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Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:30

YES! Only problem now is that I don't really know where to plant it. Luxury problem!

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:08

Got an email from the on Monday and they are sending me a new one plus an e-voucher for ten quid. Now I need to figure out what to squander that on. Pity you cant use it for postage and package.

savingfrost damaged old roses

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 20:06

What seems to have happened to my sisters roses is that the snow have borken the main stems rather than they being frost damaged so there might be more hope for them than I thought.

savingfrost damaged old roses

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:12
Thanks. I'll tell her that. No likelihood of growth from the roots?My mother has grown new dawn for decades that has survived snow and well below -20.

savingfrost damaged old roses

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:53
Last night my sister in Sweden told me her old roses seen to have died after two bitterly cold winters. Would heavy pruning to ground level or live wood, if there is any be an option. I think they are quite old plants so perhaps not grafted.

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 23:31

Last years cold winter didn't make all mine split. I used them as seeds this autumn and they have poped up in with quite long intervals (they are scattered all over the place in the vain hope they will scare the slugs too). Hopefully they will split this year.

self-seeded honeysuckle

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 19:45

Ohhh are they soon to flower? It has never done that. It is getting quite big this spring. I think it has grown meters (if you add all the branches together.

self-seeded honeysuckle

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 23:00
I have a self-seeded honeysuckle that I dug out from my mother's garden some 5 years ago. It didn't go into a border until 2010 and has never flowered. This year it has really taken off. Is it likely to flower this year or is this never going to happen. The original plant is gone and no one knows when it was removed. The flowers where pale pink and white and at least 50 years old. I would love to see it flower and perhaps reestablish it again.

Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:45
I'll try with the ones I have more than one of and see what happens.

Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:29
I'll definitely give it a try now.

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Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

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