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Ideas for David Austin roses

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 12:26

@Obelixx , You're right about them not looking bedraggled (I just went out to check mine after the showers this morning) except for the Alan Titchmarsh rose which I find to beautiful but very delicate (all the petals had dropped off on relatively new flowers).  I just checked the Jacqueline du Pré rose and it's gorgeous. 

I do love DA roses but I guess I'm also looking for roses with thicker petals and yes, I'll give the Peter Beales' roses a try. 

Thanks all.

Ideas for David Austin roses

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 08:01

Hi. I am looking to add a few new roses to my garden. I have a few already including David Austin ones such as Snow Goose, Gertrude Jekyll, Alan Titchmarsh, Winchester Cathedral and some others like Super Trooper, Piccolo. Amongst this lot, I find that the David Austin roses have very dainty petals unlike eg. Super Trooper where the rose is firm to touch. Are there any David Austin roses which have 'firmer' petals and are not that dainty? 


Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 14:37

Hi, I have just found this on my new allotment. Wondering if I can complain? Someone mentioned that with Japanese Knotwood, they send over someone to remove it.

Raised beds on allotment

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:36

Yes, that's my question too - even I've just gotten an allotment and was wondering to put in raised beds or just to plant on direct. Any advice would be appreciated.

White rambling rose

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 10:05

It could be a snow goose (I have one and it has white/almond coloured flowers and they come in clusters). 

Plants for dry areas

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 13:24

That's quite a start, thank you all! 

Plants for dry areas

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:40

Hi, any ideas for a section of the garden which gets a lot of sun and has dry soil? I have planted lavender there and there's also a Thyme and Rosemary which are doing very well but the patch is still bare. Any other plants that would thrive there? Thanks.



Impruneta terracotta I

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:04

Ahh okay, thanks for the reply. Checked them out on the internet and they are gorgeous.   I saw that a few retailers in the UK stock them so will check them out. 

Impruneta terracotta I

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 14:33

Hi Lottie14, on a side note, may I ask the website from where you've been able to get the Impruneta pots imported? Thanks!


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:14

Hi, I've a few questions about the tomato plants I'm growing for the first time!

 - What seems to be eating some of the plants (please see picture attached) and what can I do about it?

- My 8-10" young plants are starting to grow many side shoots. Should these be removed? (the varieties I'm growing are tumbling Tom and SunGold)

- I notice some of these plants are already starting to flower? Is it too early and should I be removing these?

Thank you all in advance!

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Discussions started by MMflower

Ideas for David Austin roses

Roses with 'firmer' petals 
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Plants for dry areas

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Some questions/issues 
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Last Post: 18/05/2015 at 07:28

Blueberry plant from Sainsburys

which variety 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 20:26


Putting mushrooms in compost 
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Tulip trouble

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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 19:10

Mouldy compost

Is mouldy compost okay to use for planting? 
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Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 10:08

Walnuts - when to pick

Is it time to pick walnuts? 
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Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 15:20

Too late for tomatoes

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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 17:52

My own garden

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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31
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