Mandy Jones


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Swapping a Ribes with a Rose

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 17:46

Thanks, Dave.

Swapping a Ribes with a Rose

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 17:08

Conundrum:  I want to move a Ribes to a new space and put a rose where the Ribes was.  But if I move the rose when it is dormant, next month, the Ribes will have new spring buds emerging (they are already there).  Both plants are about 4 ft high.  I will prune the rose but can't prune the Ribes as it will lose its spring flowers.  Can I move both now.  If I wait till after the ribes has flowered the rose will no longer be dormant.  Any advice please.

Talkback: 10 unusual autumn shrubs

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:07
Helpful. Thank you.

Talkback: How to plant pot-grown bearded irises

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:11
I have grown some irises from seed. They are looking good, healthy and happy. However, they have roots, no rhizomes. Is this because they are young?

Talkback: Growing irises

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:09
I have grown some irises from seed this Spring. They are looking good, healthy and happy. However, they have roots, no rhizomes. Is this because they are young?

What animal is this please?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 15:57

Hi 'passionate' - I agree with 'gardeningfantic' I'd really love to see your photos.  If I see any changes or anything re my garden hole, I'll let you all know.  Fun isn't it?!

What animal is this please?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 13:03

Alina, Kezza and Gary - thank you for your ideas.  I can't believe it's a mole as I'd see holes everywhere.  I don't think (hope!) it's wasps as I've not seen any.  But I'm fascinated by the idea of a cave for frogs as the frog pond (tiny one) is right next to the veggie patch, and also by the idea of mice, because as you quite rightly say, Kezza, it is right next to the Kale like you.  It will be interesting to see what happens over time (especially to the Kale!). 

What animal is this please?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 11:47


Hi.  Attached are two photos of a hole made in my veggie patch.  What could it be?  I have seen one bee make a solitary hole near by, but it is tiny.  I know I have mice under the garden shed.  Could they have moved?  I have frogs.  Could it be a frog?  What else could it be?  I don't think it is ants as it's too big and hasn't left an ant hill.  Any ideas gratefully received.  I won't damage it, I'm just curious.  Thanks.

 

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Swapping a Ribes with a Rose

Do I move now while rose is dormant but ribes isn't or wait till after ribes has flowered but then rose isn't dormant? 
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Last Post: 14/11/2017 at 17:51

Talkback: 10 unusual autumn shrubs

Helpful. Thank you. 
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Last Post: 23/10/2015 at 19:12

Talkback: How to plant pot-grown bearded irises

I have grown some irises from seed. They are looking good, healthy and happy. However, they have roots, no rhizomes. Is this because they... 
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Last Post: 30/08/2013 at 20:52

What animal is this please?

What animal makes this hole please? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2012 at 10:04
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