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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 21:34

Same here Hosta ... Wonky says they had small branches down; she's been driving around with her tractor and trailer collecting them. She said they had blue skies by late afternoon - they didn't reach here :-(

im tucked up in bed - early night so I can take my boot off. It's jolly uncomfortable by the end of the day. 

Rose Litchfield Angel

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:54

David Austin's website says


‘Lichfield Angel’ will form a vigorous, rounded shrub which, with its blooms nodding attractively on the branch, will make a fine sight. It is very useful in a border, as it harmonises well with all other colours and will act as an intermediary between pinks and yellows. Position towards the middle of the border. 

Perhaps it works better when it's grown into a larger shrub after a few years?  I've found this to be the case with quite a few David Austin shrub roses. 

Last edited: 06 June 2017 17:55:05

rambling rector

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 17:09

It is a gorgeous rose which flowers in June/July ............. however it's a vast beautiful beast of a thing growing to 6m high and 5 across, really only to be considered if you have a large (and I mean large) garden with a huge wall or venerable apple tree for it to climb 

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:56

I agree with Pete ... it depends a great deal on temperature and conditions.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:35

OH has just braved storm and tempest to go into the village on his bike for something for supper .....

our mint usually grows in the 'damp corner' of the herb garden ........ it's up to it's knees in water.

Hosta, we have Verbascum horizontalis  

Young grape vines dying

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:30

Just because a cutting has leaves it doesn't mean that it has an effective root system.  After all, sprigs of greenery in a vase continue to produce leaves for a while without having roots.

I would leave grape vine cuttings in pots until they have white roots coming out of the hole in the bottom of the pot ... probably 12 months or so ... before potting on. 

It sounds to me as if they had insufficient roots to take up enough water to cope with the high temperatures. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:57

And the French Open tennis has been rained off ....... life's getting quite tedious on the sofa 

Hosta ... sad about your oak tree ....... but a fallen oak branch is a fabulous wildlife habitat ...

Blue rose help!

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:45

The nearest you're going to get to a 'blue' rose can be found here 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:36

Gorgeous Hosta 

Weather here is absolutely horrid ...... even the sheltered back garden is being badly buffeted by the blustery wind and rain.  

Taming nasturtiums

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 12:13

The flowers are edible too ....... and you can pickle the seeds and use them instead of capers 

A wonderful plant 

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