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Latest posts by shazza3

Rose bush failing

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:14

hello, if you've only recently planted out the roses, you'll need to keep them well watered until they're well established. give them a good soaking either first thing in the morning, or late evening (especially now the weather has turned hot). 

they also like lots of manure (well rotted) around the base of the trunk.

if you dead-head the flowers, they'll keep producing more blooms right through the summer until the autumn/winter.

 

hope this helps

 

Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 22:05

HA HA, me too !!!!

usually fling them over the bank where there's lots for them to eat except my lovely perennials

Where to buy

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 23:00

is that the one that has long prongs for raking up moss and stuff ???

if so, i have one that i've never used in my garage that you can have.

 

don't suppose you live in Swansea, South Wales by any chance do you ????

Identify plant

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:51

why don't you Google it, that way you'll get a photo as well that you can compare to yours ????

Taking cuttings

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:46

hello, i've recently taken some cuttings of xmas cactus as my plant is very overgrown and they're in the greenhouse at the moment. as i wasn't sure whether to take long or short cuttings, i've done both. i dipped the ends in rooting powder as i didn't know if they'd take without it. 

my question is will all the cuttings take and how long will it be before i know ???

i've never taken cuttings from this plant before so don't know what to expect.

thanks   

Mystery Plants from inherited garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:05

How fab, starting from scratch. i'm envious of your shed it looks great !!!

i have an old ornament that i dug up from underneath a border that was filled with all kinds of debris from the house when it was initially renovated about 20 years ago. We painted him and his little dog (he looks like he's hiking with his companion) and now they both live under my dwarf apple tree, they looks as if they belong there !!!

good luck with all your projects, there's a mine of information on this site.    

Weather

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 16:02

know what you mean, we were also lucky in Wales to get two days of fine weather, now we're getting battered by the rain that's spreading from the west. garden started to look pretty but now it's lashing down, oh well it'll do the garden good i suppose !!!  

Query

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 15:58

thank for the reply, will give it a go

 

shaz

Query

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 22:00

hello, i have two Haworthia plants which are in flower at the moment but are also pot-bound. they have also sprouted ( if that's the correct term) babies all around the mother plant.

according to the information in my plant book, it states that propagation is by seeds.

my question is this --when should i try and detach the little plants and will they survive ?

thanks   

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 21:36

As the weather's been fab the last 2 x days (for a change), have washed all my pots including ones to give away on freecycle. repotted house plants, taken cuttings of some of those as well. potted on some new perennial plug plants and bought a few more while they are on offer on well known superstore.

have managed to do lots of small jobs and am very pleased with my effort 

   

Discussions started by shazza3

What would you do ???

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Where do plants disappear to ??? 
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Is this correct ???

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Why is this happening ???

Cotinus is wrong colour  
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Empty Planters

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Help needed

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Taking cuttings

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