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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Eucalyptus tree advice

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:01

I've never grown eucalyptus but I wouldn't think that tomato feed is suitable as it is formulated to encourage flowering and fruiting.  

How long is it since you've had it?

Growing Roses

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:56
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 This is my newly planted Bonica when it was just coming into bloom a couple of weeks ago - now it has clusters of several blooms.

Growing Roses

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:49

Snoodle - It looks quite like Bonica   I've grown it three times now - a lovely rose which copes with a bit of shade and makes a lovely cut flower - an absolute picture in a jug with some Ladies Mantle .  

It does grow quite lax and I see that nowadays it's advertised as procumbent or groundcover - I used to prune it like a floribunda which kept the stems shorter and a bit more sturdy.  

I've planted another one this year - this time it's on a bank so I don't mind if some of it flops a bit - we'll have to see how it goes. 

Fruit from pips

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:43

When my children were small and we had a conservatory we used to grow citrus pips - orange and tangerine, grapefruit and lemon - we grew them on and they became like small houseplants - probably about a foot tall - they didn't fruit but they flowered a lot - there was always one of them blooming, and the conservatory smelt fantastic. Great fun and worth doing for the perfume alone 

Roses

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:38

Isn't it beautiful 

If I were you I'd prepare a good spot in the garden as per the advice on this link http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=191#section-3 and plant it out into the garden.  It will be much happier.  

When the individual blooms die I'd cut it off, cutting it back to a strong set of leaves - then it will grow more flowering shoots but that way you'll keep it fairly compact and it won't grow too tall.  

Some roses do produce such heavy blooms that they are prone to droop a bit, particularly if weighed down after the rain.  It's a good idea to go out after the rain and shake the blooms gently to get most of the raindrops off.  

Hope that helps 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:53

Coffee's on .......... 

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:10

Of course it might have been children who didn't know/hadn't been taught any different - maybe leaving the flowers there was part of them being taught that they mustn't pick other people's flowers.

Folks - re the Quote facility (or sudden lack of same)  Daniel has reported it to the techies 

Half dying evergreen

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:01

Hi Kevin - whereabouts are you?  DEFRA only has to be informed if the outbreak is in Gt Britain but not on the mainland, eg Isle of Man, Northern Ireland etc. 

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:57

"I enjoy "adapting" things for example my pond is an old poster for hustle!"

 

How??????????  This we must see ..................... 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:48

Clarington - I think we must share the same mother 

 

 

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