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Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:58

Tks Verdun...on the shopping list.

Straggly Geranium Mavis Simpson

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 10:23

I've increased my one Mavis Simpson to 3 plants. They seemed to take divisions well. They have flowed well this year. I cut them right back when I see more leaves than flower..feed, water and they come back to life again.


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 10:19

Verdun...what compact Achilles have you got?? Mine is the pink flowers and its so very tall. Pretty flowers but rather untidy.

Hemerocallis Gall Midge

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 10:16

Whiskeymac...when does 'corky' flower?? There's nothing on both my plants!!

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 10:12

Airwaves...I havent got both of your roses. Am I tempted to get one...

Claire..Im pleased Im not the only one suffering from rose problems!!All 8 roses now have new leaves growing. I was thinking of spraying them today but its started to rain!!

It's the being vigilance that's can be difficult. I go away for 3 weeks, I leave the garden in good shape and come back to rose problems. Can be quite fustrating!!!

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 10:03

Tks Verdun... no chelsea chop on my phlox next year.

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:23

Thanks Salino. I have on several occasions have thought of doing what you suggest...but I haven't got the guts at the present!! The roses start the season very well...after the first flush of flowers have finished...the spots appear!! I have followed the suggestion Dave Morgan gave last year and again this year. So I wait!!!!!

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:02

Tks for your prompt reply.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:56

I have several sedums...I experimented the 'chelsea chop' on half the sedums. To date the ones that had the 'chelsea chop' are compact and the flower heads are more upright and the plants don't seem to 'topple' over. The other half are tall and need staking because of the height!! So I'm happy to repeat the chop again next year.

I also 'chelsea chop'  my phloxes. They don't look happy!! Not too many flower heads. Should I have done the chop on these? Your opinions greatly welcomed.

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:38

Hello Yviestevie..tks for your prompt reply...all the roses I have are from David Austin. I have Gertrude Jekyll, Falstaff, Young Lucinda, Munstead Wood, William Shakespeare, Grace, Teasing Georgia...this is the worst!!, Wildeve.  I'm doing what Dave Morgan suggest but it's so time consuming!!

Hello Dave Morgan..Thanks for your reply... I've been doing what you suggest. Last year was the worst. I did the stripping etc..the second flush was good. This year Teasing Georgia was still very bad!! and the rest followed. I may be missing something!!

Discussions started by Fluffy Cloud

chelsea chop

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Chelsea Chop

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Disease resistant roses

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Rugosa Roases.

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cordon soft fruits.

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Last Post: 29/04/2014 at 18:03

Chelsea Chop

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Last Post: 05/05/2014 at 10:18

Perfume Viburnum.

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:01

Compact shrubs for wow factor.

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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 16:18

forum thank you

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