Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:12
Lizzie - ditch the growmore and give it some pelleted chicken manure or blood fish and bone which will also feed soil organisms and thus improve the soil. Give it some rose food too and some drinks of liquid rose or tomato food which will promote flowers.
Mine has flowered well this year after almost being wiped out by heavy frosts and snow in the winter of 12-13. Last winter was mild so it kept the few new stems it had put on and grew loads more last year and is flowering beautifully.
Caral - there's only me and OH at home most of the time so I use the scientists and the dance club to experiment with new recipes for when I do a charity bake. My latest finds are chocolate cherry muffins, banana, apple and pecan cake and a honey, parsnip and coconut cake. All scrumptious.
No gardening as yet today. It's persisting down after another wild, wet and windy night.