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Inherited Rose Bush

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:09

Brush the greenfly off gently between your fingers (use rubber gloves if you wish) - much the easiest way and leaves enough to feed the ladybirds and bluetits. 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:07

Acronym - Wind Up Merchant 


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:06

OY, anyone awake????  British Gardens in Time - BBC 4 NOW!!! 

Inherited Rose Bush

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:04

It could have done with pruning earlier, but if you do it now you'll lose the blooms, which would be a shame.  

What I would do is, after the first flush of flowers, instead of simply dead-heading I'd cut the stem back by about one-third, to a strong shoot, and top-dress the soil around with some Fish, Blood & Bone.

Next spring - for me usually mid Feb, depending on the weather and where you are, you can prune hard and rejuvenate the bushes. 

For the future, there's a big advantage in uploading photos via the green tree icon, as we can click on the picture and enlarge it, so getting a much better look at what might be the problem. 

Plant Identification

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:52

Paeony is a beautiful herbaceous plant, look here 

Just gently clear the celandines from around it, and wait and see what happens.  

It may not flower this year if it's a young plant, but the foliage is beautiful anyway

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:48

Love that button Nut 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:46

Just one of quite a few Hostafan - tsk tsk tsk 

Inherited Rose Bush

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:44

Welcome Tom 

Can you show us a pic of your rose bush?  

To post a photo click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:39
Forester2 wrote (see)

Dove - love the clematis Alpina - they are so dainty.  Do they have a second flush of flowers later in the year?

Mine do, if I don't prune them after flowering, which I don't.  

Interesting article here 

I want all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:04
KEF wrote (see)

I....By the way where is that P doc?

Has he been on here since he said he was going up a ladder again..........???

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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