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ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:43 always get it wrong... well, Brunnera is much nicer, if you get that...

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 15:18

well...the first one looks like Geranium 'Cambridge' and the second a Brunnera.... both plants are amongst my very favourite, I use the Geranium extensively can always pull bits up if you want.... but these are really very good plants to have... perhaps in smaller doses for you...?

I wish...........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 11:07
Rio Knight wrote (see)
One of the advantages of the current job crisis is that you can get a couple of hours labour for next to nothing. Maybe having some young man lugging stuff about and weeding boarders with his top off could be of use to you now and again.

...the mere thought is quite

...perhaps downsizing might have to be considered at some point... this is no consolation but I'm envious of anyone who has the time to spend more than an hour a day in their garden.... 9-6 would be unimaginable,...or even a few hours a rarity... I still work and do the lot myself... not easy to find the time...and I'm older than you...but I do have a husband to do some heavy work... just dug out a shrub that had been rooted in for way I could have done that on my own....

...I would be in favour of taking the more shrubs and conifers line...I always think things like roses and perennials - cottage gardening -  take up a lot of work...I've had to cut down on those quite a bit...

Gardener's World TV show

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:41

..Geranium cinereum 'Melody'... quite nice..

Weird dream last night

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 00:26

..perhaps you should be thankful you weren't dreaming of Conchita Wurst...

great singer, nonetheless...great act...

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:22

..that's looked quite nice on Gardener's World... I especially liked a couple of the show gardens...

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:18

...that's good to hear..thank you...and good for you too!..

Transplanting a rose

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:01

..roses are tough as old boots...I've moved several during the growing season, even in full flush....not advised but sometimes you have to do these things... advice would be to first of all, cut the rose right down to about 2 feet above ground level... dig the plant out, you're bound to cut off many of the roots and you will have to slice through the thickest with whatever tools you'll take some time... won't get much of a rootball, but don't worry about that... it'll look almost bare root as the soil drops away... pop it into a bucket of water for time being, but if the planting hole is already made then plant it straight away...puddling it in with bucket of water and every day for following 2 weeks throw a bucket of water on the plant... by which time it should start to show signs of life again...

...if you cannot plant it, because of moving...then you will need to pot up the plant in compost - you will need a big pot and lots of moist compost....and keep it well watered until you're ready to plant in new location.. when you see new signs of life, prune it back again to where the new growing points are...


edit:  oh I 've just noticed the rose is 12 years old..that's going to be a real toughie...I don't think I've ever moved one that old...but if you have to then follow the same procedure, as long as you get plenty of roots it'll others have said..if you know the variety would it not be better to buy another of the same plant..?

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:52

...I don't think that's quite correct....Rozanne Waterer found it growing in her garden...the reason for the long flowering season is that it's a sterile hybrid...doesn't set seed.... that's what I've read... I think it's a bit overrated, personally...

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