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Potting Fairy

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Which climber?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:32

I would like to know if Montana is a good one to climb up the front of the house. 

1) Does it mark the house?

2) What does it do in the Winter?

3) What do you consider to be the best thing to climb up a house (if it isn't that) that doesn't go crazy and looks pretty for quite a while?

Thank you

Re-potted rose wilting

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 20:49

Oh right thank you nutcutlet

Re-potted rose wilting

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 20:37

I have just re-potted a large climbing rose.  Its roots had made their way into the ground about a foot and the roots (3 or 4) were about an inch across.  I successfully pulled them and cut them out and repotted in good compost in a bigger pot.  There were plenty of other roots still intact. Since then, the leaves are wilted and seems to be feeling very sorry for itself.  Will it buck up or have I done something awful?

Wild Flowers/veg - how deep/what type?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:08


Wild Flowers/veg - how deep/what type?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:05

ps I was thinking about buying something like this Any idea when these are to be planted?  Thanks

Wild Flowers/veg - how deep/what type?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:39

Hi there,

I am thinking about buying a raised bed, which is only 6 inches deep but almost 2 metres x almost 1 metre in other dimensions .  How deep do you need a bed for wild flowers and veg to grow successfully? and when can I plant the wildflower seeds or do I need to create seedlings? and do you have any other recommendations of what I can grow in it, which creates impact and colour?  Maybe mixed bed?  (I have two 3 year old boys!)  Thanks gang - new to this planting things lark

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:12

Thank you everyone for your advice, I think I shall go for your recommendation Swiss Sue.  Just what I need.  Yes, the Xhose looks very gimmicky and I never thought of it catching plants - good point!



Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 20:35

Hi everyone,

Has anyone had the fortune or not to try the apparently amazing expandable Xhose from the US?  I feel a bit disillusioned with the hoses and casings I see at garden centres/on-line, they seem so thin and I can see that they will kink and leave permanent kink dents.  We've already binned one for being so awful.  I have seen mixed reviews for the Xhose on Amazon.  Any advice would be gratefully received.  Also, would welcome any other hose recommendations.



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Which climber?

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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 23:21

Re-potted rose wilting

Will it come back? 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 20:49

Wild Flowers/veg - how deep/what type?

Planting question 
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Last Post: 23/04/2013 at 17:32

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Xhose verdict 
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Last Post: 21/08/2015 at 07:37
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