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Planting roses now!

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 09:02

thanks I'll do that and hope for the best!

Planting roses now!

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 07:51

i have bought some cheap David Austin roses which are obviously a bit bedraggled but do I keep them in their pots until autumn or pLang them in the garden now?

or do I repot them with new compost, feed and plant out later?

Tulip bulbs

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:52

Thanks BobTheGardener for your response

I suspected that I had not planted them deep enough - I'm on sandstone so it's difficult to get them in 8inches.  I'll cut my losses and buy new next year!

Thanks again


Tulip bulbs

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:24

I've lifted tulip bulbs and stored in the greenhouse for about 3 weeks - they are now 'drying out' - how do I store these ready for replanting next year.

I know Monty's advise is to 'bin them' and buy new next year but these were such lovely colours and I would like to have the pleasure of them next year


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 21:28

Thanks everyone - not that I would hope other people are blighted with them but they are in for a shock tomorrow (if it's not snowing here!) as I'm taking Fairygirls advice ad seeking out my nearest Asda to 'bulk purchase' Resolva, as they are in all my beds and I have a few.  I suspect they simply threw their seeds everywhere - war is declared!!!!!

Nice to know though that I'm not alone - lovely as they are to look at they are brutes which have to be dealt with!


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 17:33

Thanks for the helpful info Fairygirl

Any chemicals you know work?

Also I think they originally came from some dodgy turf I got last year as before that - nothing.  I'll be charitable and say that they probably came from neighbouring gardens although I've looked and nobody seems to be as affected as I am!

It's the foothold I cannot take - they look as if they are going to swallor up stuff so I'll have to do something and like you say be vigilant.



Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:43

Thanks punkdoc - have I left it too late to 'zap' them this year? 

Not keen on using chemicals but needs must unless they do damage to other plants? 

Any suggestions - I did take the flower heads off last year but they are back with avengence!!! 


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:25

Please help


Celendines - last year was bad this year it looks as if it's goig to be even worse.  Spent hours carefully weeding today but there must be an easier way to get rid of them.  Some I donlt mind but last year they stopped other things coming through/

Any suggestions would be greatfully received


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:38

Thanks Fred

Useful advice - could I sow in September? I want to get it started before I go on my hols!


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:20

Thanks busy lizzie - any particular brand you can recommend?

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Planting roses now!

Moving roses now and planting new ones 
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these lovely wild flowers!! 
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