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Today's Successes

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:15

OL, your OH sums it all up well.....stuff you grow yourself tastes as it should.....can you ever go back to the tasteless supermarket rubbish?

Probably homegrown carrots are the best example of the taste difference.

Growing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 18:11

Been thinking about you, Lizzie, enjoy your day......the weather here is looking promising for you.

Remember the restaurant.

Growing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 18:07

That's a difficult one, Rebecca.....for me, probably Coughton Court in Warwicshire or Rosemoor in Devon. Then again, there are lots more.

Growing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:47

Bev, remember, bare rooted roses cost much less than those in pots.....this is because they are grown in an open field and thus it involves less labour costs. The downside is that they can only be bought when they are dormant, whilst pot-grown can be bought & planted all year round.

For me, I think bare-rooted bushes make for a better eventual plant.

Peter Beale is my favourite supplier.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:34
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I've had my eyes open and my ears pinned back David 


You're far too modest, our Dove.....you have no need any advice from me, I'm sure.

Btw, can't do smileys on this pc I'm on.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:43
rosemummy wrote (see)

I have buds on my sweet peas! Hurrah! Only...a few of the clusters of buds look a bit droopy, should they?

 

Absolutely no problem, rosemummy, it's perfectly normal.

Nice SPs Dove  OL....and Dove, you managed it without any help from me.

Growing Roses

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:40

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003_zpsc8738fe1.jpg

 

This is 'Royal William'......planted bare rooted last November.

Bev - I'm really pleased you're enjoying this thread and finding likeminded people who share your passion and are here for you if you need help.

Confetti from Rose petals

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:18

Sisters wedding on Saturday??? Oh dear, OL....the petals should have been collected a week ago, placed on a tray & placed in the airing cupboard to dry....then as Dove says they would keep for a long time.

It's not too late if you can quicken the drying-up bit.

Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 11:58
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Totally agree David - meant to say that - breakfast distracted me 

....sorite, Dove  not usually many gaps in your advice  and further to my own advice, perhaps a liquid feed such as liquid seaweed would be more helpful.

Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:38

I agree with Dove, cept I think your rose needs something more quick acting than soil/manure.

If you decide on some action other than Dove's excellent idea, try a rose feed such as Wilkinson's dry 'Rose Food'.

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