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Whats the best Honeysuckle

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:14

Another vote here for Graham Thomas - a beautiful highly scented creamy-yellow honeysuckle that carries on flowering into late autumn in this garden 

Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:17

Oh yes, barrow loads of home made compost is dug into the veg patch every spring, and more barrow loads used for mulch on the borders every autumn - and manure of one sort or another is an ingredient in every batch of my compost roses !!

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 13:18

I find that experts older than me plant with the union above ground.

Experts younger than me bury the graft union.

I plant with the graft well below ground.  Apart from any other reason, I find that in windy East Anglia, if the shrub is planted deeply it helps prevent wind-rock.  

I've seen old HT roses with the graft above ground suffer really badly from wind-rock, which encourages the growth of suckers from the rootstock.  


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 11:31

Hosta, you know what's coming don't you?









Posted: 14/02/2016 at 11:28

Valentine's Day is traditionally the start of spring - it's was thought to be the day that the birds chose their mates Awwwwwwwwwwwww!


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 10:49

How lovely Wonky

Plant food etc - opinions & recommendations please

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 10:48
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I use Fish Blood and Bone meal twice a year (spring and summer) on perennial borders, shrubs veg plot fruit buses etc.



  I don't grow 'fruit buses' ... don't have the room ... but if we had a larger garden I'd be willing to give it a go if I knew where to get the seed

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 10:44

Getting excited now

Anyone else care to join us?


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 10:43

Morning Wonky

Glad you got a lay in ... have the neighbours done a moonlight flit?


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:56

Torn off toenails

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