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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 http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=146 - 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).

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34064.jpg?width=204&height=240&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

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 http://www.mamtaskitchen.com 

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 

http://www.helmingham.com/rosesupports.asp 

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 http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/angle-shades 

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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