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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hiding a Tree Trunk

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:25

Well done, it looks lovely, honeysuckles are lovely too. It will want to grow quite big and will need a bigger pot by next year.

Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:22

It's still young.

My photo has come out paler and yellower than real life.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 14:37

Just popping in again, but, apart from going to the supermarket, there isn't really much to say.

Bother about the sweetcorn, Hosta. Perhaps it's the fault of the great British summer!

YvieStevie, my OH had implants a few years ago, he says they are great, he can eat properly again. Feel like normal teeth.

Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 10:05

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/87155.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

I didn't enlarge the photo so I thought it had dying blue flowers on it, but now I see they are leaves that show blue in the photo. Mine is covered with flowers in early summer, too complicated to deadhead with all the rest of the garden to deal with so sometimes I just cut off the top half and it regrows for autumn flowers. Otherwise I do as Obelixx says.

This is mine.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 09:50

Morning all.

Well done Chicklet!

Thunder storms and rain in the night. Grass is much greener now. Glad the storms didn't come while we were watching Shakespeare in Monpazier!

Going to supermarket.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 09:44

Hugs from me too Flowers.

Plant suggestions

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:57

The yellow clematis Tangutica answers your question. I like clematis "Betty Corning" with perfumed lilac flowers, July to September.

Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:45

I wouldn't chop it right down, I would cut it half down then do as Obelixx says. I have 2 Multi Blue, they take a bit of time to get going, may not be until the second or third year before you have a bushy plant.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:41

I can't grow anything that likes acid soil or summer moisture or winter wet or less than -10°C in winter or regular +30°C in summer. Can't grow echinacias, agastache (why?), leucanthemum, astrantia (though I try) or Wild Swan. David Austin roses grow well in big pots with pampering, lavender grows very well, clematis does pretty well.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:34

I've read back and there has been quite a bit happening here. Hugs to Dove, DD, Hosta and anyone in need. Glad Punkdoc enjoyed Great Dixter and that YvieStevie had good hols. Hope Reggie is OK.

We stayed in a very pretty B&B run by a lovely French lady, but she'd put a horrid crackly waterproof mattress cover on and the mattress was hard. It was 30° quite late in the evening and I got rather sticky in bed  so didn't have a very good night. Shame it was so far from DD's B&B!

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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no emails as well as small text

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