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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:43

You could bring us sunny days and we could have our English rain at night - that'd be ok 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:33

Yes, I remember being taught to keep the graft clear of the soil, but I've adopted the new way and now I bury it beneath the surface, as it makes sense to me.

In my experience the most likely cause of suckers is wind rock, and if the bush is planted deeply then hopefully it shouldn't rock and therefore shouldn't sucker. 

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:29

When we get the garage sorted out so we have a bit of space, I shall start wine-making again -  used to really enjoy it 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:25

Panda, those are going to be amazing - they're looking fab already 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:16

What a gorgeous colour that is 

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:11

But as I said, don't attempt to dig them out until the the weed killer ha s had time to travel back and kill them.  They snap easily and every little bit left behind will regrow 

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:07

Seed pods are totally the wrong shape for Honesty (which isn't a weed in this garden).

That's Jack by the Hedge aka Garlic Mustard  http://www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk/wild-food-useful-plants/jack-by-the-hedge-alliaria-petiolata.htm , a tasty salad leaf for foragers and brilliant food plant for the caterpillars of the Orange-tip butterfly.

It'll die down soon and disappear until next spring 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:00

I'm can usually be pretty flexible (Aged Ps antics permitting)  and am happy to fit in with whatever 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:40

Hi David 

You'll see from DA's website that they recommend planting so that the graft is 3" below the soil surface - consequently  if the OPs rose has been planted in this way there may well be strong shoots coming from below ground, yet from above the graft. 

http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/Advanced.asp?PageId=1989

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:29

Beans on toast MrsG?

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Crown Prince squash???

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ID please

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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