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Birthday present of Roses.

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 13:04

Thanks for the advice everybody. It's appreciated. I'll pop out to the garden centre tomorrow for the fungi.


Martin.

Birthday present of Roses.

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 13:28

Hi everybody.


Following my 60th birthday earlier this week, my neighbour gave me a present of 2 roses. They are both bred by Harkness, and in plastic green pots, about 9 inches deep. One is a climber called High Hopes, and the other a floribunda called Pearl Abundance. Is it ok the plant them out now or is it too cold? I could put them in larger pots and keep them inside, or even in an unheated greenhouse. I'm just not sure what to do for the best for them. I'm in Bedford.


All suggestions appreciated.


Many thanks. Martin.

Strawberry plants uprooted.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 22:58

Small grandchildren, but they're not due here until the school hols'.  I think the answer here is to cover them (the plants - not the grandkids) in nets straight away. I did saw some small holes in the fencing to enable access for Hedgehogs so that could be it. You live and learn.

Strawberry plants uprooted.

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:45

Hi everybody. I wonder if someone could offer me some advice?  A little while ago I planted out some strawberry plants. They seemed to be growing happily and healthy. This evening I went out to do some watering and found that about half of the plants had been very neatly dug up and laid to the side of the remaining hole. I don't have pets, but I do see the occasional fox. Could this be the answer? Thanks in advance for all your help.

New to having a greenhouse

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:45

Hi and thanks for the reply. The greenhouse is (in old money - sorry) 6ft 6in tall at the centre, 8ft long and 6ft wide. It's a traditional greenhouse shape so it's not so high at the sides. I'll have a look at vines - although I do remember Monty Dons' being eaten (by wasps)? when he left the window open.


Thanks. Martin.

New to having a greenhouse

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 17:13

Hi everybody.


I have just got my first greenhouse ( my elderly neighbour didn't want it anymore) and my tomatoes are loving it. However what I'd really love to grow is soft fruit, particularly Nectarines in a large pot. Any advice would be appreciated. Do I have to buy a self-fertile one? Will it survive overwinter in the greenhouse? Are there particular types that are more suitable?


As I say, any advice would be appreciated.


Many thanks all.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:31

Unfortunately half my garden is in shade from about midday onwards thanks to my neighbour's massive sycamore tree. So perhaps I'll leave things as they are and find a sunny spot for the rose. Thanks for all the advice guys.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 13:18

Thanks ever so much Mo and Dove. Stinking Iris eh? What a charmer. It doesn't seem to do much apart from sit there, and as I've been given a rose (scarlet queen Elizabeth) as a present I may replace it with that. At least that should smell better.

Unknown plant help

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 12:46


 Hi everybody. Could anybody help in identifying this grass-like plant from the photo. Sorry it's sideways (not sure what to do about that). The tea mug is there just for a size comparison. Many thanks in advance.

Advice please

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:55

Thanks everybody. I'll certainly try the strawberries in the growbags. 

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