Latest posts by SwissSue

Identification help please!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 08:16

shoecake, don't give up on the roses. I took over a very old leggy rose when we moved into our present house and in Spring cut it right down to about 2 inches (thought either it survives or it doesn't, nothing to loose). To my surprise, up came several new stems and now, 15 years on, it flowers beautifully every year. I do prune it every Spring now though, but only to about 6 inches.

Impatiens - outdoors

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 05:57

I've had a "traditional" busy lizzie for the last 2 years now, no problem with any virus so far. I agree with Verdun, not keen on the New Guinea types, they look too artificial for me.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 05:48

Love the roos, Pat E, but I'm amazed at how brown all the grass is! Does it ever green up?


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 08:01

I'm here Edd, what's up?

Morning everyone, I lurk more often than I post I'm afraid, you guys chat too fast for me to keep up!

Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 09:11

Everything Topbird said and more!

Love the roos in the snow, Pat E. Wonder what they think of it?

rose colour

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 07:28

Chocolate Nosalgie, Nanny Beach? That's strange, this is what my Nostalgie looks like


Flower lifespan

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 07:59

That is a perfect explanation, Hippophae!


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:39

Wow, what a beautiful garden!

A flowering yukka??

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:10

The "branch" that has flowered will not flower again and should be cut off. It normally develops new side shoots that will flower next year.

dopey dog (literally) eating lavender

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:08

Our Inka hasn't eaten the lavender, but will munch clover flowers and recently chewed half of the dianthus flowers off a newly-bought pot that was in the back of the car with her! She also chews grass (OH thinks she must have had a cow in her ancestry)!

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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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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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