Register with us or sign in
Yeah, it's meaningless. They could have made a batch of compost, perfectly formulated to one of the JI standards (which one though?!) but then only added a teaspoonful!
These are called "runners" and you need to let them root into a pot while they are still attached to the mother plant. After a few weeks they will have grown their own roots and you can cut the connection. There's a video showing you how to do it on youtube:
I've found taste has more to do with soil type than variety. I recommend growing a few of several types each year until you find varieties which suit your palate when grown in your particular soil. A bit of a hassle but worth it in the long run.
Many clematis will be fine against a North-facing wall, but the pot must be fairly large and (most importantly) deep with really rich soil, so it's worth trying again in my opinion - regular watering and feeding are essential though. Good thread here:
You're welcome JV. Anyone can make a thread like this - just start a new one and choose which section you want it under.
No problem JV, glad it helped.
BTW Josh, the weed at the bottom is Wood Avens - get that out before those spiky seed-heads open or you'll never be rid of it!
Here are a couple of photo's I just took of my Kiwis - grown from supermarket fruit. They have never flowered but I grow them for the red shoots and furry leaves. They grow very rapidly though (can be a bit of a thug) and are prone to late frosts. When they get damaged I just cut off all affected leaves and shoots and they re-shoot within days:
Seeds and cuttings love bottom-heat. Have a look at the hot-bench using soil-warming cable which I built earlier this year - with the addition of a glass cover, it makes a great propagator:
Possibly a Kiwi.