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Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:47

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Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:46

The RHS website describes Rosa Ballerina as having "usually thorny stems" , so your long shoots sound right 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:40

They only flower once a year and should have finished flowering by now.  

I would lift and replant them now; just keep the soil around them moist (not soggy)  If they are in large clumps you could also split the clumps and they will bulk up again over the next year. 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:15

Sorry Lily, think we've got all the fine weather  - hazy sunshine all day so far - a nice push along the cliff top with the Aged Ps, ice creams and  mugs of hot chocolate (Ma says it's that time of year ) , a stroke of the muzzle and a conversation for Pa with the lovely Shire who pulls the carriage for rides through the town and back to The Lovely Home in time for lunch.  

Now I'm home for a ham sandwich and a long cold drink 


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:39

That's what onion leaves do - they'll be fine 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:33

I do Salino - not keen on stakes - probably why I'm not that keen on standards - I was so relieved when I felt my lollipop bay  could stand on its own.

Steaks on the other hand, are a different matter 

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:29

Reminds me of the David Cassidy -v- Donny Osmond debates 

Rolling Stones or the Beatles ......... anyone??? 

Project 'hide the oil tank' complete!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:27

Give your Dad a Gold Star!  First Class Under Gardener 

Fence versus privet hedge

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:34

I think that if it's your hedge you can take the whole of the top down - although I'd let the neighbours know what you're doing and why.  You could say you've been advised to hard prune it in order to rejuvenate it and thicken it up, and say that you'd be happy for them to do the same on their side, or that you'd be happy to come over and do it for them if they preferred.  

Cutting it back hard is what it needs -  it may look bare now, but it'll soon look like a new hedge. 

Just pull that ivy out and keep the base of the hedge clear of other plants - give it a top dressing of Fish Blood & Bone - it'll be great. 

Chelsea photos

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:05
Obelixx - thank you so much for sharing your fantastic photos

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