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Diseased roses

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:45

Thanks very much for the advice. Very grateful!  

Diseased roses

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 14:42

Ok will do. I do try to keep up with the dead-heading. The tall rose in the 1st pic has produced a 2nd flush of flowers. Does the treatment you suggest go for the straggly potted climbers too?

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:42

Would you experts advise a container, considering my garden is less than ideal ? 

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:39

Sure does! Sorry that leaf description was rather off the mark! Thanks muchly.  

Diseased roses

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:29

Having moved to present house in April, the garden has taken a back seat (much interior work ongoing)  I have inherited several roses in the south facing front garden. Some are climbers - in large containers situated against fence in driveway and some in borders. They have flowered profusely but now have dreadful blackspot/rust?  Some leaves are completely brownish black and they all look very sickly. I will be re-designing the front and back gardens and wonder whether to put the container roses into the ground somewhere. They are quite small and quite straggly,  although having


flowered well earlier in the summer. I think a most of the roses are quite old and some seem much too tall (see pic) Would you advise cutting them right down then making sure they are fed/treated with Roseclear/Multirose etc in Spring?  How much could I safely prune them back? The rose above is approx 7' tall. They look ok in these pics but they were taken in early July.  Any advice much appreciated!




Small woman big lawn problem

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:00

Just a couple of small points from a less than expert gardener - I read in one of Monty Don's articles. (Saturday Mail Weekend supplement) that he advises not killing ants as they do no harm (unless coming into the house and being a nuisance.)  

Also, be careful encouraging foxes - one killed a Yorkie here in the Bournemouth area a while ago, also someone's cat.

Lastly, If you are a bit short on funds do try Freecycle. I have disposed of loads of things and also acquired some very useful items (yesterday I collected 20 small bags of topsoil to fill up my shallow borders and a virtually new highchair for my daughter's baby!)  I will be advertising my small areas of grass - for turf - as I will be gravelling/paving. Lots of paving seen on Freecycle too! You can request items but usually only one item per fortnight - depending on the rules in your area.

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:41

Thanks folks!  That is certainly the plant - only difference it is deep mauve, not blue. Having checked - it appears to prefer some shade and being fairly damp so I would think my front garden, which gets very hot and dry, might be unsuitable. There is a hedge and some taller shrubs/tree to provide shade but they don't help the moisture situation. Would you experts recommend it's planted in a container?

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:37

Will keep trying  - or fire up the laptop! 

ID if possible please!

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:34

 Well I'll be . . . . .  I thought I'd give it one more go with iPad this morning and it worked 1st time! Talk about tempremental!  Thanks for all your replies, by the way, this is brilliant forum - everyone so helpful. More problems to come in garden of 'new' house . . . . .

ID if possible please!

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:19

Will keep trying  - or fire up the laptop! 

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Diseased roses

Rampant blackspot/rust 
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ID if possible please!

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Two mystery plants

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Potted rose in flower

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Rose suggestions please

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Plant ID

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Rotting courgettes

Brown tips How long will a visit to the Doctor Who Experience take? Please allow up to 1.5 hours for a visit. The interactive element will take 30 minutes and the exhibition can take up to an hour. Feel free to stay longer though! 
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Very leggy Philadelphus

About 10' + 
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Rose suckers?

Tall shoots with 9 leaves 
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