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moving roses

Posted: Yesterday at 20:42

Ok I've been to inspect this rose, glad I'm moving it as it does not look happy at all, I've cut back to around a metre in preparation ( have to do jobs like this in stages as never get more than 10 minutes ) Dove, you said cut back hard, like to a foot high? The generous gardener I moved last April is the Star in my garden at the mo and has been for weeks, loads of flowers, beautiful climber, lovely fragrance, really recommend it, much nicer and doing much better than st swithun

Cottage style with trees?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:38

Hi all, I posted a few sets ago re autumn colour on a prunus, has anyone planted one at the back of a border, I want to ensure Ican under plant this and the planned lilac ( obviously with plants for partial shade ) 

thanks in advance



Posted: 12/09/2014 at 07:40

thanks for advice all, just had a vv quick skim read hope dove and gg ok? nice pottering day today woth littlies, may get big littlie to plant some bulbs, she'll love that!

prunus kiki shidare zakura

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 07:32

sorry just wanted to ask also, i love a cottage style heavily planted herbaceous bed, the whole garden is 2 triangular beds with a stone path down the centre, will planting this tree-and a lilac only around 10 feet away- make this impossible?already got japanese anenomes loads of geraniums,snowdrops, narcissus.. planning to add foxgloves, delphininiums,lupins and roses among othersi wouldn't put sun lovers under trees, does this plan sound feasible to those more knowledgable than me?


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:07

hi everyone, i haven't caught up on posts at all recently, haven't had a minute, this is a bit random but any thoughts helpful, we need a few things doing in the house, some large jobs like refurbishing sash windows, and some small, like fitting shelves and sanding and waxing floors, we've had nothing but stress and unreliability over the last year and a half from tradesmen and now i'm terrified to get anyone in, i posted a job on rated people, has anyone used this ? how do i know they're reliable and not shysters like we've had ( we've also lost a lot of money to one really bad 'builder' so we really are wary) sorry for randomness, and apologies for not keeping up with news on site

prunus kiki shidare zakura

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:21

it's just such a good price, way cheaper than i've seen it and i can afford for it to be small for a good while

prunus kiki shidare zakura

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 08:44

i've always wanted a prunus, as i plan to totally revamp front garden i think i can get a small one in, i've seen this in parkers catalogue but it just highlights spring as season of interest, anyone know if we'd get a bit of autumn colour too? also it would be near at back of border, i'm presuming it wouldn't crreate too much shade and i could still plant fairly densley under it? most of sun comes south and west and it doesn't look a hugely dense i just wishing it to be perfect?

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 21:22

when we moved here I brought all my plants in pots, plus the one that had sentimental value ( Gertrude ) as my little girl used to love to smell it when she was only one, it's thriving here and she really loves it and always calls it Gertrude!


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 21:19

thanks for replying,i'll have a look and a chat with hubby ( who is allergic to gardening) i love Dave's enthusiasm but think Philippa is right... when Captain Cuteness can walk and talk a little he can join in and help,  at the moment everything I do I have to keep stopping every 10 minutes to pick him up/feed/nappy change... no wonder our house and garden do not resemble the ideal home spread that is the vision in my head!


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:57

thanks for that positive answer Dave, i'm going uo to look, only thing is my littlies are 3 and 10 months so rather less help than me having to ensure safety! allotment officer was really helpful,said i can stay near top of list if i decide to wait a year

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