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ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:09

I don't know Phillipa, just fishing really, think I'll just wash them off and plant them up. Could be a nice surprise layer in the year.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:59

I have lifted them all and stored them before I relocate them, but I'd like to know exactly if anyone has a suggestion. The leaves are almost deciduous and they are quite different to the Iris's I have in my garden.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:47

I found this in the undergrowth in a clients garden today. I don't remember seeing it flower last year. A bit like an Iris, sword shaped leaves with rhizomes. Any ideas anyone?


Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 16:59

Primrose, they aren't to bad to move, usual procedure, as much root ball as possible water in well, feed etc. its best done after flowering but if they can't wait do it as soon as you can they settle well.

Should all roses be pruned at the same time?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:29

Well a good basic book is The Rose Expert. They're a series of books on gardening basics. Cheap too.

Should all roses be pruned at the same time?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 15:58

Yes you can just do it before the cold weather returns.


Sweet peas

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 15:54

I grow mine in the same place each year, however I add plenty of home made compost each autumn and let it rot down over winter. I also feed them on a regular basis with tomato food and get hundreds of blooms each season. I am lucky in that I get free horse manure on a regular basis which all goes on the compost bins, so its pretty rich stuff by the time it gets spread.

Should all roses be pruned at the same time?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 10:56

Terry the hedge plus the pampas grass will be taking everything from the surrounding soil, so I'd move the rose. It's the easier job. Dig a big hole, lift the rose with as much soil as you can, although I nearly always find the soil just falls away, add some rootgrow, bonemeal and FYM  to the hole, plant and keep well watered in the first year. Prune it back quite hard after replanting, which will encourage new root growth. You won't get too much in the first year but subsequent years should see a lot more flowers.

Should all roses be pruned at the same time?

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 17:17

Terry, the first three I'd not do a lot too other than tidy them up a bit. The pruning cuts are a bit high, maybe another quarter inch down an take away any dead wood. The climber is Arthur Bell, lovely rose, now that you can do something with if you want. The red stems at the bottom of the stem can be used to create a new set of climbing stems. It does take a while for them start going but they'll form a good stem in one season. You have to be careful though, the red stems break away very easily, you have to wait till they start to green up before properly training them so it takes patience, they'll still be flexible enough to tie in in a few months and will produce flowers first year, but be better second and subsequent years. 

The thicker stem on the right, and you don't have to do this, but if you want to reinvigorate it ithen do so. You cut that back to about six inches, there will be dormant buds below it and they will produce new red stems which you can the train in as they turn green.

 If you do decide to reinvigorate it the tie in at 45 degrees if you can, you may need to add some trellis to both walls to spread the stems out a bit more, but it's perfectly possible though to add another foot each wall to give you more coverage.

trouble with grafted wisteria

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 15:24

Sounds like shock shraman, if the stems are greening up it means its taking up water, so it may well be OK.

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