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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:15

These are my stars right now!

Buddleia Buzz

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Who knows their roses?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:08

I wonder if it could be an old-fashioned damask rose?

disappointing spuds

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 06:21

I have also found that if the skin is scraped off first they tend to stay firm.

Ha ha Edd, sounds like your MiL is one of those people that used to give English cooking a bad name (emphasis on "used to").

disappointing spuds

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:56

It happened to me too when I boiled them too hard. Have cooked some tonight bringing them to the boil then turning down the heat to just a simmer, they are perfect.

Sick Rose

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:26

Judging by the gnarled bud union and the amount of lichen, these must very, very old roses. If they were mine, I would replace them with new ones. But some will probably have more knowledge and know how to remove the lichen to give them another chance.

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:00

Windows  Mac !

Enjoy Cornwall and the gardens!

buddleja buzz

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 07:14

Mine are about 4' tall and very bushy. I don't think they will get any bigger and are about the size it said on the label. The normal ones I used to have grew to about 8' or more. Obviously when grown in a pot this will restrict their roots and keep them smaller.

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 05:22

I agree with Pauline 7, keep at it Mike!

what to do about offers that dont offer

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:19

Don't forget the donuts!

Clematis macropetala...is it dying?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:00

One of mine did that and I chopped it off at ground level and forgot about it, thinking it was dead, now 2 yrs later it has sprung up again and is full of flowers. Also, to keep the roots cool, plant a bushy perennial in front of it to give some shade.

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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