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Rose trimming

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 06:39

No, it will delay them but not stop them.  But they don't have to be trimmed back every year - if they're not getting too big you could leave them this year. Floribundas don't need heavy pruning anyway.  Just check for any dead-looking or thin and twiggy stems and take them out and leave the rest.  Give them a dose of Blood, Fish and Bone or proprietory rose fertiliser and they'll be fine.

You can always cut them back a bit when you dead-head them, as long as you're careful not to remove buds.

Just remember to do them in March next year. 



Posted: 15/05/2013 at 06:33

Good morning all   Wet and chilly here but some blue sky to the west so fingers are crossed.

She is gorgeous Blackest 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 21:43

Slug and vine weevil hunting  amongst other things 


Sleep tight 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 21:39

There was a lot of grunting and snuffling coming from one of the hedgehog houses about 6am this morning 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 21:25

Sweet dreams Bev 

We just went out to bring the tomato plants in from the little greenhouse, and saw a hedgehog busy snuffling about in the herb bed - then she realised we were there and she did a runner over to the Shady Bank.  Last summer the hedgehogs were only visiting our garden and didn't arrive until past our bedtime most nights, but now we appear to have one 'in residence' we may well have to curtail our activities in the garden in the dark so we don't disturb her 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 21:15

Hello folks - I'm home and the butts are a bit fuller than they were - just going out to get the tomatoes in - then I feel as if I'm going to fall asleep 


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 07:19

Morning FG

If it's Verdun he's very small, quite noisy and he's in the wrong place for cake - they only get hedgehog biccies, peanuts, banana chips and mealworms out there  - he'll have to come indoors and pull up a chair at the table to get cake 


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 06:53

Morning all  sun's shining here in Norfolk but there's rain forecast later, so tomato plants will go into the mini greenhouse for the day as I've got to go to work.

There's a lot of snuffling and grunting coming from the inside of one of the hedgehog houses - wonder what's going on in there?

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 06:49

All of them  - and I'm sharing them with a friend who has a proper greenhouse, so we do stand some chance of getting something - they're looking good so far - we just need the weather to warm up so we can have our house back - hopefully it should be ok to put them out when we come home from our hols in June. 

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:13
artjak wrote (see)

The front cover of one of the tabloids today said; experts forecast another awful summer. I refuse to believe it until it happens

I'm with you artjak 

Italophile - I have to look after them properly, after all, that tortoise brought them a very long way - is he home yet? 


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