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virginia creeper

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 11:10

 Never tried but probably not. It wants to be 50/60ft height and width don/t know if you could keep it to a 9ft wall. Go away on holiday for a couple of weeks and it will be rampaging over the next doors garden lol. The roots don't go that deep...a couple of foot maybe so pot wouldn't be a problem its just the size you want to keep it to. Do you want suggestions for anything else perhaps thats not so vigorous? 

My healthy looking potentilla fruiticosa

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 09:57

Hi Ellie. Sorry didn't notice your post yesterday.

Any chance of pics? Potentillas aren't that fussy about soil or position unless its in a pretty shaded area. Do you prune and if so when?


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 09:53

Morning everyone. So nice today. Temp in the low 20's and just heard the rumble of distant thunder getting closer. If it rains think I might go out and dance around in it lol 

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 09:50

LOL kef its not gonna suddenly go.

Waterbutts I think they sell at 3 yrs so you get the full seven. Someone said its all to do with the mother plant they are propagated from. All go at the same time. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 08:58

   When you said everything in pots potty you really meant it didn't you!!!!

Amazing but how on earth do you find time to look after it all? Must be endless watering, topping, weeding, repotting...what about vine weevil? Any problem with those? How do you reach everything and what do you do when you just have to have another plant? There must be a limit as to how much you can fit in surely?! 

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 22:26

It will die  Mine did. You get about 7 years from it then its all over. A few survive but are severely weakened and will take years to recover.

Don't know what this is

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 22:12

Its Leycesteria aka Himalayan honeysuckle. Will produce lots of babies too now you've got it.

Unknown Shrub and pest infestation

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 22:08

Yep, I'm wrong. It is Viburnum...Eve Price from your description of flowers and berries. Still say hack it. They rejuvenate really well. Then feed it up,  be nice to it and zap whats left of the scale.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:35

Stifling today. Not just hot...29c but so humid. Had to garden today but nearly killed me 

Help Identifying Unknown Plant Shoots

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 16:33

They all look like weeds to me  Certainly not VFT's and don't look like any other carnivorous plant I know.

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