Latest posts by discodave

Mystery flower

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 13:26

I cant even find the thread lol


Mystery flower

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 13:02

once again nutcutlet is correct


February in Your Garden

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 12:35

I haven't seen starlings in years.. Used to see them all the time where my parents are

Mystery flower

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 11:49

It looks a bit like one of the Eucalyptus family

Euonymus Aleuts

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 09:28

I suppose it depends how big it is.? I start most of my shrubs, bushes & trees off in containers when they are small

February in Your Garden

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 07:04

We have had a couple of very nice sunny days, Im hoping that the next few will be good too. I want to get out in the garden and tackle the outstanding digging and pruning jobs I need to do in order to be ready and take delivery of the copious amounts of plants I ordered for free yes free... How happy am I?


Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 06:44

I'm not sure I agree with that muddy, fox hunting would have had to kull many many hundreds a year to make a difference. I am slightly inclined to believe that fox hunting created a natural preditor of the fox, where would you move if there was a natual preditor, away from it of course, in to the towns and cities where there are no preditors and your numbers can rise unchecked, until the point where you are the top natural preditor in that area and become brazen enough to come in to houses and try to take babies (dogs or cats would fight back). There is a constant source of food for foxes in cities. People think they are cute and let them walk up to their houses and after all, once a fox gets used to that whats the difference between that house and the one next door with an open entry to a fox? While I am neither for nor against foxes I am inclined to think that we need to teach them that towns and cities are not safe havens for them. After all, would we have the same discussion if they were wolves.?

Can I train a rambling rose over an arch?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:22

depending on the type, some can be cut back now. 

Can I train a rambling rose over an arch?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:53

The simple answer is yes you can.

The longer answer is tie in the new shoots in a back (then forth motion- as it grows). Your next issue is the type of arch you have, some roses don't get too heavy until after a few years but if you trim back the unwanted weight you should be able to cope.   I had one last year that had only previously grown by about 1ft, then I put in a cheap arch, and it grew over 8 ft in 1 year, needless to say, I pruned it back in November and  re-tied it to the support, as it now grows I will train the new growth over the support. 

Help! Droopy fig

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:34

Its not the worst thing that all the leaves fell off, it is winter after all..

Its not a bad idea to gently aclimatise it back to the outdoors. If its not too cold out then try putting it outside during the day in a sheltered sunny spot and bring it back indoors at night. You should be able to leave it outside no problem in about 10 days. (is it in a pot you bought it in?) can you supply a photo?


Discussions started by discodave

advice on taking Geranium cuttings

Not done it since a lad 
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Last Post: 30/03/2013 at 19:21

vitex agnus castus latifolia

Has anyone grown one of these? 
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Last Post: 04/03/2013 at 08:26

Birds nesting

Several birds making nests 
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Last Post: 07/03/2013 at 18:23

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines day 
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seed or plants 
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Last Post: 28/03/2013 at 09:42

Standard Rose

Anyone grown these.? 
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Last Post: 04/04/2013 at 18:25

Seed swap

I was sent this link 
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Last Post: 09/01/2013 at 21:38

Taking Laurel Cuttings

Any advice? 
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Last Post: 06/03/2017 at 22:55

shredded pansies

leave look eaten 
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Last Post: 30/11/2012 at 12:18

Please can you identify

Blue Portuguese flower 
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Last Post: 08/01/2013 at 13:31

Basil leaf damage

brown spots 
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