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Latest posts by Salino

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...

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:21

...not watered.....? they're in pots I think...all pots need watering...when established in the ground then irrigation is not necessary....

..I like Alan Fradd very much... I found when I grew it, it had quite a long flowering season, longer than most...with sporadic flowers into late summer...

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:17

...I've got one in a large container and one in the ground.... I too have found they grow rather large from their 2nd year.... and I mean big.!....thuggish I do not plant anything within 3 foot of it...

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:13 is a bit antiquated I must admit and not good enough really in this day and fact you need to be some sort of mathematician just to work out how to upload a photo ordinarily... although this is true of other forums I find..... still,  we must be thankful for small mercies that we have this one....warts and all....

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:04 might be the plants are pot bound.... I would repot if they were mine... giving a soaking first.... otherwise they look quite good actually...

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:02 looks perfectly alright to me and at this stage I wouldn't worry about've got it in a nice big pot for now..... I have heard the flowers are a bit...smelly...not the nicest of smells... perhaps you could let us know what you think of this...? as I might be tempted, or not, to get one at some point...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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