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Planting out pot grown roses

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 15:44

I've just bought a Paul's scarlet climber in a pot.It was from a nursery that closed down. It's in a large 12" pot but there is hardly any green foliage on it and 2 small flowers. I guess it's been in it for ages and badly needs to go into the garden. Should I prune the straggly bits back? Also it's got moss and weeds growing on the surface so I'd like to remove the top couple of inches of soil. Will this be OK? I don't know much about roses- can't you tell!

Hebe Help!!

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 14:42

Yours sounds like one that I've got. To be on the safe side , push some of the bits you cut off into some pots. I've done this when I've knocked a bit off with the mower by carelessness, and they always take. Very easy to propagate, so after a few years you could replace the old one with a new plant.

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 14:26

Yes I would suggest a hebe, as they are a favourite of mine. I have Lots in my garden, planted in all aspects and they all thrive. There are so many different varieties, large, small, different leaf colours and flower colours, so there should be one to suit your conditions.

Plants for wildlife

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 14:17

Yes I'm disappointed as well, having bought plants to encourage butterflies especially. I've only seen one cabbagewhite in the last month! The bumble bees are making the most of the scabious and buddleia globosa and erigeron today despite the wind. Just hoping the forecast for 3 dry days next week here for Essex holds true, and maybe I'll see a few more flyers!

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 14:07

Thanks Kate1123, I've had my say on there as well. I'm sure most of us will be watching Alan T.

Thanks Gardener's wife for this discussion. I shouted at the tv when Monty said no GW for 4 weeks. Just hope he's making the most of the rest and having a holiday himself!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:59

After 2 days of sunshine we are back to the rain again here in Essex. I have been baling water out of my border AGAIN. Never in the 41 years I've lived here have we had it this wet so many times.I expect to have water standing at the end of the winter as we are on clay, but never at this time of year. Long term forecast doesn't look great either.

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:45

Wow! What do you do in your spare time!

Overrun by blue flowers

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 20:50

Forget-me-not?

Strange plant

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 21:27

I grew one last year from a small plant. It ended up 7ft tall! The birds and bees loved it, but I have seedings coming up in my lawn, dozens of them, also in between the slabs on the patio. It must have been from when I cut it down at the end of the season. I thought the seeds had all been eaten but obviously not!

Mystery Plant

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:04

Looks a bit like a Michaelmas daisy leaf and size. You'll have to wait  a while for the flowers if it is as they usually flower in September!

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