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Latest posts by Rose lady

Spring bulbs

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 17:39

Wow wasnt it cold today!! and there was me worried about an early display of daffs n tulips. looks like they will slow down afterall. Snow is forecast on Sunday!

Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:22

Thanks all! must say February gold in February sounds exciting.

Oooo don't like the sounds of those hungry slugs Obelixx.

Thanks for the link sotongeoff.


Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 13:15

Has anyone else found that their Daffs, and other bulbs are beginning to emerge too early. Will their growth slow down?

favourite plant

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 17:17

It works!!! I scattered it around my rose hedge in the front two spring seasons ago, and I have had clear green leaves. I plan to do the same next year. Soot does provide acidity, and roses do like slightly acid soil. Infact the idea was brought over from India during the Raj.

favourite plant

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 16:39


I hope my Madame AC looks like the one in your garden. I planted mine in the front garden up against a wall. Cant wait for it to do its magic

favourite plant

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 17:33

Verdun...sorry to hear that about your Zephrine and other shrubs, defonately sounds like the coastal air to me Im growing mine in a huge pot on a north/east facing wall. It needs plenty of air circulation though so have grown it up a wigwam. It did look stunning. Like artjak I spray all my climbing roses and roses very early spring with diluted washing up liquid...does the job.


favourite plant

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 21:49

A gorgeous bourbon climbing rose called Zephrine Drouhin...smells yummy!




Posted: 30/11/2012 at 19:27

Hi Bjay

The rose is known to spread quite a bit, and is gorgeous. As long as the chimney isnt to tall, im sure it will look stunning. Great idea to keep it confined because like mint it will spread out.


Posted: 27/11/2012 at 11:43

Pots Pots Pots!!! You'll definately lose them if immersed in water.

When potting them put some crocks/stones at the bottom to aid drainage, then fill the pots using 50% John Innes number 2 or 3 which is soil based, and 50% normal compost.

if you decide to leave them in pots, then make sure they are at least 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide. The size of the growth is relative to the amount of room you give the roots to grow in. So the larger the pot the better! and dont forget to sprinkle a handful of fertilizer in early spring like Blood and fish bone or Top rose, and don't let the compost dry out.

Best of luck Pinkpeony


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 17:51

Thank you artjak. I might do that in my front garden up against the wall. I understand it does quite well even in a north facing garden

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