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Crossing Roses advice needdd

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:21

..not everyone bothers to cover them it seems, but I would... until the hip forms [if it does] and changes colour to a red or orange...'s funny you should mention this..we must be thinking on same lines as I was going to attempt this myself....I tried it once before years ago but it didn't take... I aim to have another go armed with more information this time...  best of luck with yours..

I'm going to follow this American advice here, which seems quite straight forward and comprehensive...

Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 20:15

..oh thanks so much... I was thinking this was the other, but I won't dwell on it

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:44

.I suppose this is a star as I've given it a prominent place...but I think it's worth it...

Geranium 'Mavis Simpson' about to consume Phormium 'Maori Queen'...


Beetle ID please

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:36

..rather than start another thread, I thought I would add this one here... these two look as though they are having a lovely bit of....well, you know.....

..can anyone tell me what they are please?  I think I see larger versions of these around a lot lately, some getting into the house...



Posted: 03/07/2014 at 16:55

..I've got Hinnonmaki Red...gorgeous tasting fruit when ripe..lovely rich dark colour... in fact, I've just picked 1 and half pounds of fruit off it and now have 2 crumbles in the oven...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 15:37

..perhaps the idea of it Lesley is that, if taken during Autumn the cutting is less likely to dry out than one taken in Spring which will have to survive the summer... but if it's been successful for you then well done with that... also, I think you are supposed to take a piece of stem that has already flowered...which wouldn't be the case from a Spring cutting...

.but I'm all for breaking the just shows what you can get away with...but if I had a lot of cuttings I wanted to ensure getting the best possible chance of rooting...then I would stick with Autumn... they should be placed in a deep trench lined with sand I think...out of the way somewhere...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 11:56

..that's good to know..but I might just add that..perhaps if you had put them all in the ground you might have had more plants that rooted, instead of just the one... I also think it's simpler...then you can forget about them for months.. have a nice pink rose after all... you must have another one in your garden the same... do you know yet which it is...?

..actually, it's more cerise/cherry red isn't it?   great colour...

Great year for Fuchsias

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 11:50

..lovely fuchsia's above there...I do enjoy looking at these...I wonder if anyone else has any to show's one of mine... 'Voodoo'... I think it must have some of the largest flowers of any type..


Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:24

..this is where Latin names come in handy... I've just checked my plant labels and you are quite right that Marjoram is a kind of Oregano, but I always call it Marjoram...  I have Oreganum vulgare 'Compactum' variety, which is a small growing type, that is usually sold as..guess what...'Marjoram compact' on the !

... the Greek Oregano is Oreganum vulgare 'hirtum'... and is quite a different plant for me..different flavour too.. and not so easy to maintain but worth it I think...I rarely cook anything savoury without adding a little...

..of the two.. Greek Oregano has the slightly stronger flavour..and burns a little on the tongue..when eaten straight off the plant...the foliage is also a lighter colour.. try it if you can...

More good guys

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:30

..I expect there are quite a few listed on the other thread that are open to the public... which area of the country are you in then...?

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