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Clematis

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 20:55

Just to add..

It is a Raymond Evison 'Reflections' Clematis and a Clematis 'Arabella.'

Thanks  

Clematis

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 20:43

Hi Everyone,

I have two beautiful clematis out front. And last year, they bloomed around June time, then I deadheaded all dead flower heads and we got a beautiful second flush of flowers towards the end of summer. 

This year however, I did the same and we've had nothing. It just looks like a big brown, dry tangled mess. Why is this? I haven't done anything different? Perhaps I haven't watered as much as last year but my Grandma never waters her clematis and they are beautiful, so I just followed her lead. 

Could it be that a lack of water has prevented a second blooming? Or worse still, could they be dead?

I really hope not,

If I get chance tomorrow I shall upload some photos,

Cate 

Tulip planting

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 20:12

Hello

I planted a hugggge amount of tulip bulbs this afternoon, but in hindsight I am thinking that I perhaps didn't plant them deep enough. In fact, some were quite close to the surface. 

I know I can dig them all back up but it would take forever. What will happen if I left them like that over winter? Would they bloom come springtime or possibly not?

Thanks in advance,

Cate 

Osteospermum Cuttings?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 23:59
Hello I've bought two beautiful Osteospermum plants for my Grandad's grave. But before I put them on his grave and the rabbit feast on them, I'd like to take a few cuttings. How would I go about it? I'm confused as to where to make the cut as it seems a lot, if not all of the new shoots seems to have flowers or buds on them and I was told not to take cuttings from shoots which have flowers/buds? Any help would be much appreciated Cate

How to propagate Rhododendron

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:34
Ok, thankyou. Would taking cuttings root any quicker?
Cate

I think my sweet peas have sunscald - what to do?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:25
Thanks Busy bee, sounds promising, I shall leave them
Cate

How to propagate Rhododendron

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 23:24
My Grandma has a beautiful Rhododendron bush that I'd love to take some cuttings from. How would I go about it? Would the only way be to layer some of its branches? And would the cuttings be exactly the same as the parent plant? Thanks in advance, Cate

I think my sweet peas have sunscald - what to do?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:48
I think you're right, I was out the other night and it was such a clear beautiful evening but I noticed a few glittery twinkles on the pavement, so yes we have had a frost. And they were only very young plants. They had been hardened off but only for a week or so out of the greenhouse. Perhaps they weren't equipped to deal with the frost. Shall I leave then and see what happens? I was just concerned that they might have some sort of disease that could be passed onto my more sturdier autumn sown sweet peas.

Either way, sun scald or frost, do you think they will recover and grow on?

Catie

I think my sweet peas have sunscald - what to do?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:50
Hi All, I stupidly transplated some new sweet peas into my sweet pea patch the other day. It was around 4pm but the sun was still bright and warm. I watered them all in quite vigorously and now a lot of them are turning papery white. Even the well established ones that I planted in there a few weeks ago are turning white. I suspect it's sun scald. Should I throw these plants out? Have they had it? Is sun scald something that might spread to the other healthier plants? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ps is there a forum app I could download onto my iPhone? I'm trying to post a photo but it won't let me upload one from my phone. Cate

Brussels sprouts in containers?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:55
Ah well, no harm in giving it a go I suppose.

I shall also reserve what limited open ground I have for a Brussels sprout seedling or two
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Clematis

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Tulip planting

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How to propagate Rhododendron

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Brussels sprouts in containers?

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How to take cuttings from a Lavender Stoechas?

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Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

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Quick question re; Gladioli corms

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Rose cuttings - leaves turning yellow - HELP?

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Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Geranium stems rotting in greenhouse :-( 
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