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Gooseberry crop

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 12:18

..that's interesting artjak thank you...I also have the red one... I hope to get more fruit on it in due course as it's only young, it seems pruning is the key to more fruit... but I do love the flavour.....

Growing Roses

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 10:42

..regarding your Iceberg rose which I note is the climbing version, I think you will find that in the early years, much like a rose called Mme Alfred Carriere, it takes time to build up into a repeat flowering rose... early on it will flower only once until it's got itself into a rhythm...

..a quote from late rosarian Graham Thomas ''when well established is constantly in flower'' I wouldn't worry too much...just give it more time there..

as for St Swithun... this is a problem I have with some of Austin's, and other old that they can 'ball' in wet weather... I had this with a couple of his recently and I got rid... Spirit of Freedom for instance has some 200 petals on each rose head...far too many and they cannot cope with lots of rain.... I suspect St Swithun has similar issues...  nothing you can really do about that...but you can try to tease them open but some buds are beyond recall I'm I would have to snip them off... hopefully it repeats quickly enough for you to get more flowers during dryer spells...

Flowers on the beach

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 01:00

..I think it might be Sea Rocket [Cakile maritima]... it's an annual...'s quite pretty isn't it..?

no flowers and no sign of any

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:20 the appear to have pruned it correctly... the problem I've had with 'Limelight' this season is that snails have eaten the flower buds... I have one left.. I wasn't quick enough early on to salvage this... like most other people we have simply been overwhelmed this year... it's planted in shade and otherwise would have done really well... so my fault...   not sure if this is what's causing your problem...

Low growing plants needed

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:08

..Geranium 'Cambridge' would suit your purpose...

this is it here.... one plant will do, it's easy to propagate...


Plants with military associations

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 22:52

..a Clematis I used to grow, and want to obtain again, is 'Souvenir du Capitaine Thuilleaux'....

...introduced in 1918 and bred by Monsieur Thuilleaux in memory of his son, who was killed in action in WW1....

...I like a plant with history...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 22:06 had a feeling something wasn't quite right...obviously I've never seen a Philodendron...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:20

^lovely and unusual...not something you see often enough...

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:05

..^I do the same artjak...shingle over weed bush is young so didn't get anything like yours..very impressed... how tall is your bush? now long has it been in the ground please...? mine has only been planted for 1 year...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:29

..ttt....shame to let it drift...

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