Latest posts by Meomye

Small buds on roses

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 09:20

My roses are now budding but they all seem to have very small buds on them. Is this due to lack of food/water?  How often should roses be fed and with what? 

Which hand tools to use?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 10:22

I seem to be very good at ruining tools in the garden  I can only imagine that I am putting too much pressure on things, for instance cutting too thick a branch with hand secateurs etc. I would love to know what you use, in particular, for generally keeping things neat and tidy.  I can never seem to get a 'clean' cut, which I know means there is something wrong with my blades. It  always looks so easy when other people do it! How often do you sharpen your blades?

Sowing Seeds

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:26

I have various seed packets that say 'sow direct', is this the best way or should I start off in trays? if the former, how do you suggest I scatter?  if the latter, is it important to use soil specifically designed for seeds or do you make up your own? many thanks. 

Sooty mould on Pieris

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 16:48

For the past couple of years I seem to be having a recurring problem with what I assume to be sooty mould (leaves look black and dirty) on my old potted Pieris. Any ideas why this keeps happening and how to solve it please? I have used Rose Clear in the past but I am not sure if this the correct product for this problem. Thanks 

Adding a thread in 'my posts'

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:10

I am sure you clever people will clarify this. Is there any way of saving a post in 'my messages' without having added to the thread? Sometimes there is information that I want to keep and the only way I know how, is to respond, knowing that it will go to my messages.


Patio roses

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:04

This is very useful Paul, I will do mine also. 

sowing flower seeds

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 06:58

Hi, I would like to have a go at growing from seed (I have a variety of packets) my question is, do i need special soil or do I use multi purpose compost with something added? Thanks

Reclaimed chimney pot

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 11:21

I have acquired a reclaimed chimney pot which will look great in the garden, only problem is, it has been painted with a hideous terracotta masonry paint (very ginger) my question is, how can I restore it back to it's original colour? I was thinking Nitromors paint remover but wasn't sure on masonry, any other ideas? otherwise I will have to re paint it with a different colour.  


David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:34

Could someone please give me some tips on how to look after roses? I have a few DA's and others including patio's but I never get many flowers on any of them, (some none at all)   I love them but can't seem to grow them despite my efforts, yet people that just 'let them get on with it' get better results than me.  I have chalky soil is that a bad thing?

PS. I noticed the recent thread about 'unions' and mine are above the soil. Is this a problem? Sorry for so many questions.  

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 15:15

Beautiful photo's, Runnybreak, is that a Clematis? it's lovely, do you know what it's called?

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