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What plant to use to underplant roses

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 13:57

Am I the only one who likes roses on their own, I don't like anything around them. 

Alliums qu

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 13:54

I would get those two out from the Hydrangea, in a year or two the Hydrangea will be very big and you won't see them, they are best planted together, so I would have put the whole lot of 8 in a small space.

Mine seem to have multiplied here, the drumstick type are a nuisance as they seed everywhere. I don't like them but they get absolutely covered in bees, so that's why I leave them.

As said before, deeper the better, they need to be deep to take the weight of their heads. 

Propagating Fuchsias

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 19:55

I do mine in water, if they have flowers or buds just pick them off. I find they don't take so well in mid summer, they will root in water but don't like to grow on in heat, so I do them in September.

When they've rooted, pick out the middles, unless you want a standard, then it's best to look for a shoot with three leaves instead of two.

doesnt matter about trimming to a leaf node, they grow in water cut anywhere. 


Posted: 28/05/2017 at 19:50

Astrantias will self seed and grow lots of extra plants. I always grow from seed,s never took cuttings so not sure about that.

Geums, you can usually just scrape away the soil and tease a piece of root off. 

Bolting rhubarb

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 15:14

Oh! Is that what you're supposed to do, I cut the whole flower stem off from the bottom.😳

Burnt grass after using weed and moss killer

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:55

I use the same thing and my lawn is beautiful at the moment,   needs a cut, but really green, a couple of weeks ago the moss and weeds had turned black and looked awful, 

this garden was just a corner of a field so you can imagine what it was like when  we first started, there has never been turf or seed put on it, or any weed, feed  and moss killer, until this past couple of years, so,just to prove grass will always grow whatever you do, unless you use weed killer of course.

dont get upset, wait and see.

Skeleton Flower/Umbrella Leaf

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:46

No Fairy, just the little characters that lived in the woods and did naughty thingsπŸ˜€πŸ˜’

Skeleton Flower/Umbrella Leaf

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:29
Hostafan1 says:

"Eric and Doris" Is this an Enid Blyton novel?

See original post

 are you thinking of Noddy and Big Ears, ? 

Totally tangerine/achillea walther funcke

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:25

i thought OP was asking about Achillea.? 

Last edited: 28 May 2017 10:27:27

Bowled Mauve

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:22

I take cuttings every year from my Bowles Mauve, but you have to pinch out the middles from the earliest opportunity. They send out sde shoots and soon become a bushy plant,  you could try cutting yours down by half, it will shoot out then.

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