M Fent


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Common Jasmine Support

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 20:48

What is the best support system for common Jasmine? Will horizontal wires work or is chicken mesh better to let it twine around? Many thanks!

Rosemary Growing

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:02

i've got 3 rosemary cuttings that are doing well and i want to plant them into terracotta pots; does the soil in the pots need to be "poor" (gravely, sandy etc) or does it need to have lots of compost and good drainage? The thiught being that i want lots of leaves not flowers.. Opinions?? 

Peony

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 21:19

What vareity do you have sanjy? 

Peony

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 18:45

Thanks Fairygirl

Peony

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:04

Phew, thanks fairygirl. should it be even growing these new shoots now? What with impending winter looming

Peony

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 18:53


I brought a bare root peony (Sarah Bernhadt) in late spring on a punt becuase it was reduced to £2; i planted it and it threw up leaves and looks healthy now. However picky me has decided it isnt in the right place so i dug it up today and moved it but i saw these shoots that were buried quite deep which having read isnt good for flowering. Have i done the right thing to plant it so the shoot tips are above ground level? or do they need to be below but not so deep? 

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 19:44

Thanks Dave. Does your wall get much direct sun? 


I cant wait to smell its first flower

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 18:04

Wow that is cold. So long as im not wasting precious time trying to grow something that wont be happy with its conditions. 

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 12:34

So good TLC will do the world of good for her?


I get confused when website's suggest she will grow well on a north facing wall but then mentions that it will need at least 4 hours direct sun; a north facing wall will get no direct sun for much of the year with a few moments at sunrise/sunset in high summer.


I will see how she fairs, as to have the scented blooms will be so nice near the kitchen/bedroom windows.


Thanks Dovefromabove for your reply.

North Facing Wall

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 20:58

I've planted a Madame Alfred Carriere rose with the intention of training it to cover a north facing wall as it keeps getting mentioned as being good in shade. Can somebody who actually grows miss Carriere on a north facing wall give me a 'review'/account of how well she performs in this condition? Does she flower well or just the odd flower in a mass of green? Is her scent as good as they say? Photos welcome!!

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