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Sucker or not?

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 17:07

fantastic news, thank you so much for your prompt advice.  Will cut them back and clear dead wood etc now I know not to take the whole lot out.

Sucker or not?

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 16:20

I noticed today two of my harlow carr roses now seem to have 3 stems coming out of the ground instead of 1 that the others have. Will these be suckers? 

I have noticed that on the same stem there are some that have 5 leaves and some that have 7. I know that suckers have 7 leaves but can't understand why the same stem would have 5 &7 leaves. Any advice? Thank you. 

Deals on plants!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 21:15

At Costco there are some good deals on. I purchased 12 echinacea (bare root) for £10. Huge roots on them too.

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 20:59

Just to jump on this thread, but a slightly different tack.  I have a hedge down one side of the garden (mainly snowberry) with ivy under it.  How is best to keep the ivy under control so it doesn't encroach into the lawn.  Is it a matter of just pulling it up by hand and trying to cut it back a bit.  Any other tricks ?

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 20:53

I"ve done that with Cosmos a few years in a row, even if they are leggy I don't throw them out, they are as tough as old boots, I'm not very patient with hardening off either and they survive my tough love. good luck, this year I'm trying my best to be patient and wait...

Winter Aconite

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 20:41

okay, useful info thank you very much.

The snowdrops are on the edge of pine trees, so will see how the extra 100 get on that I planted last year and go from there. 

I didn't know that about snowdrops having moisture, so will be interesting to see where those snowdrops do pop up.

thank you for your help. x

Winter Aconite

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 18:02

I'm sure I've read in an article that aconite's prefer chalky alkaline soil, yet on the RHS website it says it grows on any soil and on any ph?

I haven't seen any aconite anywhere round here, but love the combination of snowdrops and aconite.

Has anyone on here managed to grow them in sandy soil.  My original pH test said neutral, but we have Rhodo's, camelia's in the garden so I think slightly acidic too.

What do you think ? Any advice ?

Thank you.

Survey about gardening and its therapeutic aspects

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 21:15


To thin or not to thin...

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 19:49

last year I bought my first echinacea as small plugs and brought them on and planted them out at the end of the summer. They did well. It's all about getting a strong root system i understand From verdun ( I think it was him advising me).

I have lots of forget me nots in the garden and where the echinacea are planted is now full of them. Should I be thinning out the forget me nots so they don't smother the echinacea or will they push through in the spring. 

I do love forget me nots as a space filler so like having some there but the echinacea are a bit of a labour of love so don't want to kill them off. 

This is what the area currently looks like. 

Many advice gratefully received. Thank you. X

A decent gardener for my step-dad.

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 08:30

I find this so sad, I love my garden, and I can't stand it when I go to friend's houses and they have a gardener yet the beds look a mess.

Locally down here in the South, we have local Facebook groups, where people ask for help.  maybe you could see if you have one of those or a local gardening club or gardening FB page, where you might be able to ask for recommendations from people in similar situations. 
There is a Facebook page called Keep Gardeners World Growing, which has thousands of passionate gardeners on there, maybe you could do a post on there?

People do that type of gardening for love of gardening not for money.

I recently helped a friend tidy her garden and her mother said she was struggling to bend to weed.  When the weather improves I'll be going round to help her with her garden, and hope she can share some of her gardening knowledge too.  Win win.

I really hope you find someone who can help you. 

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I thought it would thrive 
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23% of magazine is advertising 
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