Dovefromabove


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 10:51

Bright sunshine has given way to find drizzle here in Norfolk ... but no trickling sound from the water butts filling yet ... 

Plant id please

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 10:36

That is rather gorgeous 

J Parkers rose delivered dead/diseased?

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 10:22

Steve 


This advice from multi-award winning Classic Roses may be of help to those with concerns about their roses ... note the advice to hard prune when planting bare root roses


https://www.classicroses.co.uk/ideas-and-advice/bare-root-or-container-roses.html 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 09:16

Fairy, think you may be right ... it's clouded over now ... just after I stripped the bed and loaded the washing machine and changed the duvet for the light summer one ............... remember, you have me to thank 


I'm going to finish my coffee and pop out and plant the verbascums and lavender I bought on Saturday before the heavens open .......... 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 07:43

Good luck Pansy   Hope it's ok. 

White mold is killing my potato plants

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 07:33

It sounds to me as if they are too dry. Ants like dry soil, and dry soil also makes plants liable to mildew attack. 


Potatoes need lots of water - irrigate the soil regularly (not the leaves ) and the ants will find another home and your potatoes will be healthier. 

J Parkers rose delivered dead/diseased?

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 07:25

When you buy DA roses you're buying relatively new varieties so the cost of their development and promotion is incorporated in the price. Longer established rose varieties usually cost less. 


And yes, as with other commodities, the price often does reflect quality ... You pay more for a fabulous meal in a Michelin starred restaurant than you pay for a burger from a van in a layby. 


Bare  root roses are lifted and cooled in the late autumn/winter and they go into dormancy as roses do in the winter. They should be planted by late winter/early spring (Feb)so they can wake up at the normal time for roses and get growing ... That way they hardly notice they've been moved. 


Bare root roses being planted later in the spring are going to take much longer to get going. 


Also, those sold at reduced sale prices at the end of the bare root season are likely not to be of top quality - they are what is left ... Stands to reason they will need a bit more tlc. 

Resurrected Baker's Dozen

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 07:02


Hello all - ready for my second mug here! We've got sunshine at the moment but it looks like butts will be filled by the end of the week 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 06:57

Morning Clari and Chicky ... The weather app on mg phone says grey and dull, but we have bright sunshine - But it does say rain Wed/Thursday/friday ... 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 06:36

Good morning all - it's another beautiful morning out there 

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