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Raspberries from seed

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:29

I've purchased very good quality strawberry plants from Ken Muir http://www.kenmuir.co.uk/.  

They are part of the DEFRA certification scheme  http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/phps.cfm which, while it cannot  give a cast iron guarantee that plants are disease free, does carry out inspections and laboratory testing and ensures that all possible steps are taken to avoid selling plants carrying a virus.

In my opinion this is a much better option than attempting to grow strawberries from seed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:20

KEF

Can't be faffed to change settings again 

carrots not long enough

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:18

That's normal for a Nantes -  up to a maximum of 6 inches - they're an early cropping carrot - for a larger maincrop carrot try Autumn King  http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/8692.shtml  

Clematis ID please

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:06

Could be one of the herbaceous (non climbing) ones - possibly  Edward Pritchard?   http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-edward_pritchard.html  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:59
KEF - you have a PM - now I shall have to change my settings again .........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:54

Still think gastropods - see those brown areas - that's where the surface of the petal has been rasped/grazed by the b*****s! 

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:49

I think I'd cut it back in early spring.  

If I can find mine in amongst the alpina I'll cut it back to some strong buds around late Feb, weather permitting. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:44

Slugs and snails 

 

Morning KEF and Bekkie 

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.

 

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