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Species roses

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:36

Roses don't need chilling as rule, though maybe some do. Rosa rugosa, sown fresh by me to overwinter, germinated in October and was flowering by the end of the next summer. Also had a good accidental result from pouring boiling water on rosehips to start the wine making process. Steep for a week then strain and tip on the garden. A forest results


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 14:54

Nobody makes light of it. Everyone has said take care, 

There are lots of dangers out there; eg stupid drivers, be aware, use common sense and take care.

Autumn come early or mystery disease?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 14:50

My birches haven't done that this year. It's been dry but not hot so they've been OK, but I've seen them like it every hot and dry year since I planted them. I lost some when they were young but the ones that survived are still going strong around 20 years later.

The mahonia looks a bit depressed in hot and dry as well. I don't grow the others

Mystery illness

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:46

They do regrow if you cut them back to nothing but the beetles come back next year so not particularly helpful.

I had 2 of these shrubs, the beetles didn't visit foir years then turned up and destroyed one. The other they don't seem interested in  so far


ID please

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:16

Yes, that's the one. I'm being very impressed with them.

Don't forget they are annuals

The person that gave them to me said they self seed but I shall be collecting some.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:53

I think so, yes. Never seen a deciduous one

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:50


Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:33

Hi Lyn

All the digitalis may have been mine.

If the laevigata flower with rather flabby looking yellow flowers instead of lively orangey brown, sorry, that's grandiflora.

I can tell them apart in leaf if you need to know. I knew mine were grandiflora but when I planted them I was left with a label saying laevigata

You can't beat a really well organised nursery system


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:18

Hello Snoodle, 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 08:38

Not worth keeping. They won't be fully developed as seeds and would never germinate. They will just rot. Are there any left on the plants to have another go later?

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