Latest posts by happycottontail

Help! I'm being attacked!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:39

Can anyone recommend some thornproof long sleeved gloves that will save my arms from being shredded when I'm tying up my extremely exuberant climbing roses?

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 22:10

Bumpety bump!

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:04



Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:49

My honeysuckle is smothered with potential flowers, but the buds are looking a bit feeble and dropping off before they open.  Why is this happening, and is there anything I can do to stop it?

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:03

Another bump - getting desperate now!

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:11

I have 3 of these planted last September when they had lots of lovely flowers.  All I can see this year are some little sticks but no obvious new growth.  Are they usually this late to show signs of new growth?  They are in a border which is shaded early and late in the day.  Have slugs or snails been at them?

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:37


Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:27

So, does nobody grow this, or have any advice?  Or are you just too busy gardening or sunbathing?  

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:41

This was an impulse buy at Harrogate Spring Flower Show, 3 plants for the price of two.   I thought I could find out what conditions it likes on the net, but information is very scanty.  So can anyone tell me what soil conditions it likes and whether it can cope with a fair amount of shade?

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:25

Sunseeker, start a new thread with your request.  It is more likely to get comments with its own title, than buried here alongside Sarah Bernhardt    Also, if you can give a bit more information, about the kind of soil you have and whether you want shrubs for sunny or shady spots, that would be helpful.

Discussions started by happycottontail

Treatment for yellow and curling leaves

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August feed for climbing roses?

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Hints on growing Dianthus, please

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Loose lavender

Recommendations please 
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Loose lavender

Looking for recommendations 
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Recommendations for Rose food

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Overwintering begonia tubers

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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 17:43

New bulb storage

In the dark or light? 
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Last Post: 29/10/2015 at 18:36

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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