David K


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Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:34

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/RoseRememberMe.gif

 'Remember Me'

Some years ago there was a terrible rail crash between two packed express trains where I worked, but given the resulting carnage, the death toll was thankfully quite small.....just one driver of the two trains was killed.

Following the disaster, a fellow workmate and myself decided that as a lasting tribute to the driver, we would construct a memorial garden alongside the track.....the garden is still there, well tended & on view to the public.

That's the story, but (in keeping with this thread) I wanted to say that a dozen of  above rose (Remember Me) were planted in the garden.....these were donated by Gregory's Nursery. 

Thassorl! 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 11:15

Hi, Peter...sorry for taking so long to reply.

There are quite a few reasons why your SPs are as you describe. The first suspect is overwatering, especially during cool weather....this can cause root-rot.

Also, sweet peas need a fairly neutral soil, maybe yours is acid or alkaline?

phlox

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 11:06

I  agree with Dave..I have some at much the same stage as yours, rosemummy.

Southport Flower Show

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 11:04

OL - I sometimes do Southport, but often don't decide until closer to the date...if I do decide to visit, I'll PM you.

'Happy is the bride that the sun shines on'......wishing you all a fantastic day.

i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 08:47

Top of the morning to you, irishgardener, welcome to the forum.......goodness, what do you do in your spare time?

For Pauline: http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/garden-gallery-2014/236027-77.html

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 08:37

Yes, this dense planting for effect is a ploy they all use and (as Salino says) something to keep in mind when choosing.

Growing Roses

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:31

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/002_zpsb925e0c2.jpg

 

Sorry for posting another shot of my Royal William rose  but it looked so beautiful in the early morning sun, I couldn't resist.

Growing Roses

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 08:30

David M, thank you for your kind comments.

I recognise all the roses you mention from my youth.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:01

Whoops!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 21:00

Thanks folks......the red is 'Fields of Fire', btw.

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