Alina W

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Posted: 20/10/2012 at 18:03

Since they're only young cuttings you could keep them in pots over winter. Do lag the pots, though - even though they're hardy, they prefer not to have frozen roots.

Jelly like substance

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:20

It's unlikely to be mould or fungi - slime mould would need a compacted and very wet soil.

Most likely water-retaining gel - see if it vanishes after a few dry days. In any case, very unlikely to be anything to worry about.


Posted: 20/10/2012 at 16:53

Have a look at my answer to this question here, too, for more treatment details.


Posted: 20/10/2012 at 16:50

Definitely plant them now - there's no point to keeping them in pots. Clematis should be planted about 6" (15cm) deeper than it is in the pot.

is it a fungus?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 16:18

Could it be canker? Check here.


Posted: 20/10/2012 at 14:22

It's easiest to put soil in the pot with them - not only do they get more protection, but it'll stop them drying out.

Jelly like substance

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 12:55

Did it appear after rain? Is it white? If so, it may be water-retaining granules from the soil of a plant that you have planted there.

Restricting growth........

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 22:30

No, it's not normal or ideal - for a start, pruning will encourage more growth. However, the tree you mention doesn't grow that fast, and it is possible to prune it gently every year to keep it in bounds. It's best to start doing this before the tree becomes too big, however, as pruning then will leave ugly stumps.

When to plant spring bulbs

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 21:45

No. It's not unusual for bulbs such as daffodils and crocus to put up shoots now; they will stop growing when it gets colder, and start again in spring. It's nothing you've done wrong.


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 21:41

If you dig them up you will have to shake the soil off the bulbs, separate them and then probably re-plant them into as many pots as it takes. The pots will need to be kept frost-free over winter and then started into growth in spring under glass.

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