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Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:37 usually have all the right answers nutcutlet...however, you may be excused on this one..... otherwise I fear you will nominate 'Knotweed'...!


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:29

...this forum works in mysterious ways....wonders to perform...

...a thread that seems to be on a loop... it keeps popping up... and popping up again...I do find it quite amusing...


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:19 nice if people told us the colour of the flowers....I mean....give us a clue like... it sounds hardy, perhaps it's an Anthemis... as this one of mine developed in similar fashion...

..hope you like it, even if it isn't...


Talkback: How to take lavender cuttings

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 09:26

..I would definitely add perlite, if you have it, to the JI.. personally I don't like JI on it's own, it's far too heavy... I use 2/3rd's horticultural grit to 1/3 rd JI for my cutting mix for Lavenders... mine have all rooted and I've just potted on, this time using half and half JI/Grit...   also I don't cover my fresh cuttings with plastic bags, just leave outside in cool shady spot.. won't work with everything but Lavenders seem ok this way... cuttings taken in July...


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 14:29

..that's ok.. we might be able to have a go with it... lots of yellow roses but some are more popular than others... it could be the Austin rose 'The Pilgrim'... it would fit the description... for now...


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 13:34

...that fact that it's a yellow flower with long straight stalks suggests to me that it's a more modern Floribunda or Hybrid Tea type, or possibly an 'English' rose....some of which can grow quite tall and lanky if left unpruned... cut off the dead flower stalks now and you should get a repeat flowering in September.... if this is the case you can cut it back a bit during the autumn/winter if you like... in case it suffers from 'windrock' in the winter gales... and then finish off pruning - back to half way down... next Feb... feed with rose fertilizer at that time...

...are you able to post a photo...?


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 13:09 an addition I would add a couple of unused tea bags to the tap water in a watering can, before resting it for 24 hours, as it is supposed to acidify it, suitable for Blueberries and suchlike...


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 11:02

...don't be afraid of your rose... most are quite resilient and can be pruned as hard as you like... however it does depend somewhat on what type of rose this is.. you don't tell us it's name or whether it flowers only at midsummer for a few weeks, or flowers again in the autumn...i.e. remontant...

..if it flowers only at midsummer... then I wouldn't prune at all now... too late... you will be cutting off next year's flowers... if it's a rose that also flowers into the autumn... then next Spring.. about late Feb... I would cut it back by about half.... don't be too fussy about pruning... if you can prune just above a bud - fine... if not...just shear it off... tests have shown that it doesn't matter....


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:07

..that's a seed pod from a Fremontodendron...


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:43

...can't you go into 'my settings' and 'edit' this?... I get that option on mine...

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