London (change)
Today 16°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 14°C / 11°C

flowering rose


Latest posts by flowering rose

Stawbs - when to ditch older plants?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:51

its a tree year cycle with strawberries so you ditch the three year old plant on the new plantlets and the second year ones provide the fruit .

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:49

how about Percy thrower or geoff hamilton.

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:53

I clear the water butts  at least twice a year.

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:51

leigionnaires  is found in showers and taps and in nice moist enviroment thats warm.In the hospital we had to run  the taps and showers for 2mins each week to clear the pipes of this threat among many.With anything it is wise to take procautions by wearing gloves and a mask .I have worked in many situations where the threat was very real (including swine flu)and to be sure good protection is a must .So with anything even gardening you would be silly not to.

lets chat

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:40

I think climate change is a big factor in gardening these last few years and also the increase vegetable prices due to this and of course population explosion.I also think people could do more to grow their own fruit and veg(keep Hens) even in a small garden.I have saved a lot by growing my  own and eggs from my daughters hens.It is sad to see so many apple and pear trees laden with fruit that is wasted .

Lupins

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:32

they do a bit mouldy,I cut off the offending bits and they grow back but now they will beginning to die back.I have mine in pots and keep in shed where they seem to like and dont die right back.

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 13:50

make sure you clear it out once in awhile as soil ,muck and midges will settle in it.So once in awhile at the beginning and end of season clean out .dont let the water stagnant.

TULIPS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 13:47

thats ok,I have too! and they will come up.what they dont like is soggy soil.

Robin watch

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 16:47

its good that it does fly off as to keep it alert.The young ones are very vunerable because of their need to follow you when digging or poking about in the garden as this is what they use to do or what they do in the wilder places,following pigs or any annimal that is turning the soil so as they can take advantage of getting those worms.They are fearless  rather than friendly!

how many

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 14:35

I have not as many but I to love them,my mother had over 70 varities at her home in stone allerton many years ago.

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... 
Replies: 1    Views: 69
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
Replies: 4    Views: 157
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
Replies: 2    Views: 198
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
Replies: 5    Views: 310
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
Replies: 26    Views: 815
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... 
Replies: 2    Views: 157
Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
Replies: 15    Views: 458
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
Replies: 0    Views: 406
Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
Replies: 30    Views: 1556
Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
Replies: 8    Views: 581
Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
Replies: 3    Views: 452
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. 
Replies: 1    Views: 324
Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
Replies: 7    Views: 535
Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
Replies: 4    Views: 478
Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
Replies: 6    Views: 422
Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48
1 to 15 of 46 threads