Latest posts by Helga

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Pruning Rose New Dawn

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 21:59

My New Dawn climber is bare at the base with all flowers right at top of trellis on very long stems that arch down. My question is can I cut back to within a few feet from ground, when should I do it?

Any help please


totem cypress

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:53

I planted 6 totem 2years ago.  The foliage seems to be flopping back, almost like a banana peeling.  I have tried tying with string but this looks unsightly.  Any help please?


Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:33

Hi Blue Onion, all have turned yellow; they are in a box partare in a sunny spot and also in pots elsewhere in the garden. Very strange! Thanks for the reply,


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 21:39

I planted Purisima white tulips three years ago-this year they have come up a lemon colour!! Any ideas as to why this has happend


Tulip Care

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 14:37

Thanks Busy Bee2 I am going to leave them in this year.  Great suggestions-grateful of gardeners experience on this forum.

Tulip Care

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:04

Thanks Bob. They are white purissima This is the second year of flowering-an amazing display.  I planted very deep as advised. Didn't know about the tulip fire so thanks for the tip. Think I 'm going to try bedding.  Happy gardening.

Tulip Care

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 12:23

I know I should let the foliage die down following flowering but should I remove the stem when petals have dropped off as they look unsightly.  Any advice as to what I can plant in the meantime as the tulips are in a box hedge partare.  Thanks


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 14:31

Thanks Bob theGardener & nutcutlet I will certainly give it a go as this must be much cheaper.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:58

Hi, I have decided to try collecting & growing my own seed. My problem is many articles tell you how to collect & store but not when is the best time to sow. I have collected campanula,salvia, allium & hellebores. Should I sow now or in the spring. Any advice appreciated. Thanks

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:48

Hi Wilesy 100 I had the same problem last year and decided to take a chance & cut back hard to about 2foot high. It has regrown to a much more manageable size with new shoots red as they should be. Give it a go

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Pruning Rose New Dawn

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totem cypress

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Tulips change colour 
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