So a few things have changed in the front garden lately-my husband has decided he wants a car parking pad so sadly he has removed the flower bed to make way for a pad of concrete! Luckily the rest of the front garden is looking very pretty with fantasticly tall roses growing up the front of the house. We found a corner at the front of the house to replant the yellow rose bushes and some of the other flowers and plants but they are all doing really badly there-the roses look almost dead and the other plants are looking a bit droopy!
We have given them loads of water and I have fed them some liquid all purpose plant food we have put compost and then some potting mix on top but that doesn’t seem to have had any effect. Just after the roses were replanted I pruned them back a bit but the buds just below where I pruned haven’t grown and they are all looking a bit brown, any suggestions?
Also, if anyone can name any of the plants in the patch I’d love to know, there are some lovely blue, pink and purple tall flowers and some great leafy shrubs that have these really nice furry leaf type flowers, again, these don’t seem to like their new position either.
It’s a shame because it’s the perfect place for a little corner flower patch. Before we put these flowers in there was a large spreading low floor covering type leafy bush looked like a hebe but nov bushy.
All the other roses on the side of the house are doing really well, although I have to spray them everyother day with soapy water to get rid of bugs, I think I might need to up the soap content!
- 2 Dec, 2009
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