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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:56

  Got that one!

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:07

If you're in a windy spot where roses can suffer from windrock I would take the top one third off in early November, and then prune properly at the end of February/beg of March, depending on the weather. 

Don't do the hard pruning now as it may stimulate gender new growth which would be damaged by frost.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:03

Snoodle - are you booking return tickets?  Do you want to book two and we can travel together?    Or shall I?

Abbreviations

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:00

I've always assumed TY to be thank you and OP as Opening Post or Original Poster  - I worked out LO Little One .... eventually. 

I think most people understand OH to be Other Half ........... don't they?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 17:07

Sounds like it's the 11th then - thanks Topbird

English Bluebells

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 17:05
Graham Langford wrote (see)

I've only just bought the bulbs and i have heard about this naturaising[or whatever] so i thought i'd come on here and askI may plant half of them in the front garden,there's no Spanish ones around there and leave the others until i've dug the Spanish ones up in May,when they appear.Then plant the rest of the English ones next year,Does that sound OK?Also,Do they increase year on year like snowdrops do? .

If you don't plant the bulbs this autumn they'll rot and die - you cannot keep bulbs in suspended animation like seeds.

oops

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 17:03

How far down are they?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:50

Are we going for the 11th or the following Saturday?

Dead Heather?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:32

If it's one of the varieties that need acidic soil, it would have had an effect certainly.

Dead Heather?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:09
FBTurtle wrote (see)

Yes the soil is naturally slightly acidic anyway and I used acidic compost when planting. 

But is your tap water 'hard' and did you use tap water to water them?

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