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Leggy Roses, how to resolve

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:30

Have you any idea what variety of rose they are?  If not, please can you post a picture of the flower and of the whole bush.

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  It doesn't work for phones - yet. 

What to do with indoor Stargazer Lily

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:23

Are you sure they're not seed pods?


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:21
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Ok I've been busy while you lot have been rabbiting. Shredded the philadelphus and viburnum I murdered, and big bits of hawthorn. Fed OH  and made coffee.

Now I've just got to gather up all the little bits of hawthorn and shred those.

kef and Dove...

You've had too much sun. polishing parquet floors and ironing.... !!!!!!!!

Lie down in a darkened room until the feeling passes. Drink plenty. Nearly pimms o clock


It's ok Fidget - I haven't done the parquet - I couldn't lift the polisher over the piles of stuff in the garage - OH will have to help me at the weekend.  I've been potting on plants instead, and been out and bought wine - now my feet are up for a few mins before I make a ragu for spag bol.   Is that ok? 

Leggy Roses, how to resolve

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:16

Hi Louise 

Do you prune these roses each year?  If so, how hard?

I did not keepthe label

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:11

They're hardy perennials - best planted in mixed border in sun or semi shade in soil that stays moist but not boggy.  Some varieties can get a bit rampant.  We can try to work out which one your is when it flowers. 

Strawberries Dropping Off

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:08

Hmmmm ........ any sign of voles? 

I did not keepthe label

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:55

It looks to me like one of the Japanese anemones about to flower 

Strawberries Dropping Off

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:26

How is the netting secured?

Interest fro across the pond.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 12:43

Mike - can I suggest that you contact the Editor of the journal and check out the credentials of the person who's contacted you.   The journal will have a website with contact details. 

There have been instances in the past of forum members being contacted by people who have unpleasant intentions. 

Interest fro across the pond.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 12:35

I've had some of these Flashing - You Have Mail Pop Up messages.  They're nothing but adverts - I ignore them. 

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