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Pond baskets in my borders?

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 10:04

Monty  is using them for gladioli  in this month's magazine. I use pond baskets for some of my tender plants that go back in the green house for the winter

Roses - rooting

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 22:27

I  would cut the end off and stick them in. The root will come from a growth point not the base anyway so you still may be lucky. 

Roses - rooting

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 21:03

I cut my roses into pencil size lengths dip them in rooting powder then put them in a deep pot so only about inch or 2 is above the surface. Water then either leave in cool greenhouse or in a sheltered position. I also put them straight into the ground but have more success with a pot. Leave in pot for about a month/ 6 weeks  until you see some growth. Cuttings in the ground outside take longer probably 2 or 3 months. Even if they look dead leave them alone sometimes I have waited  6 months. I took my wedding bouquet apart last July and put about 20 rose stems in the border. Noticed this week that about half have new shoots!

Update on technical issues

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 22:57

Still cant see any history, posts etc. Daniel contacted me with a website that I had to log into to rectify problems but it still not working.


Update on technical issues

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 18:40

Cant see my forum history again today and I am not getting notifications. My history had reappeared yesterday so dont know what you have changed again. Getting really annoyed now!


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 23:17

I just plant the tuber in feb and wait till I have a few sprouts. Then I lift the tuber and snap off a piece of the tuber with a sprout coming from it and plant it back into well draining sandy compost. Find it works for me 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 23:09

Dropped down cold here tonight too. The day has been a misty miserable one. Spent a few hours ripping out bedding plants for the compost bin. 

I had a dekivery from JParkers yesterday. Buddleja Sungold and euonymus red cascade both in small pots. Does anybody know if they will be ok to plant out with the cold weather forecasted? Also had an astrantia collection but they are just roots in a plastic bag so think I will start them off in pots in GH.

Storing Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:22

Gremlins been attacking my posts again. Thanks for your replies. Garden got through the weather without any of the major plants being damaged only the tall dahlias got snapped so they are all in being prepared for storage now. I have had new glass cut for the greenhouse door only £20 in my local double glazing factory so not too bad . Anyway got to get on with it , let see what the snow can do this year!


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:00

Sorry Bilje for not thanking you on your response the website gremlins lost my posts and I could not find the thread until today. 

Half my dahlias are up and drying off in the kitchen. They came up quite cleanly this year so I havnt washed them , as they have dried off I have just rubbed off the loose dirt and returned the worms to the garden.. All the green leafed dahlias have been frosted this week so they have been  lifted. The dark leaved bishops are still ok so they will get dug up next week after this cold snap they are promising this week. 

The garden is still looking colourful though. The roses, gerainiums and marigolds are having a last blast. the weather is a big chilly here today so I have just started digging out the horses muckheap ready to mulch the garden . Amazing the amount of heat that comes out of the pile.

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:44

Cant search my old posts and not getting any reply notifications... come on techies get it sorted!

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