Latest posts by saltski

Bare Root Rose - No Growth?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:34

OK, seems I have a couple of options then, I'm not sure where it will bud from as I can't see any obviously knobly bits on it, I will cut a half inch off each stalk to see if the wood inside is green,  and I will fertilise, see what happens. If it looks dead I will complain to Jersey Plants.

Bare Root Rose - No Growth?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:54

It has three stalks on it, should I try this on all three? They were covered with wax when I received it.

Walnut Tree

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:32

I have one in my garden, probably about 80 years old, but I've never seen fruit on it, though I think that has more to do with Ninja Squirrels than anythign else.

Bare Root Rose - No Growth?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:18

Hi, I planted a bare root rose that I bought from Jersey Plants about 6 weeks ago (around easter time). I soaked the roots before planting and dug the hole to the right depth and width, infilled with soil and compost mix and watered well. I was also careful to make sure that te graft was above the soil to prevent die-back.

But it doesn't seem to have grown at all since planting, the other roses in my garden, including some cuttings from a relatives that I planted recently have grown and look more lively. Shoul dI be worried about my bare root? It is a climber. I may be paranoid and all the growth is going on below the ground ATM.


Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:15

I can't seem to add myself to the map?!? Or I cannot work out how to do it, one of the two. If someone could add me while they're on there sometime, username 'saltski' and I am in Ashby-de-la-Zouch (LE65 1TQ).

blueberry lemonade

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:28
I thought this was going to be a recipe for a drink using blueberries! Ha! Still I'm intrigued Mummy Muddy Paws about watering with cold black tea, will that work?? I have mine outside and sat in ericacious compost, well were planted in it last year, and a mulch of manure. I'm planning on watering with potash from my stove later in the year when flowering. Will potash suit all soft fruit?

Monty Don's Tomatoes

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:22
Are they the ones they gave the free seeds of? In this case it was Mariskotka. Otherwise I'm not sure, all my copies get passed on.

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
Thank you Italophile, I am growing a specifically windowsill variety of tomato plant (grows to 1' high). I was wondering how they would be pollinated. When the flowers are in abundance I shall give them a tickle.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:10
I popped mine in the ground this afternoon. I have split them up, I have some in my fruit cage where the soil is good, loose and enriched with well rotted manure. I put the rest in the ground in the rest of the garden, but the clay there is quite tough and clay like so not sure how well the bulbs will form but if they're no good ill know for next year!

Can't wait for the results now, love garlic.

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:09

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