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male and female for berries?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:01

It is true with the viburnham nut, must say I wasn't really aware of it either.

What to do now roses have rooted

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:59

If that is typical of the roses you have, don't prune in the first year, let them establish, and next year you can hard prune. Roses take a year to get going, but once the root system has grown, and they're happy, you'll be rewarded with plenty of blooms.

Rose Maintenance

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:51

Brycey, you feed after the first flush of flowers, having pruned back about 6 inches from the head. Weeping roses are usually once flowering, so don't expect miracles, however I've had success with ramblers, usually once flowering, by pruning back as described and regular dead heading. You won't achieve repeat flowering (a good display) with either of them. Repeat the the first process and you may get more flowers. Roses unless bred to repeat flower can be hit and miss.

What to do now roses have rooted

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:52

Potted roses even cuttings, can go outside at any time of the year, but I'd leave it a month for the soil to warm a bit before planting out. Don't feed them just yet, when planting add rootgrow to the planting hole along with some bonemeal and farmyard manure. Water them in very well, and mulch them with some more farm yard manure. They should grow away well. Prune by half after planting.

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:46

Laurel is just starting to grow, you can do it now and late summer, but depends where you live, the more southerly you are the earlier you can prune and vice versa if northerly. 

male and female for berries?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 15:22

Try the RHS website, I didn't think the pyracantha and cotoneaster needed male cross fertilization, it's usually insects that do the job. First year shrubs take time to get going anyway, so just give the last two time. As for the viburnham try ringing the nursery, they should be able to fulfill any order.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 23:00

Provide them with winter hibernation places rose, have already seen them in my garden on sunny days, but not far from the bug house and leaf/stick piles.

Advice on what may be causing hedge disease and how l could treat

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:54

The reason the hedge is bare at the bottom is that your'e cutting it straight. Hedges should be cut at an angle narrower at the top and wider at the base. FB&B is good, but growmore will do just as well.


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:50

Probably sooty mold. Solution, spray with mild soapy water repeatedly until it clears.

Rose Maintenance

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:51

With weeping roses you have to be a bit more careful BryceyD, You cut back to give you a symmetrical shape. Take out any dead wood and older thicker stems. You want to encourage the younger supple stems. Take a step back as often as possible to keep an eye on what your'e doing. Then feed and mulch it.

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