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Latest posts by rubber

rose problem

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:16

Is there anyway to sort out this problem?

rose problem

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 20:30

I bought a red hybrid tea half standard rose 4 years ago. It has flowered every year but I have just noticed that it is producing white foribunda roses this year! It has also put on much more growth than before. Any ideas what has happened and suggestions how I can get my red roses back. Thanks.



flowers which will thrive in long grass

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:55

My attempt at creating a wild flower type meadow is failing! My first mistake was clearing the ground and then sowing "slow growing" grass. The grass grew like topsy! So then I tried digging out patches of turf and planting reasonably established plants (a mixture of wild flowers and assorted perenials. I have been strimming around the patches to try and give the plants a chance. I have just done a stock take and about 50% have survived. Can anyone suggest perenials which would thrive in grass. By the way I tried yellow rattle seed £10's worth but none germinated. I have also grown about 6 varieties of wild flowers but they are still small and I dont know what they are as they were from a packet of mixed seeds. I suspect the majority are oxeye daisy.


metal arch

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 23:16

Thanks for your replies. Perhaps I will think again as need something permanent. 

metal arch

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:43

Is it possible to secure a metal arch in two planters. If so how do you go about it and what containers would be best? teracotta pots,  wooden box planter, half a barrel or any other suggestions. There is a high wall behind where i am proposing to put the arch so there could be so

me extra support.


pruning roses

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:53

Thanks wiil get pruning at the weekend. Just another question, how should I prune my climbing roses which I am trying to train up a wall?

pruning roses

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:51

I have hybrid t, floribunda, standard and climbing roses in my garden. I gave them a bit of a prune in the autumn to prevent wind damage over the winter. I was going to give them another prune this weekend but the leaves are now opening. Will I damage them if I do this now?

willow arc

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:55

I can't put them in the ground as the area is gravelled. I was thinking of growing the arch behind a garden bench so it would need to be 5 to 6 ft high.

willow arc

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 23:10

Is it possible to grow a willow arch in 2 pots or planters? If so what size pots would I need and how would I achieve this?

seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 21:12

Thanks everyone. Lots of ideas.the pond does have some

Marginals in it they just need to grow!





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