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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 16:51

Lincolnshire - thunder and lightning, road and fields white, covered in hailstones. Lights in the house have just flickered - expecting a power cut any minute. 

hair loss

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 16:48

It can't be any less cool than Wayne Rooney's newly acquired thatch. Every time I see him I can't help recalling what part of his anatomy those hair follicles came from!

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 11:16

You can put the rose cuttings outside now, keeping them in the same pot. I used to do that but the problem is that you now have to look after them all summer and make sure the pot does not dry out. Don't try potting on at the moment. I did that once after the cuttings had sprung into growth in spring, only to find that the roots were barely formed and delicate, so when I potted them on they rotted. You could pot them on in a month or two, and then put them in shade until they have settled down. 

Last September I did what Monty did - a 10" deep trench, sharp sand at the bottom, then 2" soil / compost,  10" cuttings as thick as a thick pencil, rooting compound, with just the top 3" showing above ground. I will leave them until autumn by which time they will have a strong root system ready for planting into their final sposition. 

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 11:09

Kate, Monty did transplant delphinium cuttings that he took a few weeks back, but he also showed rose cuttings taken last September and placed in a bed outside that are now in growth. 

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 22:37

Figrat, my Climbing Iceberg doesn't have a problem with blackspot, but suffers from mildew because I have grown it up the house wall, which is not the best spot - dry and    not such good air circulation. It would do a lot better on an arch. I may well replace the New Dawn with a Climbing Iceberg - will need some of that Rootgrow to overcome Rose Sickness! 

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:43

I missed that! Must replay it. I wonder if he will join this board??

I did likewise having seen the programme - 12 cuttings - 9 have taken - Compassion, New Dawn, All that Jazz.  I thought I had taken them too soon - September - as it was a warm spell. I'll try some other roses this autumn. 

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:22

It's Pulomonaria Cotton Cool. We clocked it too. Ours suffer from mildew due to the site, and we liked the comment from Carol that her Cotton Cool doesn't suffer from mildew even though it is in full sun. 

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:19


Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:18

Yes, they both have slim flexible stems, which allow them to droop over the top of the arch and flower trusses to hang slightly down.

I planted All That Jazz on a pergola, and it has strong straight stems, which means the rose keeps growing upwards beyond the top of the pergola. Not a good look. It would be much better on a high wall such as on the side of the house. 

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:30

Climbing Iceberg and madame Afred Carriere are two lovely white roses that have flowers that are held on weakish stems so they nod over, and that is an advantage on an arch, where you get a better view of the flowers. Rambling Rector is not only rampant, it is very thorny - not a good thing for an arch that you will walk under. I made the mistake of planting The New Dawn on an arch, and have given myself too many nasty scratches, so it's coming out. Fortunately The New Dawn strikes very easily from cuttings so I will still have this wonderful rose in my garden, but well to the back of a border where I can safely admire it, and glove up well when it comes to pruning time.

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