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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 16:23

I have a beautiful clematis, growing in the ground, which is covered in purple flowers during July and August and it is about 5 years old.  It is now too large and  the flowers are partially blocking the gate.  I want to move it about three foot and would like to know if it is likely to survive and also what is the best time of year to do this.  Thank you.

What can i plant under conifers?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:26

PS.  I should have mentioned they are evergreen.

What can i plant under conifers?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:23

Hi natabee, I got rid of 30 meters of thick/deep Leylandii back in February and rejoice at the space it has freed-up in my garden and the variety of plants I'm now able to grow.  Of course, I'm constantly digging in manure and compost in an attempt to enrich the soil.  However, for many years I successfully grew low growing spreading Euonymus under the trees, copying several of my neighbours.  It was too long ago now to remember what variety they were but one was  gold/yellow/green and I took many cuttings which, even for me, easily rooted and which survived for many years.  I'm sure most large garden centres will have them in stock and the gold variety look good contrasting with the dark green trees.  Probably someone on this thread will be able to identify the variety.  Good luck with keeping the dog out.  My problem was keeping neighbours four cats out but now have a very high fence and delight at lack of poo and the flourishing clematis.

Poor subscriber magazine

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 19:35

I have subscribed for over four years but last week decided to cancel my subscription as feel in need of a change.  Also life seems to get busier and busier and a copy often arrives when I realise I never completely read the last one.  In addition, I love this site and it's probably because I spend time here, most days, that I no longer have time to read the magazine.

dehead or leave

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 16:20

My peonie flowers are completely dead and iris blue magic flowers are also dying off.  Do I remove the spent flowers or leave them on?  Many thanks.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 18:35

I want a garden like that!

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 08:54

thanks for that info on potatoes zoomer44.  Even yesterday when there was a cold wind, the ladybirds were still enjoying the flowers on the potatoes.

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:10

Here on the south east coast I have not seen one ladybird in my garden which is unusual but was working with the school children at their gardening club yesterday and we were inundated with them - probably less than quarter of a mile away.  Can they bite (ladybirds not children)?  Two children said they were bitten so the others became frantic and disappeared inside the polytunnel.  We do have a lot of flowers on our potatoes and I'm wondering if ladybirds are attracted to this.  While I am on the subject - should these flowers be removed?

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 15:06

Mine have been flowering for over a month, inspite of very strong cold winds battering them.  However, I usually grow mixed colours which I prefer and which have much larger flowers  than these.  My 'purity' flowers are no bigger than a pink perennial geranium flower so quite insignificant but as I said, it may be due to dry and cold conditions here in the south-east.  In future I will stick with the coloured ones..

Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 08:03

I often try and imagine what the person looks like from the name they use.  I just knew dovefromabove was female until recently when HE made a comment that proved the opposite.

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