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Latest posts by lavenderlass

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 18:47

Zona, your photo is lovely, didn't realise there were so many different shades to be had.  I also didn't realise how tall they grow.  Needless to say mine are all in the wrong places.  Will put it right next year.

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 11:34

Purity seem to be a popular one so will look for some to sow next year.  I will also try doing stem cutting and see what happens.  Thanks for the tip.

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 19:04

Thanks for the information.  I have collected afew seed heads of the fuchia coloured plants and will be looking out for the seed packets so that I can sow more next year.  They are beautiful plants.  Will also look out for a chocolate cosmos if it is perennial.


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 19:48

That 's right, I remember reading it and intend to collect the seed to try next year.  Many thanks.

Fat ball residue.

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 19:46

Aren't you lucky, having chaffinches and robins in your garden.  We have sparrows and starlings but still love to watch their antics fighting for the food.  My husband feeds the birds but the feeders are over pavers so are easy to clean.

Climbing rose

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 19:40

The smell is glorious and with a bit of luck with my pruning I'm hoping for lots of flowers next year.

Climbing rose

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:32

Thanks Dovefromabove, the rose is Etoile d'Hollande.  I have just been on the link you provided which is very informative.  Am now going out to see about tying in the branches,

Climbing rose

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 11:26

Thank you both.  The branches are not coming from the bottom but are growing from one of the main stems and going straight up and tend not to bend easy. I was going to prune in Autumn as the branches seem to have gone mad and whip round (and break sometimes) in the wind, which we have had a lot of this year.  Maybe, if I shortened them slightly and then pruned in the spring? 

Climbing rose

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:52

I planted a climbing rose last year which has done very well, but there appears to be branches growing that are red in colour and do not turn green.  Do I leave them on and prune them back in the autumn or do I remove them now?  To be honest they stand out like a sore thumb.

Talkback: Daddy longlegs

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 18:55

I' m with you both on Daddies etc., but the worst is moths.  I just get settled in bed with a book and one will come flittering round the light.  I turn the light off quick as trying to catch them is a mammoth task and I hate killing them.  Funny the only thing I don't mind killing are slugs and snails.

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