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Post by Balinbear on 31st March 2015, 22:25

Not much on Rosetalk lately just wondering if everyone has been as busy as us in the garden.

Lee has a garden club "come and share day" at our place in May so we have been busy, planting plants and cleaning up the place. Easter will be spent giving the roses a bit of a trim and a feed so they can be flowering on the day.

We did plenty of cuttings of salvia and other plants and these have mostly been planted out. Hundreds of them actually. Also salvias grown from seed though the heat over the past couple of months has killed a lot that we planted.

We will do plenty of photos which I will put up for all to see.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st April 2015, 06:25

Yes Gary it is very quiet, I think people have just drifted away. I used to be concerned about this when I took over from Simon, but now if people post people post, It is a shame but I guess people move on.
As for your garden make over and tidying up, weren't you have a 'open' garden scheme day or is that next Spring/Summer. Do you grow Gladdys by chance ? or do they grow in your area ? I ask as we have a friend in NZ that does and has some fantastic plants that have come from seed he collects.
As you mention, it is quiet on here, I was thinking the same last weekend and was going to start a thread of what one of my plans for my roses.
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Post by LouiseJB on 1st April 2015, 12:54

It has been quiet on here but I keep looking at the rose garden and I really have to do something about the weeds and bring the plants back to earth a little bit. After the summer rains everything just took off....maybe this weekend😉

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Post by neptune on 1st April 2015, 14:47

Yes...it seems like a quiet time of the year......I have gone thru and done a split pruning of my roses (ie: split the bush into thirds and prune one third each week). This allows to compensate for the weather here to try and get a good bloom for the mother's day rose show(Autumn Championship).....then there is feeding the soil....turning it over........setting the lawn up for the cool winter.......and there is my hobby , so more practice on the table.......
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Post by muscovyduckling on 1st April 2015, 18:56

I have been super antisocial for a few months, even online. Now I'm getting back to it, but I don't have any good pics to share because my garden is looking totally feral.

This week I weeded all the running grass out of the rose beds I made last year, and planted a bunch of winter veg seedlings in the ground I rediscovered. It was supposed to rain today but it hasn't so far. Hopefully they'll get a good watering in tomorrow.

I'm beginning to make plans for the work I'll do over winter, and starting to think about what to order at bare-root time.

I'm going to have to move a lot of the roses I planted last year, for a few different reasons. Some are not what they were supposed to be. Some are a different colour than I expected. And some are just too far from the house and not in proper garden beds, so they're struggling for water and getting eaten by weeds.

I have to move Reve d'Or, and I'm NOT looking forward to that! The thing is a monster.
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Post by Balinbear on 2nd April 2015, 12:03

We "inherited" a Rev d Or that was quite large from a friend. We cut it right back and dug a bit of a hole around it (about 600- 750mm diameter) that cut the main roots and brought it home and it's growing quite happily.

Give your plant a weak seasol drink after you replant it and try to get some own root plants growing from the offcuts.
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Post by muscovyduckling on 3rd April 2015, 08:40

Yes, I will have to have a go at rooting some cutting this winter. My success rate is about zero so far, but I will try.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 3rd April 2015, 09:18

Zoe, try as many different ways with the cuttings that you can find and use the one that works for next time, here is one that works, make sure the paper is "just" damp as Kim mentions,

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Post by dannyboy on 3rd April 2015, 09:58

Hi guys havent been much on the forum of late just been busy,work and family.Always try to get on atleast one time a week to catchup.I have learned alot from this forum and very greatfull.

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Post by Alya on 4th April 2015, 02:59

Hi dannyboy

I am still learning and lots of LOL. Lovely bunch of people!!

Best wishes with work and everything

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 4th April 2015, 06:59

Danny, good to see you are still around, I hope my Ford is still on the production line and you are looking after it for me.
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Post by AutumnDamask on 4th April 2015, 07:41

Just been busy with farm etc.
Need to do some work on the roses.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 4th April 2015, 07:51

How are the other ones going, noname is huge here
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Post by Barbara B on 4th April 2015, 08:34

We're house painting and renovating a few thingts as we go. We've been working on it since the new year. Huge job but very rewarding. Nothing doing much in the roses. I think I'm buying a few more this winter - I'll give Thomas For Roses a go this year. My vegie gardens have been cleaned up ready for planting so things are on track. We've just been a bit busy.

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