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Rose Berries or Rose Currants

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 14:39

I have been given a plant with a tag of Rose Berry or it could be Rose Currant

I have already planted it and its growing well alongside a Black Currant

Its in a hospital garden 2 miles away and I am not due to walk there for a few days so I cant be more definate on the name


? Any one had any experience of these please

Gift for an allotmenteer..

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:45

I think she would appreciate being asked then she can REALLY appreciate your generosity

? What is her purpose for gardening........relaxation....saving cash etc

What Wood ?

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 17:42

I want to grow plants in a 6 foot by 2 foot box about 2 foot deep 

It is to go in a hospital garden and needs to be weather proof and "substantial "

The plants will hopefully stimulate the MH patients

? What wood should I use friends

Hopefully I can scavenge it from local skips

White Berry & Black Currant

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 13:35


Sorted and many thanks

White Berry & Black Currant

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 13:02

Netted with some fleece and Percy The Wood Pigeon is confused !!      

White Berry & Black Currant

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:41

I have one of each in 9" wide pots on the patio

? What do I do to stop our avian friends scoffing the berries please

Questions about growing sweet corn

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:34

Hi Chris

Sow seeds straight into well prepared  soil

Make a diamond formation with the pointed end facing the prevailing wind direction much like the set up for ten pin bowling. The plants will have the best chance of being pollinated

You obviously know how to grow sweet corn but its just a matter of luck if you get a good harvest

Make a detailed note of what you do and when and what the soil is like etc and then next season you can be even better

Potatoes are the easiest and sweetcorn and one of the most fussy...........bit like children

Good luck and good eating

PS...........please dont start a sentence with so


Buying Roses

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:13

I apologise if I have asked this before friends

I have a South facing flower bed about 7 foot by 18 inches and I want to plant a couple of .....

Small Red roses with many heads and to grow about 4 foot high max

Strong scented if possible

? Any suggestions please 


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 15:14

I have 2 types.........Black Beauty and Bianco

? Which are bushy and trailing types please friends

Last edited: 16 March 2017 15:14:41

Growing sweet potato

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 14:52

The same as normal chips..........depends how much you normally use

I also like Bubble and Squeek with SP s instead of normal spuds

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