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Overgrown Clematis

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 18:17

We've got a very overgrown clematis in a corner of the garden.  The stems are thick and woody and it extends to the top of the fence and along it.  I'm fairly certain that it flowers after June.

When would be the best time to prune it?  Also, how exactly should I prune it?  Have watched Monty on YouTube and he recommends about 30cms from the ground but his plant is a spindly thing in comparison and the clematis in our garden is a bit of a monster!

Many thanks

 

 

When can I prune out of control rose bush?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:26

Dove, that is exactly what I was after, thank you.  Will have a look at his other videos.  Far easier that trying to make sense of a book!

This isn't the first time you have come to my rescue! 

When can I prune out of control rose bush?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:56

Thank you

Yes, I'd rather tidy it up.  It does have flowers on it but is looking very straggly and messy.

I'm quite nervous about pruning.  What's the best approach for a novice?!

When can I prune out of control rose bush?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:41

I have a rose bush which is growing up a fence/trellis which is currently flowering small pink flowers.  Is it totally out of control and is shortly going to pull the fence down!

When can I prune it?

I did have a go last year and some of the stems are brown and dead...

Moving Daffodils?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:14

Thanks everyone.  It doesn't sound too complicated - even for me! 

I think I will re-pot them straight away otherwise they will end up languishing in the shed!

Moving Daffodils?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:50

Thanks Verdun

Is a general purpose compost okay for the pots?  I'm guessing that I transplant them with leave still intact to let them completely die down.  I also guess that it doesn't matter too much where I put the pots (outside).

 

 

Moving Daffodils?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:32

We've got some Daffodils in one of our front borders that I would like to move.  (They look quite messy and in the wrong place.)

Would ideally like to transplant them into pots for next year.  What's the best way to do this?  I haven't touched them so they are still dying down.

Gardening novice so idiot instructions required!

Many thanks

Plants for either side of front door?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:00

Sorry, not totally clear.

They would need to be in tubs (no more than 30cm diameter I think).  Height would be quite nice.  House is a 70s box so it would need to be a bit contemporary.

I like bay trees (the lollipop type),  Would they be any good?

Thank you for the other suggstions...

 

Plants for either side of front door?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:06

I'd like to get a couple of plants for either side of my front door.  It faces south east but is quite shady because of various bushes and several large trees.

Can any of you lovely people suggest something?

Many thanks

How do I prune this shrub?

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 11:22

Brilliant!

Thank you Dove.  Looks like I can prune shortly too which is great timing.

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Overgrown Clematis

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When can I prune out of control rose bush?

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Moving Daffodils?

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How do I prune this shrub?

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