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Clematis rubens montana pruning

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:01

I don't prune my Montanas much at all, only when they get dead bits or need tidying.

Justa will need hard pruning early spring to 20 - 30 cms. I think Montana has smaller leaves with a slight reddish flush and Justa has bigger, mid-green leaves so they may not be too hard to tell the difference, but next to each other, but far enough apart may be OK.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 08:53

Morning all.

Dove, I had a baby in the summer of 76 too! She was born in March. I bought a paddling pool that we used to lie in under the copper beech tree. Once we went to the clinic and she was the only baby in a sundress with no blanket. The health visitor was taking blankets off all the babies in prams! In the 80°s!

Blackest, that's what my plumber says. Leave the heating on all the time in winter because if the house gets chilled the boiler will have to work harder to heat it up again. But I have a house with very thick stone walls which is nice and cool in summer, but gets very cold in winter.

Runner Beans

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 21:56

A lot of water in hot weather does help, but they always tend to drop off when it's hot.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:09

Wow, Fairygirl. We had the first big tomato for lunch. Had 3 Sungolds before that.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 19:00

What, no one here this evening. Are you all still on Morning Forkers? I'm still finding it confusing and wish it was just Hello Forkers.

Hot again today. Picked 2 buckets of peas and spent 2 hours podding them while watchinf A - Z of Gardening and Hampton Court Flower Show (recorded). Think I'm off peas!

Made courgette and mint soup which we are having cold tonight, like vichyssoise.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 18:47

That is lovely, Bob.

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 15:58

I do the steeping in vodka and sugar with raspberries too. Lovely in a Kir. Pour a little into a wine glass and tp up with white wine. Very popular here in France as an aperitif, especially with blackcurrant liquer and blackberry.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:27

Lovely garden, Netherfield, and so is Leadfarmer's though I've said so before!

Sick roses

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:21

Couldn't get your photo. Do the leaves look like this? Photo down below.

If so then it is nitrogen deficiency. Your roses need feeding badly. Feed in Spring when the leaves are coming out and again in summer after flowering, but now in your case. Use a high nitrogen rose fertiliser. Also some soil, particularly alkali and limestone, stop roses absorbing iron so you need to give them sequestrene or sequestered iron, which you can buy in garden centres. 

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My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:13

I made blackcurrant cordial with mine. With a little more sugar and boiled a little more you can make a syrup which is lovely mixed with Greek yoghurt or poured over vanilla ice cream.

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