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Problem clematis

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:12

Thank you very much Busy Lizzie and must make more fuss of my plant!

Problem clematis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:14

My Wadas Primrose cclematis flowered beautifully but since then it has little new growth and the leaves are very pale at the top and sickly looking at the bottom.  Does not look like wilt and I wonder if it needs a particular vitamin as I have never seen leaves pale in this way on a clematis before. Any ideas anyone?

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 16:50

'Hi everyone, I have a new garden I am slowly filling up and wonder if anyone can think of medium size shrubs to plant facing North East or East in clay soil!!  HELP

Incidentally Nutcutlet I found a Ribes but did get 'Icicle' in the end as I could not find an 'Albescens'.  Looks just a pretty. Thank you.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:29

Thank you very much nutcutlet,  it is white with a touch of rose pink bit like the colour of apple blossom.   I will check Plantfinder again otherwise will indeed get a White Icicle.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 16:21

Hi,  Is there anyone who knows where I can purchase a RIBES SANGUINEUM 'ALBESCENS'. Cannot seem to find a nursery anywhere tht has one.  Has anyone tried to grow one?


Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 14:06

Thank you joslow. Good to know, thats commercial TV for you.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 13:17

It is true tons of people like sport and they should be able to watch it  but as Gary pointed out there is room to air GW if the BBC had put enough thought into it.   Wish there was someone in the corridors of power who could assure us that they would re-think this on another occasion.  It is not enough to use the Olympics as an excuse, it is not as if this has not happened before.

Having not seen it and reading the comments on Alan Titchmarshes new programme, Love Your Garden, I watched it this week and I have to say, its ok.  There is nothing wrong with showing what can be done in small gardens and what imagination can be used even if viewers only take a few ideas from it.  After all Alan is doing what he is does best and bringing gardening to folk who do not always have the confidence to go further.  And what is wrong with helping families who need it.

Mind you he must have had a hell of a budget!!

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 21:21

Agree sotongeoff but I am sure presenters will always be happy to do more as they prob have less to do in winter.  One of the great things about seeing different gardeners is they all have different angles so it is always interesting to listen to them.I think they probably just do not get the opportunity.  Perhaps the Beeb could think about putting the programme on a Sat or Sun morning, at least it could be recorded then.  I just do not think the schedulers think it matters.  Perhaps we gardeners are not a majority.  And yes, what did happen to UKTV Garden, it may not have always been very dynamic but at least it was there and it could have been improved on.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:13

What a disapointment to have GW back and then snatched away again so soon.  Unfair BBC, a measley half hr a week is hardly taxing on your schedule.  This series is so much better than last year and most of us are starting to get more from Monty's garden now that we know it better.  It is only a short programme after all and I really feel as if some of the items from other gardener's is squeezed in and rushed through.  Come on Auntie B, not only should you not take it away from us gardeners but you should give us a longer prog.

I do think that the Chelsea Show coverage is a bit dragged out and this year thought there was alot of repetition, I would forego so many hrs of CFS in exchange for a longer GW.

If viewers are unhappy do complain the more moans the more attention they might give us folk.

Gardeners World

Posted: 20/12/2011 at 19:03

I would like to agree with gardengirl6 there are not enough gardening programmes on TV.  The programme schedulars seem to think gardeners have no interest in gardening in the winter.  What about programmes about planning a garden in the winter which is when most gardeners do think about the next seasons' planting.

GW is fine as far as it gooes but does not really get down to the nitty gritty, we need a programme for beginners and a programme for established gardeners with new planitng suggestions.  The programmes would not have to be long just have more interesting content.  And please next time can we have less shots of Monty trapsing up and down his hedged beds with the dog.  He must have more garden than that.

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Problem clematis

I have a Clematis 'Wadas Primros" that does not seem well 
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