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Mr Monty Don at Ventnor Down to Earth Evening

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:23
Orchid Lady wrote (see)


When yo get bored with Sheffield you could move to Blackpool David 


Just keep admiring me photos and you'll get all the help you need here!


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:19
Helen King3 wrote (see)

i have aphids by the thousand all over my lupins any ideas for next  year now

Onions? Truth is Helen, lapins have a species of greenfly which are specific to them, the name being (not surprisingly) 'lupin aphid'. They are much larger than other species and I'm afraid you'll always be bothered with them if you grow lupins....much as you will always attract blackfly when you grow nasturtiums.

I think it's called the joy of gardening.   


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 21:57

If you must use washing-up liquid, just a few drops in a bucket of water. The proper stuff to be using is horticultural soft soap, to be honest.

If you want to zap your aphids in an organic way, make up an extremely effective insecticidal spray from rhubarb leaves & water....this uses the oxalic poison present in the rhubarb leaves.

Kills caterpillars and other nasties too.

Mr Monty Don at Ventnor Down to Earth Evening

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 21:47

Stick to plan a, rosemummy.......I'll move to Sheffield.

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 20:07
Salino wrote (see)
Netfella wrote (see)

Hi folks, is the conclusion that it's New Dawn then? I can get some more pics if it helps.


James my is unquestionably 'New Dawn'....


I agree, Salino....way past my bed time last time I looked at it.

Mr Monty Don at Ventnor Down to Earth Evening

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 20:03

Is it okay if I'm not jealous??

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:18

Buggerit! I'm orf to bed!

Nite nite.

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:16


Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:12
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I've just been googling and don't think it comes as a climber either so that's out too. There was another that you have (I think) a well known one David but has a stronger scent?


Who's a clever girl.....Albertine!

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:10

I have a RHS A-Z plant finder and have looked at likely candidates without luck....maybe it's an old Victorian variety.

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