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Foreign plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:23

I agree with Pansyface - roses developed for the Australian market are unlikely to do well in the UK.  Etoile de Hollande is a lovely rose. 

Another you might consider is Josephine Bruce - have a look here

Square foot gardening

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:15

Optimum site will have plenty of sun

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:03

But only the seedlings growing in garden soil are dying.  Obvious answer - sow your seedlings in proprietory compost.

As for wondering why other plants aren't growing in your soil -  from the analysis it sounds as if it's in really poor heart and needs the addition of good quality organic matter and a balanced slow release fertiliser.  I would use Fish, Blood & Bone as directed on the pack.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:55

Oh dear, Poor Panda


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:54

Liri - nothing between here and the Urals Brrrrrr!  I used to live in Suffolk and Norfolk seems to have colder winds - they come straight off the North Sea

Thanks re English Lane - it's useful to know the tune's in an old Methodist Hymnal, as the Methodist organist may not be back from holiday in time for the service and we may be using another organist. 


Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:48

They're so gorgeous - they grew wild on the hedgebanks of my childhood

Birthday Wish

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:45

Galway Bay is a gorgeous one that doesn't mind a bit of shade  There are lots of others on that site that would be suitable too - put your requirements into the search facility on the left hand side - you'll be best with a Modern Climber type rather than a rambler.

If you've got limited space it's important to train and tie in your climbing rose properly, otherwise you'll just get blooms at the top and to prevent it getting too bushy and wide.  This video demonstrates it very well

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:38

Have you used the same type of compost in both types of pot?


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:40

It's not usually a good idea growing courgettes in a greenhouse - primarily because they need lots of pollinating insects to visit them otherwise you'll get no fruit. 

Also a courgette plant is very large - few people have enough room to grow them in a greenhouse - when there are other plants that need to be there.

Great soil from under compst heap! What to grow.

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:34

This is my first picking this year of Timperley Early picked on 15th March - I've picked two more equal amounts since then, from one plant planted 3 years ago

 I place a terracotta forcing pot over it in mid to late January.  From mid March onwards, sometimes earlier, I pick at least one large crumble's-worth of sweet pink rhubarb a week, sometimes much more.  I stop picking at the end of June and mulch the plant with well-rotted farmyard manure and again in the autumn.

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

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