Paul N

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 19:44

I keep promising I'll start using seaweed feed but have never got around it. It's not helped by the fact it's not sold at my local garden centres. I always use rose feed in the spring and autumn too.


How do you dead-head roses?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 19:40

I find many gardeners don't prune low enough. Yes, as Alina rightly said, just dead head the dead flower if there is a cluster, but when all have expired, prune down a good few inches, four of five inches is not too much (same with HTs) to a leaf with an outward facing bud.

Hardy fuschias

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 16:33

My hardy fuchsias are all in the ground; my tender fuchsias are all in pots and brought into the greenhouse for the winter. Keep things simple.

Securing Greenhouse Base to Paving Stone Base

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 16:30

Sikaflex, a powerful adhesive/sealant applied with a squeezy gun.


philadelphus virginal

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 16:18

bjay, That wasn't the advice. Prune all branches to a third, then prune a third of those down to ground level. My own Philadelphus 'Virginal' has never been pruned, ever, in fifteen years so I aim to carry out this task in a few weeks time. It's quite unruly at present.


Posted: 11/06/2012 at 16:10

Yes, you can and now is a good time as it's already flowered.


Mystery Plant

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 16:08

I would wait until it flowers and therefore avoiding the guesswork.

Roses - please help if you can.....

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 19:58


Are you aware of a hybrid tea rose called 'Lucy"? I have one and the blooms are very attractive. (Our daughter is a 'Lucy').

Tree Peony

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 19:54

Did you see Monty's advice last Friday on GW stating that Tree Peonys should be planted DEEPER than in the container? You say 'turned brown - these aren't last year's leaves are they which will be brown and may not have dropped off? At the beginning of May I pull off all of last year's leaves to leave the 'tree' tidy and ready for the new leaves. 

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