Latest posts by figrat

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 22:01
Forgot to say also have 2 Mme Alfred Carrires, vigorous growers ( but not rambling rector rampant!). Growth much more a climber than rambler habit, but sturdy, lovely blooms - though not as many as New Dawn / Blush Noisette.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:54
Blimey. This makes me feel so lucky. My house is in its own, tucked inside a granite walled garden but right in the middle of town. I let my neighbours keep their wheelie bins etc up my back passage (!) but the deal is they take all bins out on collection days and bring them back in. Never see them really. MP3 player sounds like a good strategy.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:04


April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:03

Damn! Forgot it's GW! Have Shrek4 on DVD...

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:01

I have two Blush Noisettes over an arch, they can make 15 feet in a year with no problem. It also flowers from May through December here - I have a walled garden in South Devon. Lovely light scent. No problems with rust or blackspot either, but not great as a cutting rose. Not grown Alberic Barbiere, so can't comment from personal experience, but I suppose it depends on what you want...a fragrant climber that will flower well through the season, is disease resistant and provide flowers for indoors as well?  Vote for that would go with New Dawn...I have a couple here, don't find them too vicious thorn wise. Also have a climbing Iceberg, lovely blooms but a tad prone to blackspot.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:50

Hah! So the pigeon has to have back pack of vine weevil, drop them at yours, pick up directions for pyracantha martyrs, reload, back to Kate's, back to yours to refuel with vine weevil (if chucks haven't already guzzled them), load toms, off to Kate's again, and back here to feast on brassicas? Have you got pigeon savvy satnav?

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:36


April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:33


spring onions

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:30

What cultivar are you trying?

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:28

Is that a vegetable?

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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