cairnsie


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Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:56

Thanks holly hock I thought they were I live less than 3 mile from the coast so its keeps us slightly warmer in the winter and we don't get as severe frosts so hopefully ok

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:12

Tomato feed is what I generally use but stop when the buds of the flowers form as it can shorten the flowering period. Then start again after the flowers have finished

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:47

The boulevard collection is what I would recommend in pots most only grow a meter high. Just make sure you are feeding it regularly.

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:39

Now sown sweet peas, begonia, marigold, lobelia, petunia, pansy, snap dragon, everlasting pea, black eyed susan, dahlia tubers. How hardy are snap dragon will they survive in a mini greenhouse in april?

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:27

I did have a Raymond evison boulevard clematis in a pot as they are meant to be and it did ok. They only get a meter tall. I have took it out of the pot at the end of the season now and have it climbing around a standard rose I have put pea netting around. it did ok but had to watered a lot.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:29

definitely right about addictive I have 14 and bought another 3 I think I have a problem lol.

Roses

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:40

I spray mine with sodium bicarb and washing up liquid weekly and after it rains. This greatly reduced the blackspot in my roses and is cheap. The bicarb makes the surface alkaline which the black spot doesn't like. The washing up liquid makes it stick.

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:37

I was successful with Danish flag poppys last year however I only got one Californian poppy. My theory was this was due to the cold spring killing them off.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:33

Depends what clematis your going to put in but really if you can I would use deep pots or they just wont do very well and it wont be worthwhile. Can you not make your own up out of old decking or something like that. I would use patio clematis also. 

Sowing bedding pansies

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:29

I am limited for space if I sow the pansies in my mini greenhouse will they do ok as I may have a go and see how they do. Will they germinate in these temps

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