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Rose advise

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 10:07

Hybrid teas are better planted than potted Sandra. If it's containerised it can stay there till you plan to plant it. Best position for any rose is full sun, and planting is fairly simple, big hole add some bonemeal, well rotted manure or homemade compost, sprinkle the rootball with rootgrow and plant with the union below the level of the soil. Fill in the hole and leave a depression around the plant and water with a full 2 gallon watering can. Water every 2 weeks till it's established. Keep it well watered in the summer as well. It'll flower well this year but even better in subsequent years. Oh forgot mulch it after planting. 

Tree lilies

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:32

The ones I planted last year threw up a single stem. This spring, three stems from each area. Looking forward to the scent and display.

Weed problem: Alkanet

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:28

To be honest rottijim roundup is very effective with alkanet, one application and its gone especially now. It won't totally disappear, the seeds hang around for ages and germinate throughout the year. But of its a serious issue and it is in one garden I look after its the best way.

Snails in pond

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:24

Snails will find a pond like birds find food. They're good for the health of a pond and it shows you have a healthy one.

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:22

Dove don't mind at all. I had a hell of a time copying it in the first place. Thanks to all that have signed so far, more the merrier, so please support it. We all moan when it's cancelled so let's do something about it.

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:43

To all my friends on this wonderful forum, please consider signing the below petition to ask the BBC to stop cancelling GW in favour of other programmes. Gardening is a passion for many more people than some of the sporting events being televised.

Natural predators

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 14:32

I've been in client gardens all week and the number of ladybirds out sunning themselves is more than ive seen in quite a few years. Hopefully no greenfly this year.


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 22:35

That's why I said big rootball Verdun. If I move one I use a garden fork. I like bowles mauve but I'm not a huge fan myself, although I grow them for clients.

9cm plants - grown on since Jan

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:26

Goldsturm is hardy as long as the drainage is good peanuts.


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:24

Take a big rootball and hey presto moved.

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Awful new format for forum

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A way to attract slugs

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Best potting mix for Crinum

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Heliotrope Pet danger

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Petition to stop cancelling GW

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Citrus resurrection

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Shrub ID

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ID please

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Colder weather on the way

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Shrub ID please

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Shrub ID please

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Shrub/Tree ID please

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Idea's Please

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Uploading pics

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