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Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:32

That's also my experience ore recently Salino.  

I remember beds of HTs suckering back in the 50/60s - I think that was mainly 'cos  their graft union was a good way above the soil surface and they were really bashed about by the North Easterlies in the winter, also Ma dug around them every spring to get the Ground Elder out - no wonder they suckered. 

how to grow swede

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:27

I would always sow any root crop direct into the soil - but as you've already sown them in pots I would plant them out 9 inches apart as soon as they have four leaves (two cotyledons and two proper leaves).  Although they're in pots they should be outside - they do not need to be protected and will germinate much better out of doors but not in direct sun. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:23

Good morning all 

A beautiful still morning full of birdsong.  Hopefully the morning will stay fine and son and I plan to take the Aged Ps out for a push and an icecream on the pier.  Fingers crossed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:18

Sleepy Dove's going Night Nights now - see you in the morning folks 

More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:03

1. Choisya - don't know which one

2. Woodruff - a herb

3. Forsythia

June Berry at an end

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:47

Woodlice only eat decaying matter - they don't have strong mouthparts - they couldn't eat roots away to a stump - they'd only hoover up other critters' leavings. 

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:45

It has a mild mustardy flavour, a bit like nasturtium leaves - I like it in a sandwich with slices of salami

New Member

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:43

You could bring us sunny days and we could have our English rain at night - that'd be ok 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:33

Yes, I remember being taught to keep the graft clear of the soil, but I've adopted the new way and now I bury it beneath the surface, as it makes sense to me.

In my experience the most likely cause of suckers is wind rock, and if the bush is planted deeply then hopefully it shouldn't rock and therefore shouldn't sucker. 

Is this Elderflower?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:29

When we get the garage sorted out so we have a bit of space, I shall start wine-making again -  used to really enjoy it 

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