customers gardens. They do think I'm mad spending ages picking off leaves but the results are usually the same fresh new growth with little sign of disease.

raspberry malling jewel

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 14:54

Try this link to T&M whippeter, it's clearly explained there.

Unknown flower

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 14:50

It's Allium sphaerocephalon.

Pots or Trough

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:17

You can grow most things in pots or troughs or bags, as long as you feed and water them well, apples or fruit trees in pots brassicas in bags or pots root veg salad, stuffs, your'e only limited by space really. The only thing to remember is they'll all need feeding and watering regularly.

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Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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