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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

tomato plants in containers all going pale

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:06

Mine aren't changing colour yet - patience Rosemummy - patience 

moving roses

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:04

Yes, I'd cut back hard in the late autumn and then move.  Of course I know that you'll prepare the new site well and use some of the mycorrhizal powder on the roots 

cuttings

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:00

Yes, they don't need warmth - roses and foxgloves both into a shady corner now - perhaps with something over the top of the foxgloves for when the snow comes if it comes, but open at the sides.  They don't need protection from the cold, but something over the top would prevent them from getting waterlogged.  the foxgloves will disappear over the winter so don't panic 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:36

It's Panda 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:26

Whoops!  Missed those   They must be KEF and Pdoc's   Binbags are under Panda's lounger on the verandah 

cuttings

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:24

I'd go for it - they'll either strike for you or they won't, and if they don't I'd assume your 'permission' carries forward to next year and you can have another go 

Staking standard fuchsias and the like

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:22

I see.  It is harder to get the 'trunk' close to the cane that way 

cuttings

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:21

I don't disturb rose cuttings for about 12 months - I just leave them outside in a shady corner and look for new growth the following spring/summer.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:19

Good morning KEF 

Bright sunshine and white fluffies here now but strong gusty wind and heavy rain overnight - had to get up to shut the big windows about 3am, some pots blown over outside have been straightened up now.  At least the butts are full and the lawns have been watered.

We're going to make a definite decision on tomorrow's Beth Chatto trip this afternoon - forecast is for heavy rain ................ 

Staking standard fuchsias and the like

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:11

I've not grown a standard fuchsia for years, but I used to use a sturdy 'extra thick' single  bamboo cane (tomato cane size) - using garden raffia in a figure eight to tie the plant to the cane, but I'd tie all the way up about every six to eight inches to keep it straight.

I'd start off with the tall cane and the cutting together, rather than change a smaller cane for a bigger one - that way you avoid damaging the roots when replacing the cane with a bigger one. 

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Brown patch on lawn

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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

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