London (change)
Today 18°C / 6°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 7°C

Lyn Plant-Wells

Latest posts by Lyn Plant-Wells

1 to 10 of 63

Potted rose in flower

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 00:58

Thanks for that. They have plenty of leaf growth - how much should they be pruned if planting in larger containers?

Potted rose in flower

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:51

I have been given a 2 small roses in a pots (a bit bigger than the usual miniature) with several blooms on them already. They are like roses usually look in mid summer. One is a very pale pink and the other is white with a touch of apricot. There is no name or care instructions with them.  Isn't it too early for roses to be in flower?  I want to put them in either a big pot or in my border when I move to my new house next week. What do you all advise re care? Should the blooms be removed before re-potting or should I put them in the potting shed (which has a shelf and large window) until the weather warms up.  Thanks folks.

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 11:10

Elizabeth - I heard that roses don't like being indoors. I put two miniatures outside 3 years ago and they do very well, apart from a bit of blackspot. They are very pale pink with rosette shape blooms. Will post a pic. How about putting them in a planter outside when the weather warms up? Maybe during the day to start with if they are used to being inside.

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 09:27

Thanks guys. I think I will go for a climber, or two, around an arch and something else round the front door. The front of the house is south facing, by the way, so should be ideal for roses - maybe not ideal for Clematis as I think they like their feet in shade? They do well at the present house - which gets morning sun In front.

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 11:33

Thanks for that. The trellis wouldn't be on the wall but either side of the front door (sideways-on forming sides of a porch.) I take your point about container roses so maybe the arch idea would be best and something else round the front door. Any suggestions for that? I've got a purple clematis around door at my present house (see pic) but, pretty as it is, purple is not my favourite colour (it was a gift.) I also have a Montana at the front but it does get a bit untidy and only in flower a short time, hence having two varieties.


Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 10:21

 Hey - it worked this time! 

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 10:18


I tried the usual thing with the tree icon but nothing happened with iPad. I will try again with laptop. Thanks. Due to the annoying predictive text - for 'nearest over the area' read 'in the border over the area which links path to front garden.'  See (eventual) photo!  

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 00:25


Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 00:24



I would like to plant a climbing or rambling rose at the front of my 'new' house - either up sturdy trellis either side of the front door (forming a type of porch) or against the brickwork. These would have to be in containers as there is a path between house and front garden. The other alternative would be an arch in the nearest over the area which links the front path with the lawn (lawn area is very small so I intend to gravel it and maybe have a rose in the centre.)  Any suggestions for a disease resistant suitable variety?  I would think a light colour would be best as brickwork is quite dark. Scented would be a bonus.  Thanks folks. I will upload a photo later from my laptop as my iPad isn't responding! 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 00:00

I have some bluebells in my veg patch. I thought I'd dug them all out last year but one or two have still come up. They are incredibly deep rooted! 

1 to 10 of 63

Discussions started by Lyn Plant-Wells

Potted rose in flower

Rose in flower 
Replies: 3    Views: 156
Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 00:58

Rose suggestions please

Rose for front of house 
Replies: 21    Views: 457
Last Post: 18/03/2015 at 11:24

Ugly new garden

Concrete stepped path 
Replies: 16    Views: 858
Last Post: 12/03/2015 at 23:11

Moving roses

Moving house/taking roses 
Replies: 6    Views: 267
Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 10:16

Primroses/Primulas in borders

All leaves, hardly any flowers. 
Replies: 20    Views: 546
Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:42

Plant ID

Tall, exotic looking flower 
Replies: 19    Views: 1450
Last Post: 23/12/2014 at 21:53

Nuss Schnapps

Yummy alcoholic drink from green walnuts 
Replies: 1    Views: 231
Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 07:27


Chicken bedding 
Replies: 7    Views: 310
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 14:54

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! 
Replies: 14    Views: 398
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 09:36

Very leggy Philadelphus

About 10' + 
Replies: 7    Views: 394
Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 20:07

Rose suckers?

Tall shoots with 9 leaves 
Replies: 17    Views: 1225
Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 15:46

Pruning Hankey Pankey

Lots of leaf buds and a couple of flower buds 
Replies: 0    Views: 240
Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 12:03

Pruning 'Hankey Pankey'

Is it too late and how hard to prune? 
Replies: 5    Views: 373
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 17:47

Talkback: Insects and seed heads

Seedheads are great for sheltering insects but earwigs can be a nuisance as they nibble flower petals. However, I have a friend who never k... 
Replies: 0    Views: 200
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 13:37

Patio cleaner

Green gravel in back garden  
Replies: 1    Views: 560
Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 14:14
1 to 15 of 20 threads