Dovefromabove


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Are these sloes?

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 19:39

Not sloes ... damsons 


You can make damson gin instead ... delicious 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 19:37

Or what about Sarcococca confusa ... it's on the deer resistant list here   http://www.carolynsingergardens.com/deer.html 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 19:29

Ilex crenata - this site says they don't eat it http://www.bada-uk.org/deer-repellent-plants 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 19:24
chicky says:

... will need to find a deer resistant substitute for my winter structure - anyone any thoughts.  ...



See original post

 What about Ilex crenata ... would they nibble the new shoots of that? 


http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ilex-crenata-dark-green-icoprins11-pbr/classid.2000020898/ 


Have a peaceful evening Wonky ... love to Lovely Hub  ... say hello to my step-grandson from his Spare Gran 

What is this climber

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 17:23

It looks to me quite  like a kiwi fruit vine .............. what do others think ................. 

Last edited: 26 August 2017 17:23:59

What is this climber

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 17:21

That's ok Robsy ... this site has a few idiocyncrasies especially re pictures, but we love it 


I'll have a look ............. 

Rose sucker?

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 17:19

My pleasure ... let us know how it does next year 

The effect of Brexit on your garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 16:56

I used to pluck geese 


At the age of 16 Ma left her office job in Luton to become a Landgirl, having enjoyed summers spent feeding the chickens and calves on her uncle's farm ......... a steep learning curve for her too   but eventually she became a farmer 

Last edited: 26 August 2017 16:58:18

What is this climber

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 16:53

Hi Robsy ... if the photo won't upload try reducing the size 

Rose sucker?

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 16:50

Climbing roses put up new long shoots from the base ... every few years you can rejuvenate the plant by removing the old ones which have been replaced by the new.  


Often new shoots have more thorns than older ones ... as they stems get older some of the thorns wear off.  The leaves on the new shoots look similar to the older ones.  I'd be happy that the rose is as it should be.


While those new shoots are young and flexible it would be a good idea to train them sideways  ... that will stimulate the growth of sideshoots which will produce the flowers next year.  There's a video here


http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-train-and-prune-a-climbing-rose/ 


If you let them carry on growing upwards you'll just get a load of flowers at the top where you can't see them, and few lower down.  

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