Dovefromabove


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ClImbing rose

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:42

The majority of climbing roses bloom on wood produced in the previous year, so cutting all canes down to the ground means that you will lose a season's blooms.

Please watch the video I linked to above - it is a simple explanation of how to train, prune and control climbing roses  and get blooms all over the plant.

 

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:33

It can be done - here in Norwich there is an amazing exotic garden  http://www.exoticgarden.com/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:31

Good morning folks!  More storms overnight and still overcast now, but dry and warm -  think a quiet day in the garden is called for 

Well done Woody 

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:14

I've grown Duchess of Edinburgh in three different gardens - I can't resist it, it's so beautiful - each time I've found it quite difficult to get it established and happy although after several years it's been fabulous.  

I've found that it is much happier clambering through things rather than train it up a fence etc.  

This time I've decided just to leave it alone and let it find it's own way - it's already rambling and scrambling through some honeysuckle and alpina clematis, and this year it's had three blooms (it's been planted 2 years) - I'm hoping that in the next couple of years it'll begin to perform much better.  

carrots not long enough

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:06

How long is not long enough?  Nantes are stump rooted carrots reaching a maximum of 6" in ideal conditions. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:59

Hello - I'm home after a lovely day with friends old and new and lovely gardens, cake and ice cream, not to mention a lovely pub supper this evening - now feet are up and I'm feeling very dozy 

I hope everyone's had a lovely day - I'll read back about what you've been up to tomorrow morning ................... 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:43

Back home, Campari & soda taken and feet (and swollen ankles) up - what a truly lovely day   Snoodle and Topbird were lovely and it felt as if we'd known them for ages, and it was great to see old friends Nut, Artjak and Panda.

The only fly in the ointment was the newly charged batteries I'd put in the camera hadn't held their charge - must need new batteries   So thank goodness some of the others had fully charged cameras and took loads of pics.  Some lovely ones from Artjak already 

After cake, ice cream and pots of tea at the gardens and the mandatory perusal and purchase of plants, Panda, Snoodle and I went to a great local pub recommended by Snoodle and had a drink or three and a lovely meal - consequently I've only just put Panda on the train and arrived home, totally bushed and very happy 

 

Holey snail

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:50

That makes the Leopard slug even more of a possibility. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:49

'Mine' are almost there Chicky 

Right, just off to get some petrol and pick up a Panda 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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