Dovefromabove


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Jasmine and Cytisus bushes dying :(

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:46

I'm afraid it's a result of the Garden Makeover type programmes, where gardening has been replaced by something akin to 'interior decorating'.  

Renovating Forsythia

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:27

In my experience it's quite ok to be really brutal with them ... when we came here there was the equivalent of the one you describe -  in flower it looked like a yellow bog brush  ... alongside it were some juniper-type trees that had been massacred and their tops taken out and they looked just awful too.  


The chap who came to remove the junipers chopped them off at the base and they died.  He did the same with the forsythia ... the following spring it put up lots of new shoots and the year after that we had a display of beautiful arching stems covered with flowers ... 

Yellow and red leaves

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 10:41

or drought?  Have you had the long dry spell that we've had in the east?  

Why-Oh-Why have I not done this before?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 10:21

Welcome aboard DP ... good to meet you .... this is the perfect place for a coffee and chat between rainshowers ... and the virtual cakes are calorie free 



Help yourself 

Climbers to cover a brick wall

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 09:05

Rosa 'Mme Alfred Carriere' is perfectly suited to a north facing wall. It would look great there. If you train the main branches as near to horizontal as possible the side shoots will produce lots of blooms. 


it will be best to fix strong wires to the wall for training the roses before you plant them.


There are other roses which would also be happy there. Take a look o the Classic Roses website. 


Alpina varieties of clematis would flower well there. They are blooming now, so would give you colour before the roses begin to flower. 


None of these are evergreen, but you can't have everything 

Last edited: 01 May 2017 09:06:54

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:48

I'm confused ... Workers get an extra day off ...some of us are retired - where's our extra day? 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:28

LilyP   Shorts!  Not here ... Don't want to frighten the blackbirds!  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:26

Joyce  We've had some soft steady rain here since the early hours of this morning ... It's drying up now so hopefully I can get into the garden a bit later on - the grass needs cutting and the seedlings in the veg patch need weeding ...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:08

Morning folks ... I've started a thread for May ... See you there ...

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 08:06

Good morning all  It's May ... and at last our water butts have got some water in them ...

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Harvest 2017

 
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Two shrubs need a name please

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Will you join in ...  
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A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

 
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Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Pond mystery solved

 
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Hello Forkers - April edition

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

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