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Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 10:35

oh, that's "heartening" - thank you Busy-Lizzie 

Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:12

" thankyou" dovefromabove, will sleep a bit better tonight !   ( whew, relief!) 

Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:09

oh "thankyou", Verdun!  Couldn't sleep last night worrying about them!  (Feeling rather stupid I didn't read the small print carefully). Feeling a bit better now, "thanx". I won't make the same mistake again! 

Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 05:03

is there anything I can do ?  I have never before fed roses with a Rose feed, but a friend (a knowledgeable rose gardener i believe) said I could use a product called Horticare Rose & Shrub feed. (Any comments on this product?) which could be found in our local £ shop. Stupidly, i havent been careful enough in the quantity I have used:  ive been too generous & double dosed them, giving them 2 handfuls instead of 1 !!!!!!(Sprinkled it around the bush, dug it in & watered it in).  

Is there anything at all i can do to somewhat neutralise this "overdose" on the rose bushes?  ie:  will daily heavily watering help?  or make things worse?  What effect will this overdose have on these rose bushes ?  They are sturdy old roses, hitherto in unfed soil for the past 8 years to my knowledge.  Oh dear, I am agonising that they may die ? Is there any advice out there, which can help me?  Thankyou. 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:42

" thanking"  you all, it all helps ! 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:35

mmmn, realised that was the case,  as I have had a meeting a couple of months ago, with a tree felling company who came to look at the tree, & explained this aspect to me. They told me at that time, that they would be instructed ( by the Railways I assumed) to prune the tree only, & not remove it, describing what you said about the balance.  But thankyou for your comment. Today's team of tree fellas, told my daughter they will be taking the whole tree down, & be back to finish the job, & then left.  (The 2 stories differ!) What is done is done now.   If they dont come back to cut & remove the rest, I am interested in what happens to the tree, if it survives the heavy cutting, & if the prolific Ivy growing through it, could kill it/should we cut the Ivy off as best we can? etc.  At present our lovely oak is left looking pretty bleak, has changed the aesthetics , & has removed our summer shade. So we are mourning the loss of this "beauty" today. But we are planning to plant another cherry tree or the like, to redress the barren skyline a bit, to sow grass where it wouldn't grow under the oak, & re-think the planting at the bottom of the garden now.  Thanks for yr comment. 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:09

Sits an Acer, Jennifer

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:43

it's a 7 year old rhododendron, Jenmifer. 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:26

The summer terrace from which we overlook the said oak tree 


Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:19


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