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Bare root roses

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:52
Definitely! Thanks Dove.

How to design a flower bed

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:51
I feel for you as I did and am doing the same for my garden after removing the laurel hedge that were on three sides. I am not a gardener but have collected a lot of articles and clippings from magazines and newspapers and also visited many gardens to get ideas over the last five years or so. Even then it is daunting to 'design' or select plants and shrubs. Verdun in this forum advised me to 'plant things that I like and enjoy seeing' so that's what I am trying to do. There are many helpful experts in this forum who will come to your rescue, so I will leave you to them. Good luck!

Bare root roses

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:37
Sorry I inserted a smilie from my phone and it came up as question mark, lots of them

Bare root roses

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:35
Thanks all you experts ???? They are mostly David Autin roses - A Shropshire Lad and Claire Austin to climb the sunny wall and New Dawn on the north and the fragrant Gertrude Jekyll, Margaret Merrill, etc for a narrow border. I read only yesterday in someone else's post that DA roses need more nutrient and water before get going so I shall bear that in mind.

Bare root roses

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:56

Thanks Hostafan! I shall plant them.

Bare root roses

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:21


I'm expecting 7 bare root roses tomorrow (Friday), which I'm planning to plant in the ground at the weekend. I've just checked the weather forecast and the night temperature in my area on Saturday is expected to be below freezing. I know I should not plant them if the ground is frozen, but in this case the ground will not be frozen when planting but frozen later at night.

Please can someone advise me if I should go ahead and plant them in the ground or just keep them in a pot with dry compost until spring (as I've read from someone else's post the other day)? 

Many thanks in advance!

Plant id please

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 15:03

Thank you fidgetbones, it looks like Bidens 'Pirates pearl'. 

Plant id please

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 10:36

Thanks Tetley, but you don't sound very sure?

Plant id please

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:17


Can someone tell me the name of the white daisy-like flower in the photo?


Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 21:23

Thanks Archie3 and chicky it's very helpful  

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Bare root roses

Should I plant them when sub zero temp is expected 
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Plant id please

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Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 21:23

Planting advice please

Back garden border plants 
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Last Post: 03/10/2015 at 19:35

Double digging

What is the sufficient depth for most plant? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 13:31

Two plants id please

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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 09:55

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

grass on my lawn 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 10:16

Pant ID

Does anyone know what this plant is? 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 18:03

Compost bin....again

Is wooden beehive compost bin any good? 
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