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whats gong on?

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 10:16


I noticed yesterday that my Summer flowering clematis and my roses are growing again???

I cut the clematis right back and they have sprouted up ?? wasn't expecting this till spring. also my roses that I cut back have steadily been growing again and there is now two flower buds opening??

Is this strange??  wasn't expecting this to happen

New Fruit Bushes

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:48


I have just received my new container growing fruit bushes from T&M that I have ordered for my patio.. I have Redcurrant Rovada, Blackcurrant Ebony and Raspberry Ruby Beauty...............I'm not sure if once planted up in the containers if I should leave them outside or put them in my unheated greenhouse over winter, The raspberries are only in 9cm pots and I don't want to kill them all off - its the first time I will be growing fruit apart from strawberries so any help and advie is much appreciated - thank you

Talkback: How to make leaf mould

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:52
I went onto our main road last weekend which sits parrallel to the woods - i collected 5 bin bags and 3 jute sacks of leaves - i bet everyone driving padt wandered what the heck i was doing!! I have been wanting to collect them for the past couple of years but plucked up the courage this year - dont know what i was frightened of lol - I cant wait for the spring to see how its going - i may then leave it until i can use it as potting compost.......

Climbing Roses

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 08:58

Thank you Busy-Lizzy. This has happened a lot with plants bought from supermarkets etc - I'll wait while feb/March and see what happens. Have a nice day

Climbing Roses

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 10:02

Hi -I'm a little stuck and wandered if anyone out there could help.

I planted 3 climbing roses in large tubs on my deck to climb the pergola a few weeks ago. There is plenty of height now to the roses but no buds. 

I am wandering if I need to prune these back now for next year as it may be too late for buds & blooms now. 

Should i prune or not? What is the general consensus? 

Thankyou, hope to get a response from a wise rose grower )

the roses are ''Climbing Rose, Pink. delight'' from Homebase


Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 09:00

glad you got sorted out Jennifer - would love to see some pictures at some point


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:22

  Just found this info on RHS - may help you out? 



  • Full sun


  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered


Grow in a moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun


  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam


Propagate by semi-hardwoodcuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens or Wall-side Borders


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 08:33

Morning all...... I'm after one of the old style lilac trees - the ones that were around when i was a small girl. I remember the delicious smell and beautiful flowers. I've looked online to no avail and wandered if anyone can point me in the right direction...... I think now is the right time to plant trees and shrubs so would love to be ale to order one... You help would be fantastic - thankyou


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 08:06

Hahaha love it

Early potatoes

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 18:17

OMG.....I've got the bug!!  just harvested my first ever attempt at growing potatoes.I bought the set - a bag, seed potatoes and fertiliser from T&M and planted them and here the result.... 44 beautiful new potatoes and lots of little pea-sized ones..... Will be planting lots next year now and its given me the confidence to try to grow other veg... I would like to ask what was your first veg success and did it also give you the growing bug?? 


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whats gong on?

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help appreciated  
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How high please........ 
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Please help - dead or not???????/ 
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Roses - please help if you can.....

This isn't what I bought........or is it???? 
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Clematis for pots.........

Please help...... 
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