Berkley


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A silly question about sweet peas

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:08

Thank you all for your advice. It was very helpful......I feel a lot happier now.

A silly question about sweet peas

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:34

I am growing them for the first time - in a barrel up a wigwam made up of eight pea sticks. In accordance with instructions I read somewhere, I planted three sweet peas at the base of each stick......but should I now just retain one for each support? Three growing up now look a bit "jumbled" and I'm worried they won't grow properly .....

Why does my clematis do this?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:25

Thank you so much for your helpful comments, Dove from Above. I shall certainly take your advice about specific clematis feeding. I am also wondering whether I am perhaps pruning too harshly...but I have a clematis Rebecca on the same wall (also a Group 2) and it flowers well at all heights....

Why does my clematis do this?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:45


 

I love my clematis Crystal Fountain, bought three years ago - but it is still producing a mass of lovely blooms near the ground, with just one or two five foot ascending stems, usually with one flower on top later in the season. I thought it was just an oddity the first year... but am now quite disappointed that it isn't doing what I hoped. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

 

 

 

Tomato feed

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:04

Wow! I wish I'd known that last Sunday! Had a lovely walk on the beach at Hengistbury Head ........ Nothing but rain and hail ever since, but will take your advice next time I can get there.

Pyracantha

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:52

I agree with all the anti-pyracantha comments. I love mine - BUT it can be admired from a distance and nobody (or animal) goes anywhere near it. I just happen to love them and go in once a year in my suit of armour and, when necessary, spray from a distance. 

Pyracantha

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:48

My pyracantha is on a North-facing wall which gets little sun. I feed it well and water frequently - and have a vibrant green shrub which flowers and berries well. But it didn't do so well before I looked after it - so maybe that's what North-facing shrubs need?

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 21:09

That's made my day! But I'll still keep looking every few hours.....

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 21:00

Does anyone love them and worry about them as much as I do? All my miscanthus and pennisetum are showing new shoots - but there's no sign of life on my five Panicum North Wind. Am I panicum for nothing? Is there still hope - or shall I buy some more?

To pinch out or not pinch out?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:06

I am going to copy you, Lesley! Thanks.

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What has happened to my polyanthus?

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Bug on kalanchoe

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