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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:32

Another bed weeded.

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night all

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:29

That's right Nivlac, already catered for! Hope to see you there.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 19:41

Evening all. Weeded, edged lawn (some of it), planted out some nicotiana and antirrinhums, moved some rudbeckia, divided a hosta.

Roast beef and Yorkshire pud will be ready very soon.

Should I cut this Clematis back?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 17:17

There is a good website Taylors Clematis which has just about every variety on it and about care and pruning. Here is the pruning page.

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Clematis-pruning.html

It says Dr. Ruppel is group 2, light pruning. But it says a bit more about it so do have a look.

I saw your clematis on another thread and have been searching for it ever since, even when we went to England in April. Then the supermarket here in France had one of that name. But now a flower has come out and it looks just like Nelly Moser, which I have already. We'll be back to England in June.

Please help me design my garden - part 2

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 14:42

Here is a site with some easy shrubs to grow in shade.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Plant-trials-and-awards/Plant-awards/10-AGM-plants/10-AGM-variegated-evergreen-shrubs

Easier to find a bigger selection of hardy perennials, such as hostas, brunnera, dicentra, heuchera, tiarella, pulmonaria, violas, and several sorts of hardy geraniums.

Please help me design my garden - part 1

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 14:30

There are lots of different sorts of perennial geraniums which are pretty and very easy to grow, also veronicas, penstemons, campanulas. Have a look on Google or a gardening book and look in your local garden centre. The plants often have labels that tell you about their care as well.

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:34

Are you sure slugs haven't nibbled around the bottom of the stems?

Strawberries

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:33

How old are the plants? Strawberries need changing every 3 or 4 years. I would dig out the strawberries, replace the top 6 inches of compost. Add a bit of fertiliser. Cut of all the old brown leaves, replant the strawberries and water them.

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:29

It really prefers to be grown outside. But if that's not possible give it a feed (fertiliser) and cut the top half off. When using mint, same for basil, you crop not by picking leaves of, but by cutting off the top of the stems. That way it makes sideshoots and grows bushier.

Pruning shrubs

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 10:25

You prune them straight after they have flowered. They can be pruned fairly hard. I use a hedge cutter.

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