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Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:38

Rose growers lift and post bare-rooted roses when they are dormant , usually around November. So that's probably the best time for we amateurs to move them, and you can lift a nice big rootball too. Take extra care of them for the first year with watering, mulch, feed , spray etc and you should be OK


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:22

Back from the "Big Smoke" after lunch with old workmates. Carried brolly all day ...not a drop.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:13

Bowl of Beauty peionie now open. Was there ever a more beautiful bloom?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:31

I think the difference might be that deer are culled in the Forest but out there in the wider world the numbers just keep growing. Something will have to be done... and they taste so good too!

Evening walk

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:15

I retired as i moved to the New Forest and my new garden, which was 0.8 acres of blank canvas... lots of fun and pleasure over the years and I now am the owner of thousands of plastic pots, my legacy to the world.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:12

Lovely garden Chicky... strange that you have more problems with deer than I do  and William the Conqueror lived here to hunt them because there were so many.

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:01

Hi Nut., yes today I listened to TMS, with a glass in hand, and my newspaper,read from cover to cover. Now I can swan around and primp a bit here and there. Seriously all the effort is only worth it if I keep on top of things.

The roses, which look really good this year (last year's rain?) are now coming into their own and the garden was full of scent this evening in the humid atmosphere. That's what it's all about.

Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:46

Pix now on

White Powder On Hardy Geraniums Stems.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:42

It's a good idea to cut back Hardy G's as the flower power drops off and you get a new set of healthy foliage. Some are more prone to mildew than others and for me it is the white Alba which is worst. Some say it is dryness which causes it.

Grass snake

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:38

One identifier is the white "dogcollar" clearly evident here.

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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Talkback: How to harvest sweetcorn

They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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