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Posted: 14/01/2017 at 16:06

I remove the old leaves just as the stems of the new flowers buds are lengthening.  This way they get the protection from the old leaves for as long as possible in the winter, but I'm able to see the new flowers when they appear.  Just have to do it carefully.   It won't be long now - Tutu and Mrs Betty Ranicar have some fantastic buds 

Bare root roses

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:30

I wouldn't - I'd find a bigger pot somehow, or use a binbag full of compost, or even a cardboard box. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:23

Not sure how it got there - hasn't appeared just there before and it's not one I planted, but look what I found!

Its our first this year!!!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:12

If it drains away fairly quickly, as is likely this time, the damage from the salt isn't too bad.  However a big problem can arise when the salt water flooding combines with heavy rainfall which prevents the flooded areas draining properly and the salt water sits on the land. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 11:45

Thankfully the wind wasn't as strong as it could have been so the storm surge wasn't too high and people's homes seem to have escaped - however  Wells car park was flooded, and as I expected the Harbour Inn down at Southwold Harbour was under water - but they're used to that ... _1_4849244

I expect farmland was flooded too - my brother lives and farms in the area shown in red here

He should know pretty soon what's going to happen ... the problem with flooding caused by a storm surge is that the  farm land is covered with salt water ... and we all know what that does to the soil

Last edited: 14 January 2017 11:46:08

Outdoor vase + soil on plants

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 11:37

Have a look at some of the demonstrations etc on this link

It'll give you the information you need. 

Good luck and welcome to gardening

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:24

They won't be ravens - not in Essex - does your neighbour mean jackdaws, or rooks maybe?

Greenhouse window

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:02

I would say yes - lack of ventilation will lead to problems. 

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Which ones have you seen? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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