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......the good guys

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:27

Hi Red Dahlia, yes, all six clematis are those which die back after flowering.  I am now looking out for a bargain evergreen clematis to grow in a pot and I think my local G/C are reducing their large clematis after christmas.  I have previously been given information on this site about growing evergreen clematis in a pot.

......the good guys

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 22:23

Hi Red Dahlia, I paid £5.65 for postage only.  To answer your question, three clematis works out at £1.88 each but they were delivered to my door..  At the beginning of this year I bought three small clematis for £10 from my local GC, which did not have a root structure comparable to the three received from Raymond Evison, but they did all flower, to varying amounts, during the summer.  Because of the size of those from Raymond Evison, I anticipate a brilliant display in 2014.

......the good guys

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 16:36

I sent off for the three 'free' clematis from Raymond Evison advertised in last month's GW.  They arrived perfectly packaged in 7cm pots and have an excellent established root system.  These plants are not the usual plug plants of the type I have received from T&M and Parkers in the past.  There are three types - Piilu, Multi Blue and Niobe and I can only praise this company.  Just by handling the plants, I know everyone of them will be fabulous and they came with excellent descriptions and instructions.



Compost bin

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 16:19

Right Lancashire Lass I'm definitely going to buy one of those as need to sort out the compost heap in my son's garden also.

Unfortunately figetbones I have my compost bins in a restricted space and just haven't got enough room to do what you suggest.  Only way would be to remove bins and walk with spade to fill a builders sack with compost then shovel it all back in again when there is room to replace bin.  At present I dig it out from the bottom and put it back in the top of the bin until it's ready to put in the second container for the last couple of months.  Well it keeps me occupied - as if I need to fill my time!!!

Fox gloves

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:19

Thanks for that info Verdun.  I do have three plants and they are quite close to my kitchen door so will soon notice if they deteriorate.  Certainly, here in the south east, the ground is extremely wet and the forecast predicts more rain in the next few days.  I will let you know how they survive the winter and hope to have them around in the spring to split.   I think, if they do start looking forlorn, I will dig them up, put them into pots and move then into the unheated greenhouse.  So much has been written on this site about 'illumination' I'm really hoping for a good display for many months next year.

Fox gloves

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 19:32

Hi Verdun, I also have illumination pink and whilst they did not do much this year they are now quite substantial healthy looking plants.  What I want to know is, can I split them to get more plants?  If this is possible, should I do this now or in the spring?

Compost bin

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 18:14

Clueless, I loved that video.  How refreshing to watch and listen to someone speaking without any hesitation, ums and ahhs.  I have watched it several times purely for the sheer delight of hearing an enthusiast speak.  I am a compost addict but only have two of the cone shaped black bins which I always struggle to aerate with a garden fork.  Lancashire Lass, do you think the aerator is very much easier? 

Garlic wars!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 18:04

We planted garlic at the school where I am a volunteer and one day I also diiscovered the cloves lying on top of the earth.  Think I questioned this on this website and it's actually the roots themselves which push the garlic up.  I just pushed them down into place and we had an excellent crop.


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 21:45

Right, you have solved the problem Bob and I will have to be kind and find a space in the soil for it.  Rhubarb really doesn't warrant that much time and money spent on it in my book!  Apologies for not thanking you for the information before but I was not emailed to say anyone had replied.


Posted: 03/12/2013 at 21:00

I am in the process of redesigning my garden and need to get rid of two not very productive rhubarb plants 'belonging' to my husband. They are 2/3 years old and  have been in full sun in untreated clay soil.  Would they grow in containers, and, if so what sort of compost should I use?  I do have access to leaf mould plus my own garden compost.  Also I would like to know what size pot to put them in.  I haven't yet dug them up so have no idea of the root system.

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