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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Clematic trouble

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:43

It's in the ground and the base is fairly shady as I always place a few stones around the base of them all.  I think it might be some sort of bug.  I will leave it and see if it recovers.  Might cut it back low and see if it revives next spring!

Complete novice getting started

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:39

Just give it a go.  Gardening is very much learn as you go.  What works for some doesn't necessarily work for others as we all live in different parts of the country etc.

Clematic trouble

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:36

Something seems to be eating my clematis.  The leaves have been attacked, but not what it would be.  All my other clematis seem unaffected.

Passion Fruit Vine

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 23:48

Hi just noticed your post about the passion fruit vine. Do you mean passion flower? if you do then perhaps it's not the end of the world for your vine.  My mother in law gave me a plant a few years ago.  I planted it and for almost two years after there was very little growth and I never thought it would come to much.  Then the third year I went away on holiday and on our return it was huge and in full flower.  Very much depends on the weather I think as it was a good summer that year.  It hasn't liked it much this year, plenty of growth, but fewer flowers.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:19

I have a pretty flowerless garden right now, apart from the Pom pom Dahlias I grew from seed, which turned out well in the end.  (THe first lot got eaten by slugs) Have grown a few perennials from seed ready for early flowering next year.  Hopefully much more colour next year.

Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:16

I think your garden looks lovely, especially as it's only one year old.  We have lived in ours about 13 years and have always kept it neat and tidy and child play friendly.  Kids getting bigger now and we can experiment a bit more and chang things about a bit and introduce lots of new ideas.  So have started now ready for next year and have a few ideas in the memory banks helped by this forum thanks!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:04

I planted my sweet peas early spring this year, but after seeing Monty's trial and other info from this forum having decided to sow some now and then some in the spring.  Mine did ok (apart from the one's my 12 year old daughter pulled up when helping with the weeding!) but I didn't spend much time on them and didn't cut any for the vase.  After reading lots of tips etc I hope to get a better lot for cut flowers next year.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 17:58

Lovely day here just outside Cambridge.  Warm too.  Spent three hours at the allotment having a tidy round and generally getting as much done as I could.  Spent the afternoon in the garden.  Great tidy up, some bulbs in and new plants all in ready for next year.  Grass scarified and cut.  Just need to set some seed on the patches and hope for a good lawn next year.  Hope weather holds up for tomorrow as I still have a few jobs which need doing in the front garden and the other half of allotment is still a bit of a mess.  Always so much to do!!!!!

wildlife in the city

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 17:53

Never seen a slow worm, but when tidying the garden today was pleased to find a hedgehog sleeping at the back of my borders.  Was cutting back a large plant, but left it as I noticed he had made a bit of a nest.  He must be the one saving my garden from slugs!  Not had too many so he's eating well.  Kids enjoyed seeing him.  I need to enourage a few more birds to my garden, but next doors cats are always around so even with a feeder in the garden not too many venture in. 

July in the garden!!

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 20:54
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

Attotment Max, I also struggled to download pictures because they took up too much memory. Eventually, I made them smaller and then they were accepted by the GW downloader.

Thanks gardening grandma will try and give that a go.

Lilylouise - your garden looks fantastic.  A true inspiration for an fairly amateur gardener like me. I need to get a bit more knowledge under my belt so I know what goes best where etc.  Mine always looks a bit higgledy piggledyI if that makes sense.  Mind you, finding time is a bit of a struggle with 3 kids, work and all the other family stuff that goes on.  Oh well, live and learn and hopefully one day, it'llget there.

Discussions started by AllotmentMax

48 perennial plant offer

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Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

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what utter confusion!

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Pruning apple tree

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Clematic trouble

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Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Passion flower 
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