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Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:38

Panda - don't worry about it, we'll share Clari's cider later.  

Well, gardening stopped almost as soon as it started as I had to dash to get the washing in while the Gods were moving the furniture around upstairs!!!!!!!!  

I've decided that it's definitely a Watching Wimbledon afternoon (which probably means that the rain's going to stop any minute).  I've made supper - all I have to do is turn the oven on and pop it in later.  

Just going to put the kettle on and put my feet up in front of Centre Court 


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:30

Hi Melvyn - you need to email the team at 

Perennials planting time

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:40

Looking good Snoodle   Which achillea is that?

Growing Roses

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:13

Think Felicia produces a larger shrub than Jacques Cartier so ................ 

Eucalyptus tree advice

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:11

Fingers crossed James   Don't overwater it - after all, in the wild it copes with pretty dry conditions. 

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

 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 


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 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 

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