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Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:23

Morning all. Gosh, Andy, 97 asters. That's what I should have had if they'd germinated - which they didn't! GG I think Andy said in a previous post that he was 52, so younger than us. Except we are still only 27

Now going back to catch up a bit more, didn't read all of it. 

Then back to the weeding. I expect when I've finished the last bed the weeds will be starting again in the first bed. When we visited Harlow Carr it was all heavily mulched. I never get round to it and I don't have enough mulch.


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:40

Evergreen and scented - Trachelospermum Jasminoides. Otherwise clematis and honeysuckle.


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:32

Another bed weeded.


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.

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.

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?


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.

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