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Latest posts by flowering rose

pot pests

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:35

had a thought is it a parasitic worm as in hook worm or thread worm the type that like animals .

Sedum Purple Emperor

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:28

I have some that flop and what I do is to stake them up if one can if not cut them back,they soon grow back and flower a little later.

Maggots in plums

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:25

I to lost my crop to a fly pest that lays a white jelly on the fruit.What I failed to do as I normally do on apple and any fruit tree to prevent it is to tie an oily (veg) cloth around its trunk or as my poor gooseberries one year were ruined by saw flies and I now do one spray in spring to prevent attack.


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:19

I two have two or even three heads on one plant.Mine were from a packet of seeds for children basic giant sunflowers.Mine are well over10ft they are beautiful sight.

Moth Orchid

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:13

always water with rain water not tap.let them dry out thoroughly,they also need a rest period where they will not flower.spray plant with chlorine free water daily .and they do not like the cold . I have in flower a white orchid  and its stunning,the inside looks as if it has a small butterfly and white tail.I don't know its name as its a rescue orchid from my daughter.

What plant will grow under a willow tree

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:07

believe me I planted a willow from a twig it grew into a magnificent tree and shaded everything out .It had to come down .If you have a small weeping willow cyclamens are nice.

Planting beneath buddleia and weigela

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:03

bergenia,hellebore,or iceberg or as I have fern. I love buddleia despite my husbands protests that its a bomb site plant,the cheek.

potatoes for the winter

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:59

hate to tell you its not the time to do it really.I have bunged in some old potatoes and got a poor result in autumn.I don't know if there is a variety for winter.but if its your first attempt wait  awhile till  spring but you need a potato expert.I did some in a bag this year and that too was a poor result .

Climbing rose

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:54

sometimes they are new shoots but if they have straggle growth and 6 leaves they might be suckers if s0 cut out.climbers give a trim and cut back long over shoot branches but don't prune to hard as I did with Albertine as I had to wait ages to get it back to flowering.

Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:47

your right,I dig them up all year round and they keep coming back.sometimes I kid myself that really they are something else then get disappointed.I suppose I should like them as they are very pretty in the wild but not in my garden.keep pulling up!!

Discussions started by flowering rose

Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11


sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48
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