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ChapelGirl2 has reviewed 1494 plants

Cytisus 'Lena' Broom

Posted: 10 July 2014
Overall: This is a beautiful plant that has made it's home in my front garden. It flowered for the first time this year but did not last for long. So Love It.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis Yellow-groove bamboo

Posted: 05 July 2014
Overall: I have had mine for ten years and would recommend it. However on occasion strong and tall canes fail to develop leaves. It is happening this year and I cannot find out the reason.

Clematis 'Alba Luxurians' Viticella Group clematis

Posted: 04 July 2014
Overall: Having had many clematis varieties, I can honestly say this is my favourite. I give it the Valentine's Day massacre (prune it hard back to the first set of good buds) on February 14th, and from that it then grows to a whopping 3m plus, every year, flowering absolutely all over, for a long time.
The flowers are almost pale blue and light up a large fence in my garden.
Just beautiful.
Hardly gets ill at all - I spray it regularly with SB Invigorator Spray all Spring, to keep it disease-free, but it seems much tougher than my other viticella. Nelly Moser.

Cycas revoluta Sago palm

Posted: 03 July 2014
Overall: Marlyclay you are absolutely correct - this plant is HIGHLY TOXIC TO DOGS AND HUMANS. Most adults wouldn't chew on it, but children could be attracted, especially by the berries, and I know of 3 dogs affected by chewing it - and 1 is fighting for his life (July 2014)

Clematis montana Clematis

Posted: 02 July 2014
Overall: I don't know if it will be a success yet but I pruned my montana a couple of weeks ago (long after it finished flowering) and I followed the advice for softwood cuttings. I cut off 4 shoots, trimmed off the leaves back to the lowest leaf node, left about an inch below this and dipped them in rooting powder and just put them in a 4inch pot. I watered them and covered them with a plastic bag secured with an elastic band. So far, 1 has definitely taken as it is growing shoots from the leave node. Will have to wait and see what happens but so far so good

Campanula garganica 'W.H. Paine' Adriatic bellflower

Posted: 26 June 2014
Overall: This is one of my favourites... also the white one of same family The Star of Bethlehem...(don't know its "other" name)...does anyone out there know it please..? thanks..

Campanula garganica 'W.H. Paine' Adriatic bellflower

Posted: 24 June 2014
Overall: Planted mine in May, still green healthy foliage but no flowers yet, even though its end of June! Hope they flower soon?

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Posted: 23 June 2014
Overall: my Pieris is covered with Black soot and white powdery flecks underneath the leaves. It has not affected it's growth or flowering. This has also spread to my Camellias. Can anyone help? I have cut out the infected sections. Should I spray ?

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Series' Cosmos

Posted: 22 June 2014
Overall: I was advised that these plant will still grow indoors during thee winter as a new b can anyone tell me more if this would be correct stunning plant,

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' Dahlia

Posted: 20 June 2014
Overall: Started with 6 plants in a small border 3 years ago, I arrived at 46 plants this year after dividing in spring. Tubes are kept in a cool dark cellar during the winter, lightly wrapped in newspaper dots. Dividing in march and primary growth in pots. Planting in border april-may. Fantastic display if combined with crocosmilla.