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Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 23:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38561.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 It doesn't have fish anymore, it has toads.

My pond is quite small, my son dug it before he went to University in the summer holidays, he is now 30. I don't seem to have a recent picture and it's messier and more overgrown now. This was 2007.

 

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:30

I think the containers shouldn't really be less than 15" deep, mine are about 18", but I'm afraid they cost over £40. When I grew one in a smaller pot it died after 2 years. So making one would probably be your best bet. Clematis are quite greedy feeders.

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:11

Californian poppies (Eschscholzia) usually grow OK here, it's annual poppies that don't come up.

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:04

Shrub roses that don't repeat need a very light prune, just to tidy up, and removal of dead wood. Shrub roses that repeat flower need a light prune, can shorten by up to a third and remove oldest and dead stems. HT roses need a hard prune.

What to put in cleared terrace border?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:59

I've lost both Phormiums and Pittosporums in hard winters. Easy, evergreen and OK in shade for the 2 matching ones could be Euonymus. There are gold and green or white and green and they can be left loose or clipped as you like.

There are loads of perennials, rather depends on your taste. But how much sun does it get, a few hours a day or only one or two?

Plants that are OK in shade - Brunnera Jack Frost, Alchemilla Mollis, Autumn Anemones (there are some lovely new ones that are smaller and not as thuggish as some older ones), astilbes (if it's damp enough), heucheras, some of the hardy geraniums, campanulas (partial shade), epimediums, lamium, euphorbias.

Campanula muralis could tumble down the wall.

Roses

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:34

I find that roses that are well fed and watered are more resistant to disease, but some sorts of rose always seem to get black spot and others don't.

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:19

That's great news, thank you.

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:15

You don't say which colours you like or if you prefer double or single flowers. I love David Austin roses, mentioned above. Look old fashioned, but are modern so repeat flower, smell lovely and many are disease resistant. Don't need loads of pruning as are shrub roses.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:12

I can vouch for that geranium and Brunnera Jack Frost, they will brighten up a shady area. Also Epimediums are good in shade. I have lamiums too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:07

I love cyclamen and their pretty leaves. Then they disappear in the summer and other things take over. I don't really care for house plants, always seem to kill them and they get dusty. The little blue flowers on the Brunneras are starting to show.

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