I'm new to the gardening world. It all looks so easy at the start but
i'm having a little trouble and not sure what to do with a few certian
I got two rose bushes from Dobbies they look lovely but not sure where
in the garden to put them as my Dad has filled it up pretty well (He
passed away this year, so i've taken over to make sure the garden is
looking lovely) Can rose bush be kept potted or do these have to be
planted? Also which soil is best?
Another, i have two hanging baskets but due to the recent frost, snow &
hail etc they are starting to rot away? Will these bloom again? Is there
a way to make sure they do?
I have also sowed some seeds about 7 weeks ago and nothing? Am i too
impatient? I've put them in peat soil in individual pots and left them
in a shaded / sun spot? Do i need to put a protective cover over
them......have i basically just answered my question?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
***Roses COULD stay potted in a very large pot, with very good
drainage, and regular feeding.
But theywould be happier in good soil. What kind of soil do you have
-- acidic or basic?
Have you gone on-line to study planting roses? Or gone to the library
to study up on the field?
***What kind of flowers are they? Some can come back from frost; some
Where are these baskets -- indoors or outdoors? How much sun do they
If they're not dead, depending on the plant (upright or hanging) they
might be happier in the ground or in a large pot with good soil.
What seeds are they? Flowers? Food plants?
Seven weeks is a longish time to await germination.
What is the temperature where you live right now.
What is it going to be later in the season?
Do you have frost?
If so, from when to when?
Have you watered the seeds?
How often and how much?
You can tell from the above, which just scratches the surface, that a
new gardener needs to do some basic research. Fortunately, it's never
been easier, with vast resources at our command with the click of a
Also, when you ask advice on a garden group, it's customary to say
where you live and what the climate is like so people can address your
If you want to come back with more info, people will try to help you.
But you really have to help yourself by studying up. My mantra is
"Treat plants like you would animals, including humans. What do we
need first? Air. Next, water. Next, food. (Plants, of course, need
sunshine. We human animals can pop pills <g> for our Vitamin D.
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