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Latest posts by catnip

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:44

You're right nutcutlet- was trying to do it the lazy way! Imagine winter jasmine entwined with a summer clematis!

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:40

Pulmonaria blue ensign is a beauty but my obsession this year, as it is every year: geraniums! So many varieties and, oh, their evening glow! CAN'T WAIT

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:31

thanks for advice- does anyone know of a climber which grows about 12 feet?

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:15

We live in a semi-detached which is pebble-dashed. I would like to grow a Virgina Creeper up a South-East wall. I know it is self-clinging but is it safe to grow in strong winds? I don't want the plant pulling pebble dash off the side of the house- the idea is to make it look more beautiful and for the plant to live!

Thanks and a happy new year!

Roses

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 12:58

Whilst we're on roses- anyone know how to treat black spots on leaves organically?

what is it

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 16:00

Knapweed does suffer from mildew- make sure you water it a lot when it's still young. The bees seem fond of mine! Absolutely hot enough for me- you?

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:16

We watched a tiny blue tit eating bugs off our flourishing monkshood- an absolute joy. Like the man said, take time to stop and stare!

korean fir tree

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:13

I have a Korean fir tree (the conifer with the bright blue, spherical cones). It is slow growing but I know it eventually reaches massive heights. Anyone got suggestions (tried and tested) as to how I can keep it fairly small? Thanks!

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 10:24

They don't know what they're missing, do they? Even the smell of the earth is exciting!

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 08:44

What a lovely thing to say... Don't worry, I absolutely "take time to stop and stare". The acid green of the euphorbias, bright yellow daffodils, purple primula, mixed helebores, burning leaved spirea... Lots to distract me from those leggy hedges!

Discussions started by catnip

underplanting hedge shrubs

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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:18

training fruit trees

training more established trees  
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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 12:52

tellima

does it clump up into a column? 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 18:49

Virginia Creeper

advice 
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Last Post: 30/12/2013 at 18:43

korean fir tree

how to control its size 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 13:36

creating a full bodied hedge

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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 12:07

the weather

fulfilling the desire to garden 
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Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 15:08

hedging

pruning for shape 
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Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 10:43

NNE facing and clay soil- help!

suitable plants 
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Last Post: 22/01/2013 at 11:19

pruning elders

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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 21:55

rejuvenating shrubs

photinia 
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Last Post: 20/07/2012 at 19:39

composting

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