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climbing rose problem

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:47 long have you had them?  they can take some time to settle down before they flower well... first couple of years can be all growth in my experience...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 09:04

...just a couple of things I've noticed there...your plant could do with a cane inserted, such as the one you have in the pot to the left... inserting it into the top left hand corner shouldn't do much damage to the root system...and it will be needed to keep the stems straight before it's planted... I also notice that there isn't much compost in that container..several inches below the could do with a top fact looking at the top growth it's probably almost ready to be planted out...those roots should be growing well in there... definitely needs to be nutcutlet said earlier..

..perhaps you'll post a photo when it's in flower, so we can see what it's like..

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 23:06

...then I would wait until I saw those roots showing through the bottom of the pot...I would anticipate that should be before the end of summer, in which case you would plant it out just like any container bought rose... by Autumn at the very latest I would think, and that's a good time to plant in any case.... certainly no need to wait till Spring...just keep need to prune...if it flowers...enjoy them...

..some soluble feed in the watering can would be nice every couple of weeks or so...

just a word of warning...some roses grown on their own roots are not as vigorous as those which are way of telling with yours until it's been in the ground for a while... but there is a chance it won't grow as big as you might expect or be as floriferous.... with other roses some are better for own root.... just have to wait and see.... do you know the name of it...?   just curious...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 22:36

..well looks really good... if you are certain the plant has a good root system in the pot...i.e. you should be able to see little white roots coming out of the bottom or just poking through...then you should plant it... no need to trim....just get it in the ground while there's plenty of moisture around...

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 20:50

^no problem...


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:28 my age I can't be so choosy


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:21

..but you're missing Alan Titchmarsh's cheery face.... he brightens up my day...

Tying In

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:19

lol...that sounds like fun OL....better than the original...

David,....yes I also use that green plastic coated wire as an alternative... I always seem to have something to tie in and it comes in handy when the string runs out...   it can get very windy here in Fenland and if I don't tie back much of my garden would end up with the

Tying In

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 21:14

..just use green string mostly...I quite enjoy this sort of work...

...I should add, that photo above looks rather comical I have to best left to the imagination...

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 20:13

..I too have a narrow border about the same length... what I did initially was to plant a row of bedding Begonia's...all along the strip until I got other plants established.... not evergreen but plenty of colour in a shady border for best part of the year...

...these other plants are Liriope muscari...evergreen grassy plant flowers late in the year... but they are expensive to buy and has taken me a few years to build up...bit tatty in Spring but they can make a shady narrow border look a bit classy I think...

... in between gaps I still use Begonias for the summer...and celandine 'Brazen Hussey' for it soon disappears after flowering...

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