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foxes

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:40

Yep! Why not!

foxes

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 14:49

Actually, that had occurred to me - I did suggest it but I don't think they took me seriously at the time. It does seem logical... Have to be after dark where they are!!!

foxes

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 11:59

Have passed on the suggestion. Thank you!

foxes

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:09

Oh, fencing doesn't do it - there are no holes, they just dig underneath. Even when blocks and  bricks were sunk into the soil at the base, they just dug deeper. 

Not sure about electric fencing, with the family having a dog...  

foxes

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:46

 Seven foxes, this morning in my daughter's small London garden. They dig their way under fencing and walling, did up the plants and leave their smelly messages everywhere. she has a dog but that has made no difference. Any ideas, anyone,  on how to cope with them?

blackspot

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:37

I'm used to the fact that many of my roses would get blackspot on the leaves (agree, Welshonion), we previously live in wales) but I've never had the whole plant die back before - you can see the stems being affected one by one. I cut them off  but within a day or two another will start to go and complete die-back happens very quickly.  

blackspot

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 09:50

Oh, thank you. I'll try it, starting with the epsom Salts!

blackspot

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 09:57

Oh, goodie!

blackspot

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 10:21

Good! I was wondering if it normally takes a few years to flower?

blackspot

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 10:11

Thank you for the suggestions. You are lucky, Woodgreen wonderboy! I know one or two others in the area who have decided to give up on roses entirely for the reason of blackspot. It could have been the timing of spraying - it was a little late this year as the weather conditions didn't  seem right. I usually mulch in the spring, Wintersong, but it has recently been suggested to me  that mulching should be done in the autumn to avoid trapping the fungus beneath in the spring. I'll try it this year.  I am wondering if the fungus spreads far from the affected plant - in other words, will I be able to plant in the spaces between those I have to remove?

On another matter -  three years ago one of my daughters gave me a Rosa banksiae lutescens which is growing very healthily in a sunny spot but shows no sign of flowering. Has anyone grown it?  

 NB so far it is unaffected!!

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