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Clematis Montana

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 09:07

I hve the early flowering typical pink Montana, inherited when I bought the hse.  Is more like a wisteria with its thick woody base so probably a great age.  Flowers perfusely but is a maniac.  I cut it back after flowering & it grew within wks to some triffid-like beast.  Hve continued to fight with the monster on a bi-monthly basis, it always winning!     As it is at the frt of hse, on a wall, threatening to snatch any unfortunate pedestrian, I need to control this lunatic somehow.  Can't keep up with sheering the tendrils constantly.

wld like to prune it back hard, say to 3', is it likely to survive if I do that now?

Hve read u shld do it straight after flowering, but that is a long way off.

When should last years dahlias make an appearance?

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 08:13

1 out 6 had just emerged this week - damn slugs were in there immediately & dessimated it ????

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:19

If you hve a B&M they are well worth a trip.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 11:24

OK, thanks

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:14

Hi Perki

I wld be grateful for some borage pls.  I am new to this & not quite sure how it works.

I don't know what a PM is which seems to be a way of communicating one's whereabouts. ????

I hve a plethora of unopened out of date seeds if anyone wants to give them a go + a variety collected in envelopes.  Can't bear to throw anything away.  Have hundreds of plastic pots, various sizes if anyone can make use of them.  I am in Wellingborough but willing to travel a little.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:18
I believe B & Q may hve some compost offer on at the mo, something like 10% off?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 22:28

Thanks for that.  Must admit I was thinking of going to a timber yard where you can get sacks of the stuff free.


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 22:05

More sewing seeds, potting on, pruning, weeding, hrs of it, noticed bluebells are fully out & I may have a lawn later in the year.  Just noticed lawn seed I sewed about 3 wks ago has germinated, really pls'd about this.  Keeping the fleece on it to keep the birds & dogs off.  Still cleaning out the green hse/shed.  Hve hundreds of plastic pots I don't want, can't seem to give them away.

wanted to know whether wood shavings, or even sawdust, cld be mixed in compost, rather like chipped prunings.  I suspect I shall be reminded that a lot of wood is treated  & therefore not useable?

Jolly cold in Wellingborough.

Carpet as weed suppressant

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 13:12

Thank you

Carpet as weed suppressant

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 11:34

Which way up, woolly side up or woolly side down.   Wld be grateful for advice.   Thanks.

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