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Latest posts by flowering rose

cobnut / hazelnut maintenance

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:25

depends what you want, I prune mine but know it benefits from being pollarding .You can get some good hazel been sticks by doing this but I like the nuts and so prune it to shape or size I want.

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:21

I have very heavy clay soil and my yellow wintering jasmine is doing really well,I found it really likes a good clip and it does not mix to well with others ,although I have ordinary jasmine s with clematis.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:19

I have seen marigolds still in  flower and a few early clematis .My primroses are out and the poly s but weather to bad to venture looking down the garden.

Regular Pruning of Young Silver Birch

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 15:55

indeed you can prune it to shape as my neighbour has done and I have planted a small one that will take well beyond my years to get to any height and I ll keep it in check .Make sure you prune cleanly and keep it to  nice shape, they can grow mighty big and hit power lines .I had one for years but it was badly pruned and then it got "rot to the base" as the council said as they hauled from its roots.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:15

I think if you give it the right soil conditions and grew it in a container that could move in doors in winter it might. The wet winters  here might not help it and with the frosts.As for the clean air nothing beats the Alps .

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:09
I have said for a long time about the disappearing front garden and I fear back gardens too are on the decline. I hate this brick/gravel over all the front (small gardens in away I understand but big front lawns turned to horrid plainness, mainly because people think it is easier and have no interest(or time) in gardening but so many turn into weedy dirty fronts with rubbish. very sad to think pride in the front gardening is going. Although it gives hope and inspiration the gardens we saw in the programme.

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:01
I make rose hip syrup and it is really simple.I use the processor to crush the hips and a jelly bag to keep those horrid little hairy things in.It is always a joy to walk the paths and lanes and pick a few berries in Autumn and what a good way to ward of colds.

Mystery prickly plant

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:53

I saw a most wonderful over grown neglected rose bush with the biggest hips I have ever seen and it looked like baubles on Christmas tree it was lovely although it could look  a mess come summer.

hyacinth flowers

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:50

too true ,takes  a lot of effort out and what a bargain almost the price of the bulb .

Happy Endings

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:46

that is good news,its a amazing how strong a wave can be,I for one walking along the shore at Branscombe was swept into the sea by one wave, I found it hard to get back to shore and I had to go home very wet  But back to animals ,I always keep the dog on lead while walking the cliffs so many people don't and you hear of dogs going over and having to rescued if at all.

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

daffodils 
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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

danger-for-the-sparrows

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