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What is this evergreen????

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 09:03

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Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:58

So this is unfair, looking at the Taylor's clematis site I like, wait for it!!!! now I need to choose 2. Pls help with hardiness and how long it takes to get going. 

Edda, Abilene, endellion, fleuri, Picardy, Zara, Sally, versailles

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:54

Right I'm off to look up Taylor's if my phone will allow, it's not liking loading website tho!!

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:40

Love the look of Abilene but worry it states a couple of seasons to get going. Is there anything for impact this summer that's frost hardy. I do love the crossing petals more than the gappy petals but don't mind. i prefer larger flowers as I think on a small obelisk 4-5ft that will have largest impact. How fussy am I sounding!!

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:34

Like the look of the Arabella but worry as it states non clingy, won't I have problems getting it to furl around my metal obelisk. I do fancy the type I have to prune right back as I don't like dead twiggy look over winter. I have tried looking at the link given but my iPhone struggles to load the searches  

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 09:34

thanks. The clematis ranged from 6.99-23 pounds yesterday so I need to get it right. Am I too late to plant??

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:02

Hi all. I have 2 metal obelisk and I quite fancy putting climbers in the pot. The obelisk stands about 5ft tall. I quite fancy clematis as they are so showy but worried about the length of flowering time and pruning. If anyone can suggest 2 colours/ varieties. I'm looking for something that may be evergreen and long showy flowering season without having to have too much over winter care.

i saw some stunning clematis today and walked away in favour of asking everyone here, how I managed it I will never know. Thanks in advance

How to improve my water retention

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:47

Right operation pack bed and compost!!!! Thanks

How to improve my water retention

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:29

I have moved my perennials around to try And put the sun loving dry people across there but I wondered if there were any matters that would help lock in moisture a tad longer in between wateringS. At the moment I have some foxglove, skimmia, allium, delphinium, verbena, dahlia (when put back in). It's literally a 6 ft by 2.5ft border. 

How to improve my water retention

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 21:36

my garden is higher than the neighbours and I have a bed that is retained from neighbours drop into their garden with a gravel board. They are about 2.5ft lower than us. Last year I had to fill bottles of water and put out daily to drip water. But its not even summer and during the day my emerging flowers are flagging. 

Any ideas or tips to increase water retention. I have broken my clay up with soil improver and compost and mulched with compost but it's still dry. I figure it's draining down to the neighbours level. Help pls

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