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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: My intro Reply with quote

Hey all,

Thanks for letting me join. I'm a complete novice, as it's my first time having a garden at all. I've got a small garden split into two levels, facing the wrong way, with clay soil so drainage is bad. I planted a hybrid red rose 5 years ago which does really well without much attention, against the south facing wall. However I'm determined to grow some David Austin roses (and am attempting a peony in a pot) if it kills me. Although I suspect it'll kill the roses first. I put in Gentle Hermione in the ground last summer, and a munstead in a pot. A couple of days ago I put a Lady Emma Hamilton into a container, and I got a present of 2 Wollerton Old Hall which I plan on using to cover up the horrible railings. I've had to put them into containers for the time being, as I recently realised that I desperately need to put in raised beds to solve some of my issues, but the timing is obviously awful. I'll add photos in a bit, but will appreciate any advice or will accept any knowledge graciously. Oh I'm not sure if it shows my area, but I'm from Cork. Thanks again everyone!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along and glad to see you got through the vetting procedure easy enough. It appears that you are quite specialised in what you grow down in the peoples republic, there may not be many here that will be able to answer what may be very specific questions that you may have. You will have noticed that there is a specific thread for roses, have a browse through that. Out of interest, why would the peony kill the rose?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Welcome along and glad to see you got through the vetting procedure easy enough. It appears that you are quite specialised in what you grow down in the peoples republic, there may not be many here that will be able to answer what may be very specific questions that you may have. You will have noticed that there is a specific thread for roses, have a browse through that. Out of interest, why would the peony kill the rose?


Apologies, I worded that wrong, I meant I'd probably kill the roses, not the peony.

I'm really happy to be learning the basics too, it's all relevant!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are growing roses in a bed where you have removed roses already it may not work as your soil will be suffering from rose sickness.
You may have to plant them in a new bed somewhere else in the garden raising the bed will not help.
Welcome along do join in as we like answering questions.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there, it's good to see a new member. Welcome to the happy gang!
Keep asking the questions - there is very good advice available here.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome to IG. I love David Austin roses too. Unfortunately they are not very happy in my garden. They can be very lax growers and flop about all over the place unless I encase them in scaffolding - not a good look. But I have made room for a couple, they are very beautiful.

Feel free to dive in any time and join the fun. Very Happy

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