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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?? 



Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:27

Aww that's great - thankyou so much. I will be planting it up this weekend and will post some pictures when it's done

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 16:17

 Hi again - it was always in full sun for most of the day too! Here is a picture of the little ceanothus I rescued from morrisons today - a little small but otherwise nothing wrong with it. It was reduced from £5 to £4 but I persuade her to let me have it for £2 so a bargain really  This one is the Ceanothus 'Repens'

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:43

Hi - when we moved into our house 12 yrs ago there was a Ceanothus growing in the garden. It was about 3 metres accross and 2.5 metres high but was very overgrown and hadn't been pruned or looked after very well.

Every year there was an abundance of the loveliest purply/blue flowers and it swarmed with the tiniest of baby bumble bees. The only problem being that it only flowered for a few weeks which is a shame.

The reason I am commenting on your post is that my garden is 3 sided and the Ceanothus was in the most open, windiest side right in the middle of the lawn and it came back year after year for another 11 years so I think it will be ideal for you if you kept it under control.

As it happens I have just been to our local morrisons this morning and happen to have rescued a ceanothus in a 9cm pot so it is quite tiny. I have had to cut a few stems off it but I'm hoping it comes back really healthy so I can again have this in my garden - if only for the abundance of bees that love it so much

Good lluck and it would be great to see some pictures

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