Latest posts by fidgetbones

Mutant ninja rose

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:12

Don't forget the fit young male for the heavy work. You've seen the diet coke ad havn't you?

Dicksonia Antartica

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:55

Australian or NZ

Evening walk

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:50

I'm just waiting for it to stop raining so I can  go and water the seedlings I potted on earlier and havn't watered in yet.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:48

Where the flower was, a green seed pod will form, so you end up with seed pods all the way up the stem. When the seed pod  turns brown it will be full of seeds. You can either collect them and sow in a seed tray, or scatter them about where you want them to grow.


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:17

You can eat the flowers but the leaves start to get tough.   chuck it on the compost heap and start a fresh batch every two to three  weeks to keep fresh  new leaves throught the season.

Mutant ninja rose

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:02

Sounds like a dog rose rootstock. keep cutting it down as low as you can. Eventually it will run out of steam and die. Paint the stump with SBK brushwood killer.

When its dead it will eventually rot and you should not have to disturnb the peony.

Unidentified plant

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 17:46

Seed pod from a cyclamen?

After the flower is fertilised, the stem curls to plant the pod in the soil.

Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 17:31

Holly cuttings sprinkled between plants.

Mutant ninja rose

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 17:23

If its got buds on I would wait and see if I like the flower.  It is probable that they are all suckers growing from the rootstock, in which case you will get a wild type flower  like a dog rose.. In that case , exterminate.  Large spade, strong back and plenty of digging.  If necessary get a fit  young male to do the hard work. Worth spending some money to save your back.

Replanting/moving rock roses

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 17:16

I would try and take some cuttings from non flowering shoots. It is easy to make a dozen new plants this way. Then if the old plants don't move successfully, you have fresh bew ones to take their place.

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