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rose through fig tree and other challenging site

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:25

Pauls Himalayan Musk is huge - much too big for a colonnade unless you live in a stately home, and even then it'd be better growing into a large tree - it'd fill your garden!


Have a look on this site - I think Kathleen would look lovely on a colonnade, but there's a really good search facility down the left hand side of the site - you can spend many happy hours putting your requirements into it and seeing what it comes up with - and don't panic, this is the time of year for planning, not doing 

And to be honest, I'd give Generous Gardener a little longer before moving it - a rose bush can take a year or two to get it's roots settled before it gets around to really performing well.  A handful of Fish Blood and Bone around the roots next month will perk it up no end 

And congratulations on your baby - what variety did you get? 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:03

Raspberries also need quite a bit of water when they're fruiting - I watered my autumn fruiting ones last year whenever I watered my runner beans, which was quite a lot in last year's dry summer and autumn 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:32

Hello folks, back from my travels southwards  Quite a bit of confusion but Ma's not anxious today so that's ok.  

I managed a short walk at the harbour and picked up two beautifully filleted whiting for £1 each!!!  Bargain   Think I'll do something vaguely oriental with them tomorrow for Chinese New Year .............. and I hope you''re all going to celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day on Sunday   


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 10:05

No pain Lily   Just severe annoyance 

Pam - you made me smile 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:31

Oh dear!  Shouldn't laugh!   At least he didn't damage your car   My friend used to have a 2CV which was badly dented by a whippet when parked in her garden. 


It's a good job I'm retired - I've got so much to do!  I've got quite a few things that must be done over the next few days, and now a filling's just come out 

rose through fig tree and other challenging site

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:11

I think growing a climber nearby is quite feasible, but I wouldn't allow anything to grow up through the branches - for a start I think the weight of a rose in full leaf would be too heavy for a fig which has quite bendy branches - also the shade cast by the large fig leaves would be too much for most if not all roses to flower.  

I think I'd try a Clematis alpina near the fig, but not allow it to grow through it.  It shouldn't grow too big for the site, and doesn't need complicated pruning, but if you need to cut it back you can do so. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 08:20

Gt Yarmouth??? 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 08:11

Good morning Fg  - when we have porridge it's made with water, but we pour a little milk over to cool it.  


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 08:01

Good morning all   Tipping it down here so no walking at the moment - I'm visiting my Aged Ps for lunch (chef is cooking Chinese as it's the Chinese New Year tomorrow).  If it's dry I'll go for a walk along the harbour afterwards and buy some really fresh fish 

I finished OH's sweater last night - thing is he's so slim, I knitted the smallest width but he needs some more cake before it'll fit properly - but it'll be fine with a jacket  I've spent nearly 19 years trying to fatten him up but he's got hollow legs.  Good job I bought some more yarn the other day - shall start a jumper for daughter this evening 

Verdun - I like Peugeots 


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:53
KEF wrote (see)

I've nipped in and sorted them Dove .......

 That means Punkdoc had the beer and bacon butty by false pretences  

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