Pete8


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How often to feed roses?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:14

I'd suggest no later than early July otherwize feeding will encourage some nice tender new growth as well as flowers and you need the ferts to wear off a bit and give the new growth time to mature to survive winter frosts


By all means give a nice mulch in the autumn, but I'd not put a rose feed on in autumn

Have I been stupid?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 18:29

I've had half-hardy salvias in my garden for several years.
The best plan is to take cuttings just in case, but mine have been ok for the last 2-3 yrs in the ground. I give them a good mulch late autumn and keep an eye out for slugs in spring as the tasty little shoots appear.


Just had a look at Ember's Wish - what a cracker! hope you can keep it going

Last edited: 30 May 2016 18:30:36

Not happy

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 15:55

HAVE YOU TRIED PUTTING 3 FINGERS ON THE SCREEN THEN MOVE YOU FINGERS APART - I THINK THAT SHOULD MAGNIFY THE SCREEN

Not happy

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 14:31

GOOD LUCK Pansy !! hope your loins will soon be rested!


If you hold down the Cmd key and press B then everything you type will be in Bold, do the same thing again and it'll turn Bold off

What can I walk on?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 14:17

Chamomile - the dwarf form. I done the same many yrs ago. It doesn't mind being trodden on a bit and the aroma is lovely
There are chamomile lawns - and books!


An RHS article here - 


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=281

Last edited: 30 May 2016 14:18:49

Not happy

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 14:13

I KNOW NOWT ABOUT iPADS OR SAFARI BUT I HAD A QUICK GOOGLE AND CAME ACROSS THIS FOR THE iPAD - 


Make your text bigger and bolder


Make the text on your screen bigger and bolder so it’s easier to read. You can enable Bold Text and Larger Type in Settings > General > Accessibility.

Last edited: 30 May 2016 14:14:18

Not happy

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 12:56

I've used AdBlock for years - I never see any ads on any websites.


I use it with Chrome and used to use it with Internet Explorer.


Just download and install and you'll be ad free


https://getadblock.com/

Please Recommend a Liquid Slug Killer

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 10:41

Reggie Perrin - sheer genius! Whatever happened to Sunshine Deserts?


I've been wary of using slug pellets thanks to my very inquisitive dog.
So I switched to Slug Clear last year. It's the same stuff as slug pellets but in liquid form. As there's nothing to see, the dog is not interested. And most importantly - it works.


Quite expensive in garden centres, but I got 2x250ml bottles from amazon for about £12

My flowers ..

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 14:52

Branchyome in with the herbs



Rose Falstaff just coming into bloom - lovely fragrance



Iris - White City



Not sure of this one but lovely



Not really my colour, but catches the eye!
(and growing on clay!)



Every day there's new flowers and growth appearing and every day the garden just keeps getting better - and now that the 'proper' plants are filling out, the weeding is a bit easier!

Last edited: 29 May 2016 14:53:36

Weeds ?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 14:31

could be avens - another quickly spreading wildflower or weed, depending on your view

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