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Zéphirine Drouhin

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 21:38

I have had a Zephryn Drouhin climbing rose for the past 15 years it is a beautiful fragrant rose and another of its attributes is it is a thornless rose. The only thing I have found is it is susceptible to mildew but with systemic fungicide I have overcome this problem- well almost, but it wouldn't stop me having another if I llst this one.  Flowers from early June until Christmas and I live in the West Riding of Yorkshire.  A truly wonderful rose

coprosma porto red

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:20

I think you may be right although now I have it indoors in the conservatory, I may trim it a little when it becomes acclimatised, what do you think?

saving begonias

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 23:51

I always keep my begonia corms over winter, some I have had for six or seven years.  I put them into old shoe boxes and store in the shed.  I very raely have to buy new ones.  Golden Showers is my favourite and thry keep coming year after ytear.

coprosma porto red

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 22:46

Thanks for the info, I will bring mine indoors, do you know if I can prune it as it looks rather untidy and straggly not as compact as when I bought it 6 months ago


coprosma porto red

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:52

does anyone know if Coprosma Porto Red  is frost tolerant and can I prune it

Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 20:35

I live on the outskirts of a big city and besides rhe birds I have squirrels andn hedgehogs visiting daily

Talkback: Goldfinches

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 18:27

I have as many as 20 Goldfinch at a time two or three times a day.  They seem to come in a flock (sorry charm) and all fly away together. I feed Niger seed and chopped sunflower hearts.  I also get Green Finch most types of Blue Tits Tree Creepers and sparrows.  We also have resident blackbirds and a Jenny Wren in the garden.

Slugs and snails

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 22:22

Thanks very much for all the info re slugs and hedgehogs.  I feed the hogs every night with nwildlife food from the petshop supplemented by bits of chicken and dried fruit. They seem to enjoy it as the bowl is cleared every night.  They also like a drink of water my bowl is emptied most nights


Slugs and snails

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:00

I can vouch for the fact that the garlic spray really works . I have used it for three years now and have beautiful hostas no holes in any of them.  I spray once a week with the solution and whoopee no sl;ugs or snails.  I also have wto hedgehogs I feed every night so don't want to use slug pellets

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