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Karen Potter's forum posts

Total number of forum posts: 7


Re: Re: Roses sending up tall canes

from Karen Potter

Hi Jan - it's a yes to all of your questions. I have cut they down by about a third when I first posted this forum. When you say that I need to remove them at the base by knocking it out - how do I do this ??

Do you know of any way to avoid suckers in the future?

  • Posted: Thu. 12th August 2010 07:30

Re: Re: Roses sending up tall canes

from Karen Potter

Thanks Katy - Most helpful.

Kind regards,

Karen

  • Posted: Tue. 6th July 2010 14:39

Roses sending up tall canes

from Karen Potter

Several of my roses, mainly the English shrub roses, have sent up one or two tall canes per plant, often with flower buds at the very top. Do I need to cut these back to the base or wait until I do my annual prune? Does anyone know why this is happening. Apart from this, all looking pretty healthy and all flowering well.

  • Posted: Fri. 2nd July 2010 12:31
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Re: Acer Problem

from Karen Potter

Hi Karren

My Acer palmatum is growing in a large container with lots of drainage, and I thought it had died a few years ago. Condition was similar to your photo. When I went to the nursery to buy another I explained the problem and was told it was due to overwatering. Gave mine one more chance, by cutting off all the dead bits (practially just left a stump), and I am pleased to say it is now a beautiful tree (as is the new one I bought). I only occasionaly water thought !!

Regards,

Karen Potter

  • Posted: Wed. 16th June 2010 12:58

Re: Green Fly in green house

from Karen Potter

Dear Jean

Like you, we grew marigolds in the greenhouse last year - no problem with greenfly. Have done the same again this year & so far no sign of aphids!

  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 12:25

Re: Identify this climber

from Karen Potter

Thanks Kathy. Only concern is that you say it is half-hardy, my garden is fairly exposed on the east side at present, as we had to have 25 or more Elm trees taken out... . Just need to find the perfect spot of the the climber.

  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 08:06

Identify this climber

from Karen Potter

Saw this climbing through a yew hedge a few years ago at Sudley Castle, would love to have one, but don't know what it is?

  • Posted: Thu. 27th May 2010 12:37
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