Latest posts by Dovefromabove

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 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 23:04

  Sweet dreams all ... See you in the morning ...

Birch leaf damage

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 21:38

Well, you will get plenty of rain over there then - that could have damaged leaves - whatever it is, I don't think it's anything to worry about.

 If there are bugs causing a bit of damage most healthy trees can cope with it ... especially if you do all you can to attract small birds to the area by hanging bird feeders - this week families of blue tits are hoovering up bugs and caterpillars from our trees, shrubs, rose bushes, clematis and honeysuckles.  

Trees are like people, the best of them show evidence of having lived 

Identification please

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 21:16

Yes, the fluffy seeds drift around like dandelion seeds.  

Birch leaf damage

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:56

No, not a joke - we've had some heavy hail here in East Anglia ... hail can cause damage  very like that. 

Last edited: 14 May 2017 20:57:14

Birch leaf damage

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:42

Have you had any hail storms lately?

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 19:59

Say Hi to Woody from us Gardengirl 

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