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Bougainvilla

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:09

Are you planning to grow this outside, or in a greenhouse or conservatory?

I have worked in the Middle East and the Caribbean and I never came across anyone growing Bougainvilla from scratch; they always bought in small plants, which then romped away in the ambient heat.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:01

Bumpity bump.

...and flossie-flo sends you a kiss.

Combining climbers for year-round foliage - Wisteria and clematis?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:56

I had , I think Wisley Cream Clematis which grew into a large wodge (for want of a better word) of green which lasted all through the winter and flowered in February. This was in a protected corner of my rather exposed Fenland garden. I would not have wanted to be digging into that in the cold March winds to make refined pruning decisions.

I think you may need to look at the density of the two plants and the strength of the support.

Can't upload image using iPhone?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:49

Maybe it is not possible?

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:48

Lis, I don't know about growing from seed, but if you break a bit off an existing plant and place it in some cutting compost it should romp away

best plant food /fertiliser for my garden.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:47

I have been advised here to use tomato feed on patio clematis.

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:46

FG, am keen to see pics.

Liseals, I am thinking a zinc base, or galvanised whatever. Then possibly sphagnum moss/compost? Will have to do some research.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:42

Always use your calculator when buying these products; what looks like a great deal can often be misleading.

Perki, that compost works out at £5.97 for 105 litres. (5.68p per litre) That is not a bad price, but other places are doing offers on 3x70litres for £10, (4.76p per l) which is cheaper.

As to quality, I have seen everyone's comments about growing medium quality over the last 2 years and it really seems to be a game of chance.

Always try to make your own compost and eke it out by adding some sharp sand and these commercial 'growing mediums' (they are not really compost)

Vertical gardening ideas

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:23

I have long wanted to do a sedum/green roof. I may be changing my central heating from oil to cylinders of gas later in the year. Which could give me the chance to do a little planted roof as the cylinders have to be surrounded by some sort of metal housing to avoid setting fire to the fence. This could support the roof.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:19

Slugs don't eat my Hostas (smirk, smirk) 'cos they are surrounded by pea shingle, which I don't think the slugs like that much.

Tracey... I agree with you soooo much; young chap designing my website has about 20 photos from my portfolio and didn't respond to either a text or email for a week

I was incandescent...had he emigrated to Tierra del Fuego? with all the evidence of the last 30 years of my work? I finally caught up with him...'Oh I didn't get your text (Oh right, and the dog ate your homework!) ...and I was away for the weekend...'

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Rubbish really 
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