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Best Roses

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:50

muck, even!

Best Roses

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:50

What kind of soil do you have? Worth considering, as lavenders tend to like poorer soil whereas roses do like a bit of much

Also, if you know what exposure you have, it'll help to narrow down your selection further.

I always thought white roses looked lovely with lavender too. 

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:46
Why nematodes only in August/Sept.? I use them twice yearly and it has made all the difference to the plague of weevils in my garden. As long as temperatures are above 15 degrees C, they'll work. Plenty of fodder for them in my garden, hey ho :-)

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:37
Bowles Dwarf- off to google! Thanks for the time Verdun x

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:44

Ah! I thought they didn't like pruning and fought back! Was putting me off sticking a Rubella in the ground, as 1.5m width and height would swamp my bed!

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:29

Thanks Verdun - that's useful. Maybe I could shove a male Rubella in a pot nearby, if I can find any shady space left! I have rather overfilled my tiny garden already....

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 15:40

Hi hostafan, have a bit of a dilemma as regards the male and female plants.

I'm sure you're right and I probably do have 2 female plants (grrr - would have been so nice if the garden ctr could have advised me a bit better there!), but my garden is also tiny and I wouldn't have space for a 3rd skimmia.

Is it at all possible, as with fruit trees, to cross pollinate my existing plants, which are large and lovely, so I don't have to uproot one of them and replace it with a male?

I suspect the answer will be no...!

 

Thank you 

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:13
Thanks everyone - really useful advice. Best to feed now or wait until spring? Very mild here in London and no night frosts yet.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 15:35

I didn't know about magnesium obelixx - thanks.

And thanks to big too - I wasn't sure whether Sequestrin would just wash away with all the rain we've had (and keep getting) - unless there's a more solid form than the liquid I have used in the past?

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

ok

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:20

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:28

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:03

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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