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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:19


When we moved here we seriously looked into having them.

Did the math, took into account our age and decided to not have them.

NDN but 1 have them, and as their whole roof is covered in them looks a bit of an eyesore but their heating bills are low - lot younger than OH and me!

I was going to garden this morning - before rain - and bake this afternoon.

Rain beat me to it

Rambling roses

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:12

I have one on an arch - unfortunately the arch collapsed in the first lot of storms. My BIL has fixed it so roses are just about supported but will have to get something much, much sturdier for the future - love the rose though


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 20:10

So pleased you are all getting enthusiastic about Amanogowa 

Reading on here about Verdun and his lovely grasses, realised if I didn't give mine a hair cut today (bit early i know)_ wouldn't be done for minimum of 6 weeks. They were all sprouting so just about right providing it doesn't get extremely chilled. All done any way - oh and found some tulip bulbs so planted them as well!!!

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:58

Thanks Lizzie - I knew that but just needed confirmation. Hope Malvern hills can last for 6 weeks before pruning though!!

plum tree or pear tree?!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:21

Knew that would bring comments.

My pear trees are cordons, I planted them 3 years ago and this last autumn harvested my first fruit - delicious


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:22

Hello All

Welcome those who have been missed

I have planted a prunus amanogowa in every house i have lived in - always thought it would be great with a clematis viticella climbing through it when mature. Always moved on before tree reached maturity and yes, there is a small one planted by me, then replanted in a different spot in this garden. Perhaps I'll be lucky enough to get to the viticella stage with this one. Certainly seems to prefer its new spot!

Verdun it is a lovely tree - fits in anywhere, surprised you haven't grown one!



Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:23

Not sure what you do about the uninvited now - can't remember what you call them - but I think we have one - Wills??

plum tree or pear tree?!

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:16

Wasps in plum trees - easy peasy - get some water smallish pop bottles cut off top end and invert, fill base with dilute cheap jam and water mix. Hang from the branches like lanterns - wasps are attracted by the sweetness and can't get out and die/drown/ Caused loads if interest for sons and their mates and no one was stung.

Pears - need 2 trees

Rambling roses

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:10

Mine were new in 2013. I had loads of lovely long stems which I have now (hopefully) arranged into a framework but alas no flowers last year. Can't wait for summer to see if I've done it correctly


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 17:57

With you tomorrow Lizzie - hold a pencil for me and OH won't you.


Discussions started by Matty2

Training a pillar Rose

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moving them 
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Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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