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Container roses

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:27 !   else I might buy them all

Container roses

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:19

..Garden Centres seem to be doing discounts at the moment... if you have a Wyevale or Dobbies near you...then go along and see.... I've bought several recently either half price or 20% off... this is the time to buy container roses if you want something of a bargain...

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:45

..oh.ok Italophile thanks for that.... I hadn't noticed the purple until you mentioned it...  see how it goes from here.....maybe I've not been feeding it too much..

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 00:19

...I don't remember seeing many snakes but the NZ Weta sure scares the h*ll out of strange, weird creatures.... I have a little fake one here sitting on a table... thank goodness it's fake..!

...never realised Bouganvilleas were so thorny.... like our rambling roses I suppose...

nice to have your own limes.... I should like that...

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 23:07

..yeah, I leave the door open this weather Dan.... my plant is also in 10 litre pot... I had been thinking it was on the small side... but maybe I use it again next year then...

.see how it is tomorrow....

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 23:01

..hi Rosie... I know what it must be like for you..been to Queensland a few times... but you do grow lovely Frangipani trees... Leucadendrons.... Callistemons... Bougainvilleas...  at least I used to see them in Brisbane...    I loved the Callistemons until I found that actually we can grow some of these here too...  now they seem a bit ordinary in comparison...

...but it's too hot to garden most of the summer isn't it?... too hot to go  love all the foliage plants many planted for shade...  fond memories of my visits there...  Phoenix Canariensis is one of my favourites..used to see it a lot in New Zealand.... it does grow here in sheltered places...  I have family in Wellington and Brisbane...

..I should add...lovely tale about the it's the same here when people see Bottle Brushes I think...

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 22:48

..thanks Dan... I'm inclined to think it's because it is pot bound... all my others are in much larger pots and they do not show this... I've added some more compost to the surface and watered well.. also removed some of those leaves...there were too many I think and I've now exposed the fruit...lots of fruit on it to ripen, so hope this brings it along a bit...  not a great problem...

..thanks again Dan...

Growing a fruit tree in a pot

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:50's funny but I had a feeling you did... in some ways I'm sorry I moved away but needs must.... you know... things happen...  it's much busier there now than it used to be I think...the last time I visited... lots of road building going on etc... but I'm from Falmouth originally... in East Anglia...warmer summers but much,...much....colder

..I used to grow roses in Cornwall....loads of them..all different kinds... plus the usual Cornish shrubs that everyone grows... I used to visit Burncoose nursery down near Redruth, Duchy of Cornwall nursery near Luxulyan... amongst others... and mail you couldn't get many roses there, in those days..

...I liked the way you could just more or less buy whatever plant you fancied without having to worry too much about its hardiness....within reason of course... never tried

summer days

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:39

..I tend to think summer is over when the Last Night of the Proms takes place... hasn't long started, so we've a way to go

Growing a fruit tree in a pot

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:34

..when I lived in Cornwall... near St Austell - I grew a Fig in a container... one called 'White Marseilles'... I got some nice fruit on it as I remember but I moved to a colder area and left it behind...

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