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No rose hips on my Rosa rugosa, any ideas why?

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 18:32

WOO, did you try out Logan's suggestion of helping to ensure pollination?


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 18:27

Hello folks - just read back but can't retain so help yourself to ((hugs)) as required.  BL glad you enjoyed your trip and are home safe and sound. 

Spent the afternoon feeling grotty so on the sofa under a blanket with recorded Time Teams on tv. 

OH has found some fish curry in the freezer and will produce a meal shortly. 

Leylandii hedge

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 13:05

Good luck Mark   Hope you can borrow some muscle - what about suggesting a local rugby club come and uproot them for you in exchange for a donation to Children in Need or some such? 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:51

Sweet dreams Pat   and thanks.

Christmas this year will be four days, whether we like it or not, won't it?


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 11:35

Harrumph!  This head cold seems to be turning into a bit more of a nuisance - feeling lethargic and achey

Nevertheless, onions being caramelised for a Red Onion Soda Bread to go with homemade ham and pea soup for supper

Enjoy the siesta and Chinese Hosta - Happy Birthday to the Birthday Boy!


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:20

  Sorry Lilly P - glad pain management working


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:19

OH's birthday on the 19th and son's birthday on 22nd - Christmas in our family starts on the 23rd

Leylandii hedge

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:49

If the soil is nice and damp the roots should 'rock' out relatively easily if you leave a long enough stump to use as a lever - they're not deep rooted - unless you get rid of the roots it'll be difficult to dig in the manure/soil conditioner etc that will be needed after 25 years of Leylandii hedge which will have really impoverished the soil. 

Roses need better conditions that you'll get there without improving it.

Help - what can I plant against a north facing wall

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:23

Mmmm - I'd have thought 3.5m would be ok for a H. pet

They don't grow overly fast and aren't difficult to keep under control.


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:46

Good morning Wonky - I've got a cold - did you give it to me at the weekend?

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