London (change)


Latest posts by bebe3

4 returned


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:40

I put broken bits from old terracotta pots, stacked up around the roots. Never had any luck with clematis in the past, but once I started doing this, they've really thrived.

Black bugs on campion

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:29

My self-seeded campion are covered in tiny black bugs, clustered around the flowerbuds. They look a bit like thunderflies, but are probably a bit larger. What are they? Are they trouble? And, if so, how can I get rid of them organically?

Thank you!

Pruning clematis

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 08:58

Thanks to all of you for your help - what a wealth of knowledge! I have got some type 1 clematis growing alongside the type 3s, so I am getting some earlier flowers as well, but can't remember what variety of type 3s I've got. I think some judicious radical pruning of the type 3s is in order, leaving a few longer stems to cover the trellis.

Again, many thanks to all of you, and I hope I can return the favour some day!  

Pruning clematis

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:37

I have two type 3 clematis growing up a trellis in my garden, and doing fantastically well. I don't really want to prune them, because they are providing a 'green wall' between two parts of the garden. What will happen if I leave them unpruned?

4 returned

Discussions started by bebe3

Black bugs on campion

Replies: 1    Views: 511
Last Post: 31/05/2013 at 14:01

Pruning clematis

Query re. the need to prune type 3 clematis 
Replies: 7    Views: 1598
Last Post: 06/06/2012 at 08:58
2 threads returned