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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:42

These are not Cornflowers. Annual Cornflower has a slim silvery green leaf. Perennial Cornflower has a wider leaf.

Superb Clematis

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 12:34

Hello Lucy3

Both Lord Herschell and Arabella will flower continously from late May through till first frost. Arabella will produce seedheads, which I take off as I think it encourages further flowers. Unfortunately, I think you will not be able to find Clematis Thorpe Cloud for sale in the UK as it was given to me by the breeder.

Superb Clematis

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 15:36

Sorry about my post! I wanted to download some pics of Clematis but this site didn't accept the file type. I would certainly recommend Clematis Lord Herschell for pot culture, it has beautiful velvety flowers which are produced when just 12" tall. Clematis Arabella is another good one for pots. It flowers prolifically and has really healthy foliage. I also have a plant of Clematis Thorpe Cloud, this has hairy leaves, flowers when small and white flowers.

Superb Clematis

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 19:49


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:39

I love the hedgehogs and enjoy seeing them in the garden, the unfortunate thing is that they are one of the favourite foods of badgers. So if you have a badger sett nearby, you may well notice less hedgehogs in your garden. Badgers are also responsible for digging up Bumble bee nests and destroying them.

Talkback: Cats in the garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 11:20

I am a cat lover, but I also love my garden.Just because I am a cat lover doesn't mean that everyone else has to put up with them. They are both indoor cats, neutered with full injections. My cats are both 14 years old, they are not neurotic and destructive and I pay particular attention to hygiene.

I have two bird boxes, both occupied, one with Blue Tits and the other with Great Tits. My neighbour has three cats and they come to use our garden as a latrine and hunting ground. It makes me so angry. It is also worthwhile remembering that Squirrels, Magpies and Woodpeckers will take chicks from nests. We have put metal baffles on the boxes so only the nesting birds can access the box.

Our neighbours cat was also being chased by a tom when it was in season and when the tom was trying to get to her, it fell and smashed one of our Acers to pieces.

Talkback: Plants - planting an acer in a pot

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 11:00

We have over 30 Acers all in pots. We use terracotta and ericaceous compost. We have found the best variety for full sun without burning (our garden is south facing) is Acer 'Bloodgood'. Also, an answer to 'Goodmane', Acers can be subject to Verticillium wilt, which is soil borne and will cause collapse of what has previously been a healthy plant.

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