Lavender Lady

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Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:03

Why not send an email to David Austin customer services to ask for their advice, it may be something that is known to that certain rose and they may give you advice.

Japanese anemones

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 18:35

I have been dead heading mine but they have suddenly stopped flowering. 


Wisteria - should I plant now ??

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:01

Ok thanks fidget.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:37

I, too, am a very happy gardener.  What a glorious summer we have had, lots of sun and a little rain to keep us ticking over.  The garden is looking beautiful - even my 10 yr old neice who visited yesterday commented on the garden looking very colourful.  I grew lots of cosmos this year and have been very pleased with them, they just keep on flowering and the bees love them. 

Wisteria - should I plant now ??

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:27

Have just visited my local Wyvale and they were selling all their wisteria 50% off, and could not resist buying one for the front of my house.  Shall I plant it now or should I keep it til autumn or even next spring.  Should I repot it on to a bigger pot if not planting now?


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 11:01

If it is in a pot and has been for a few years then maybe it needs repotting and some fresh compost.  Clematis are hungry plants and need feed.  Tomato feed is the  best to use but they will also deplete the compost in the pot of nutrients and will need repotting.  I have one that has had similiar probs and I spoke with my local clematis nursery (Thorncroft Nursery in Norfolk) and they suggested I repot.  You could send them a pic of your prob and I am sure they would be happy to help.

The best time to repot is Feb time.


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 09:41

I too have seen quite a few dead bees and like one of the previous posts, actually on the flowers, ie cosmos.  On a positive note, have had loads of bees in the garden this year - they love the cosmos at this time of the year.



Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:39

Thank you ltalophie - I will give it a feed of rose fertiliser.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:54

I use a mulch in spring and autumn - I feed the garden plants with miracle grow during the growing season to give them a boost.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:31

My star jasmine is not flowering this year, it is looking very healthy and has put on lots of growth but has no flowers at all.  Normally I get some flowers - not loads - but the ones I do get have a very strong scent.  Am missing it this year

Does anyone have any idea why no flowers this year ?

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