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Mony Don

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:43

High fives Orchid lady

Mony Don

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:29

Well.... I admire Monty Don , I know this will sound a lil hippy- he has a relationship with his garden and that clearly reflects what he grows and how he grows it. The way he talks about his garden and plants is so eloquent and "felt". He like alot of us feel that the transition between being a seed and becoming a plant is nothing short of miraculous.

Everyone makes mistakes, no-ones perfect ( would be boring if we were)but Like Nutcutlet says there's loads of literature out there and if in doubt ask here ( which I have done a number of times, the advice has been brilliant).

You know being disabled makes me realise that life's too short to bicker, seeing GW evry Friday evening makes my week.

So Monty carry on and a big thumbs up to you Carol))))

Rose - white Perpetue (problem No 2)

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 23:09

Thats great , I really didn't know that DOH!

Co-incidentally , I've just bought an arch , I'll move it this week You're all brilliant x

A poorly pear tree (problem No 1)

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 23:05

Thanks Dave

Rose - white Perpetue (problem No 2)

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:16

Hi

I have a white rose ( Perpetue) bought from a good nursery, a good strong plant . I have a south facing garden so I planted it so it would climb up the front of the house.

Year 1 was Ok, but last year and this year so not so good. Already its covered in black spot, I always make sure to pick the leaves off and burn them , the nearest rose is about 5 meters away. The rose is in a half barrel , put crocs in the bottom plus a mix of garden compost, horse manure and grit with a little BF&B. I have covered the soil where the roots are with a large rock-so the roots don't overheat and I water it at the roots.

Talk about serendipity - last year my husband had a double bypass and but the garden was OK ( weird) Again , any advice would really be welcome.

A poorly pear tree (problem No 1)

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:03

Hi

I bought this pear tree about 4 years ago ( as a whip), iys always had blossom but no fruit . It seems to drop all of the fruit and now not only has all the fruit gone but entire branches have dead leaves on. They're just dead, the rest of the leaves also look abnormal , some look like peach leaf curl and some look like thrips.

The tree is underplanted with bugle , its a south facing garden . I'm now thinking of digging it up, so any advice would be appreciated.

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Oxalis-but which one?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 20:04

Hi

I think these are Oxalis but I've no idea which one, they're very striking in the spring with an off white flower, it self seeds and is growing in between paving. I'd love to know which it is.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42543.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42544.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

 

A very leggy rambling rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 12:38

Thank you so much - great advice ))

A very leggy rambling rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 12:14

Hi

I have a very leggy rambling rose, its Felicite Perpetua (white). Due to a health problem I haven't been able to look after my plants very well.  I bought the rose from a very reputable garden centre , it was a very healthy plant . I planted it in a large ceramic pot , it was lovely for a time and flowered . But due to the fact that its rained almost continually and I live in mild Cornwall its gone leggy. There is foliage at the top but the bottom is devoid of foliage . Should I prune it and if so how?

I would really appreciate some advice please

Leggy sweet peas???

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 17:50

DOH !!! It didn't even cross my mind about the "everlasting " variety. I will pinch the tops out and gradually harden them off-oh! and perhaps buy some more seed.

Thank you so much for the replies-I won't make that mistake again

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Discussions started by Polly Bell

Rose - white Perpetue (problem No 2)

It looks like its dying 
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A poorly pear tree (problem No 1)

Dead foliage, curled foliage 
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Oxalis-but which one?

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A very leggy rambling rose

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Leggy sweet peas???

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Ideas please -flowers for late Aug wedding

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Hundreds of strawberry plants-what do i do with them

 
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Cherry tree+ lose of fruit and sparse leaves

Established tree, loosing fruit and leaves 
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