Lawnmower Chris

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Strawberry leaves nibbled?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 12:51

Just found this little character on one of the leaves! How do you deal with these little guys?

Strawberry leaves nibbled?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 11:48

Hi folks, any idea what may have caused this to my strawberry leaves?

Transplanting a rose

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:27

Appreciate your feedback folks.

Salino - I'd told the owner she'd got about a 25 - 35% of it surviving. She's very sentimental as the rose has a history with her late husband.

At least she's aware of the situation. 

Transplanting a rose

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

Morning everyone. I've been asked by a friend to dig up an old rose (at least 12 yrs old) as she's moving and for sentimental reasons wants to take it with her.

A moving date is fixed & with it being the growing season I can only see it's chances of survival as limited.

Obviously I'll take as much rootball as possible, but sho

uld I hard prune it now, would that help?

Any advice would be appreciated. 

Rose pruning

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:20

Thanks one & all for your contributions.

Just goes to show with differing opinions, one man's poison...............

Have a good weekend everybody.  

Rose pruning

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:00

Thanks for taking the time to reply Salino, much appreciated.

I'll be passing on your comments accordingly.

Rose pruning

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:20

Hi everyone.  A relative has a climbing rose (we assume & not a rambler) that hasn't flowered for about 5 years until this year.

The flowers have appeared on growth high up the 'main stem' on laterals of only about 4 nodes. However, other lateral growth next to the flowering stems have between 8-10 nodes which show no sign of flowers.

I appreciate this is a complicated area with all the different types of roses etc, but any simple explanation/advice on how we can prune it to get consistent flowering would be much appreciated.






Posted: 20/04/2014 at 08:44

Happy Easter everyone. Sunny start here in Hornchurch, Essex...............but for how long 

The GH could be my sanctuary when it does eventually arrive. Hope to pot up some geranium plugs that arrived by post during the week. Will listen to talkSport on the radio while I do so.

May begin to thin the carrots if I get a chance.

Have a good day folks.

Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 13:49

Flora dog & scroggin, I like the sound of your pvc pipework structures.

Any chance of photos showing them in situ please?

greenhouse advice

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:48

Hi Luubear, I've got into this forum more recently & the advice & experience is terrific to draw upon.

It really is like a 'gardening family'. I just want to know whose on washing up duties next week!!

Good luck with the new construction......

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Strawberry leaves nibbled?

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Transplanting a rose

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Rose pruning

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Tap water v Water butt

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Plant Indentification

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Winter work on moss?

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How drastic a prune can I give it? 
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Plant Identification

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What type of prunings aren't good to compost? 
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