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iceberg climbing rose

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 16:17

Basically not much-just wait- my iceberg has just finished the first flush of flowers which I am dead-heading on a regular basis it will now make new flowering shoots that will bloom in a few weeks

Yours should flower soon-hopefully this year- if not next

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 15:41

Right job completed- they are back under the canvas

Since the amber warning it has been dry-I would like an amber warning every day please

Closeboard panels or Lap panels

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 15:04

Look around- if you see a broken fence panel it is usually a lap one -they are the cheaper if not the cheapest end of the market-as with most things you get what you pay for-buy the best in your price bracket

The most important thing are the fence posts- check they they are not rotting if they are the wooden type-you don't want your hard work collapsing in the first high wind

Salvia's

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 14:40

Pesticides are fine if used correctly-there are wildlife friendly slug pellets available if you don't like the blue ones-depends on how you feel

They may not have found the other plants yet or the saliva's may have softer growth -go out after dark tonight with a torch and you will probably see a slug or snail having supper-then pick of and dispose in whatever way you choose

With any thing munched the mollusk is always the prime suspect and usually the guilty party- especially in a wet Summer

Planting Potato for Christmas Day

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 14:34

This might help

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/planting/how-to-grow-potatoes-for-christmas/131.html

As regards a green house-I would only regard a plastic one as a temporary measure-if you can afford go for a wood or aluminium one it will last 10 times as long and you can find one to suit even the smallest garden.

A plastic one is not that stable-it might end up in your neighbour's garden in a high wind and the covers rip quite easily

Salvia's

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 14:26

No- ants will not eat plants-it is most probably slugs or snails-have you taken any precautions?

ID Please

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 14:16
Rainjustlearning wrote (see)
sotongeoff wrote (see)

My thought too-but it is a nosy one

 

What do you mean by a nosy one Geoff or am I being a bit dim,  now that I know what it is and thanks for that,  can I grow it from  seed presumably when the flower head dies it will produce seeds 

It is peeking through the fence Rain-like some nosy neighbour

They are easily propagated by cuttings

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 14:13
JOHN PHIPPS wrote (see)

I totally agree that its a shame that not only gw is cancelled but short coverage of the Flower show .    with all the channels available you would think that the BBC could find some other place to stick all their sport  ( I can think of a few places!!!)


Not so -in defence of the BBC they don't show that much sport no matter how it appears -it represents 8% of their output and when it is shown get huge viewing figures.

I repeat again what I have said before there is room for all tastes- some have more one and not all gardeners don't like sport -the issue is that  GW should be on throughout out the gardening season but not necessarily in the same spot i.e.8pm or 8.30pm Friday evening on BBC2

ID Please

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 13:51

My thought too-but it is a nosy one

 

Penstemons

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 13:49

Then I would grow them on through the winter in pots -first outside and then in a greenhouse when the bad weather comes-they should then be good sized plants to be planting out next March/April-they can take a certain level of frost

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