Latest posts by Grajean

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Rose moving

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 16:56

I have some rose bushes not doing very well in their present place so have made a new bed for them. Any tips on how to lift them, do I need to trim the roots etc.

Trailing geraniums

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 09:34

I have lots of trailing geraniums which I would like to keep over winter. Do I need to cut them back -some are trailing as long as 2 ft.  I have a cold GH so could keep them in pots on the dry side but what's everyone's thoughts on the old way of drying the plants off and hanging somewhere frost free?

Conference pears

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 10:43

I have just picked the conference pears from an inherited tree, how can I store them and also get them to ripen? I have tried putting pears with ripe banana also tried putting in paper bags, still rock hard and seems a shame to waste them.

Busy lizzie

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 17:13

My Buzy liz have gone mad and are flowering better now than during the summer. Is it worth trying to keep them over the winter and if so how?

Blind cosmos

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 14:24

Mine are finally flowering and have lots of buds, masses of growth so perhaps a late display hopefully.

Summer raspberries

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 15:02

My summer fruiting rasps have suddenly started fruiting again just as I was about to prune out old canes.  Hardly any new canes showing so can I leave the fruiting ones alone and will they fruit next year?


Posted: 15/09/2017 at 09:49

Thank you, fingers crossed it survives.


Posted: 15/09/2017 at 09:35

My uncle has kindly split a huge pot grown agapanthus and given me about a 3rd. I have this in a plastic bag at the moment, taking it back to France next week. Will it survive in the bag for few days?

Tomato blight

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 12:39

The outdoor tomato plants were looking good, lots of leafy growth and masses of tomatoes. Looked yesterday and the dreaded blight had appeared overnight. Certainly not due to rain as here in NW France we need it! Very humid here and perhaps my husband got water on the leaves. Have just read not to eat the fruits. Very disappointing. The plants in the GH are ok but not had as many toms as usual. Oh to be a gardener!

Cosmos sturdy and full but no flowers

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 12:32

Its now the 26th August and still no sign of buds or flowers on the Cosmos, just Double click blooming happily.

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Discussions started by Grajean

Rose moving

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Last Post: 13/10/2017 at 22:24

Trailing geraniums

over-wintering - cut them back? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2017 at 10:33

Conference pears

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Last Post: 10/10/2017 at 17:01

Busy lizzie

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Last Post: 29/09/2017 at 18:01

Summer raspberries

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Last Post: 24/09/2017 at 21:13


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Last Post: 15/09/2017 at 15:15

Tomato blight

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Last Post: 26/08/2017 at 14:37

Strawberry plants

what feed? 
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Last Post: 14/08/2017 at 12:23


Remove stems? 
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Last Post: 13/08/2017 at 16:37

Dragons wing begonias

saving over winter 
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Last Post: 10/08/2017 at 10:53

Gooseberry plants

summer prune? 
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Last Post: 07/08/2017 at 23:18

Sweet peas

Finishing already 
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Last Post: 21/07/2017 at 16:39


cut top growth? 
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Last Post: 15/07/2017 at 12:01

Stella cherry tree

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Last Post: 08/07/2017 at 14:44

Lady's mantle Alchemillia mollis

cut back? 
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