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Gertrude rising

Posted: Today at 10:54

I agree. It is the loveliest of roses. I may consider moving it over winter to a sunny wall site. We'll have to see. 

I'm new to the forum and it's nice to see such great and useful responses and conversations

Gertrude rising

Posted: Today at 10:45

It's at the edge of a rose bed with no means of support but I suppose I could put an obelisk next to it. It has been beautiful in it's first full year and the scent is amazing. Thanks for your advice

Gertrude rising

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:01

Last winter I planted several new roses, including a beautiful Gertrude Jrkyll, which has been fantastic all summer. Over the last few weeks, two stems have shot into the air reaching about 6 feet in height. Should I cut them back now or wait until late autumn?

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:12

It's the whole tree. All the leaves are curling and withering. This has happened in just a week. It was fine last monday but looks pretty bad now

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:32

we're more clay than sand. Soils is pretty good and the area around the tree has certainly not dried out. Unable to send picture atm

Transplanting a rose

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:06

I think that much depends upon how long it will be out of the ground. I personally would try to avoid pruning it unless it was simply too big to move. Take as much rootball as you can without disturbing the roots too much and replant asap with plenty of water and fbb.  Good luck and bear in mind that moving an established rose is always a risk

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:02

I have recently moved and now own a delightful and large garden in Suffolk which is dominated by a big apple tree. I have returned home after a week away and found the leaves are falling from the tree and they are curling up although there is no apparent discolouration. The trunk has a green dry mould forming all over it similar to that you might find on stale bread. I have searched on diseases but cannot find anything to match this. Does anybody have any ideas what it might be?

Cordless Hedge Trimers

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 13:22

I agree with Gary. The Bosch Lithium Ion range are excellent with very strong batteries which are quick to charge. Cables are a nuisance and cumbersome so go for the cordless if you can.

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Gertrude rising

Rose issue 
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apple tree issues

apple tree shedding leaves 
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