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Rose ignorance

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:35

Good-oh!!!  Shall we put it in the diary for June when the roses are out? 

Rose ignorance

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:22

I'm trying to resist any pruning other than at the tip, to give the branches a chance to flop over and form the basis of a mound - if you get my meaning. 

Nut, I hope you don't mind me singing the praises of the gardens at Helmingham Hall on this thread - it is a fantastic place.  I grew up just a short cycle ride away.  The walled veg garden was the inspiration for the one at Highgrove - I've not been for a couple of years due to lack of time but it's an absolute must for next year - the tea shop is highly recommended - I'd be happy to meet up with a Forker or three if anyone wants a gardening escapade next year. 

Poinsettia SOS

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:15

Hi marklikesbees - remove the yellow leaves and water as soon as the top of the compost is dry.  More information here - it may be that yours isn't getting enough light if it's on a table in the middle of the room.  Can you put it nearer a window (but not close to a radiator and not in strong sunlight - if there is any).


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:12

Welcome back Jatnik   Smiley happy people here 

what's this green fatty?

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:09

No, leatherjackets are that dirty olive green colour, just as yours were and like these.



Posted: 17/11/2013 at 08:55

Forester - Mamta (whose website it is, does not eat meat so there are loads of veggie recipes - however her husband and other family members do eat meat, so there are loads of recipes containing meat and fish too.  Here it is 

Don't mow the lawn in the damp, it'll turn to mush and clog the mower up too.  What we need is a few dry days and nights, a bit of sunshine and no frost - then we can mow happily. 

Verdun, that veg patch sounds pretty 

Rose ignorance

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 08:50

I've found that this is a common problem with the David Austin 'Old Roses' - I think that their habit owes a lot to the genes they've inherited from the English shrub roses which are more like ramblers.  Xa Tollemache has an amazing rose garden at Helmingham Hall and has 'invented' a form of support for her shrub-type roses 

However, these are very expensive.  I'm using whatever I can to support my David Austin Old Roses until they build up a large enough framework to support themselves in a sort of mound.  

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 08:34

And all that manure for the garden!  

what's this green fatty?

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 08:31

I'd just tuck it away back where I found it - it probably knew what it was doing when it chose it's spot for the winter 

Indoor plant

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 08:27

It all depends where you're going to place the jardiniere - if we can work out why the Peace Lily was unhappy we might be able to make some useful suggestions.

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