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climbing roses

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:14
Because of railway sleepers standing proud about 9" on the earth against a 6 ft trellis fence it will not be possible to plant climbing roses in the ground much closer to the fence than about 18 " Will climbing roses be able to climb satisfactorily because their roots and stems will be too far away from the fence? Two of the climbing roses I have bought are golden showers and zephrin druin If climbing roses are not able/ allowed to climb do they revert back to shurb roses? Having already bought the roses this I think is my only option. I do not want to stand them on the sleepers in tubs/pots. Also can you restrict the two roses I have bought to a height of about 5 feet by keeping them pruned please

Quick growing climbing rose

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 10:10
I am grateful for your help but I now realise that the climbing rose might take at least 2 years to attain a reasonable height of say 6ft 6"'and I width of say 5 ft I want to get if possible a climber which will attain this height in its first year,.. the reason for this is that people can very easily look over my fence and see into the private part of my garden particularly when I do not want them to so in the summer months.(winter doesn't matter) I want a climber which is easily manageable by pruning and cut to the size I want at anytime, It can be a perennial climber or a climbing shrub which can be cut down to the base in the winter. Sorry I am a pain (believe it or not I am still married)

Quick growing climbing rose

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:28
I want to buy a climbing rose zephrin druin. I want it to grow as quickly as possible. Should I choose the largest one I can find and apart from adding bonemeal at the time of planting is there anything else I can do to make it grow quickly please

leatherjackets in lawn

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:16
Thanks I always scarify in November - okay to apply nematodes now please?

leatherjackets in lawn

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 08:28
Thanks for advice -would it matter whether nematodes was applied before or after scarifying and aeriating/spiking

leatherjackets in lawn

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:50
Can anyone please help me in preventing leatherjackets getting into the lawn. I do not wish to use chemicals as I have a dog.

rotunda problem

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:56
Thanks for your advice NUTCUTLET but when I remove the weeds etc between the slabs I am left mostly with earth, Do I have to dig this our too? I suppose I thought that having removed the weeds etc by putting on the tarpaulene I would dry up the soil so that the pointing would adhere better Please confirm

rotunda problem

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:58
I have a 16ft diameter rotunda filled with 5" square slabs 2-1/2" thick. I always find it a pain to remove all the moss algae weeds etc and have decided to point it up. I will of course have to brush out all the moss weeds etc between the slabs before I can do this.' I use a"wolf"purpose made brush for this which does the job well even though it is very time consuming. In order to prepare for the pointing I assume I will need to clear/clean the gaps to hopefuly prevent weeds growing again after it has been pointed. Will laying tarpaulein over the patio to dry it up be beneficial before pointing? Any other suggestions would be appreciated

Autum /winter weeds

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:44
What should I be doing about the multi very small weeds in my borders at this time of year please. Dig them in ?.hoe ? laborously pick them up by hand ? or not bother about them until spring?

PRUNING TIMES

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 23:00
I have never fully understood when a shrub should be pruned I am now in my later years and find it difficult to do everything in the garden I will now have to pay for a gardener to do some of the work and I will want him or her to prune my shrubs. To keep the costs down can anyone please suggest what month or months in the year it would be best to do this work
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Discussions started by Greenhouse glass

climbing roses

suitability 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 16:52

Quick growing climbing rose

Climbing rose zephrin druin 
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Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 10:10

leatherjackets in lawn

How to eradicate 
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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 16:16

rotunda problem

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Last Post: 14/02/2014 at 08:44

Autum /winter weeds

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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 06:37

PRUNING TIMES

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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 09:10
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