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Moving a Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:56

Hm.  I think perhaps the D of E is a little precious because like you, I've got other clematis plants which are absolutely thriving.  Hopefully Richard will come back again soon :-)

Moving a Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 09:20

Ok, if it's not going to flower this year, I think I'll leave it where it is and transplant it next February/March when I cut it down to a strong pair of buds.  Thanks Richard.  

Fairygirl, that was definitely my experience last year.  Loads of growth and although the flowers were stunning, there were definitely less flowers compared to the growth it had produced.  Maybe that will change when we transplant them!

Moving a Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 00:03

I put a D of E Clematis in a pot against all advice and although it flowered quite well last year (the second year planted), this year it hasn't flowered at all and doesn't look like it will and in fact the growth is a little stunted too.

So I've decided to take it out of the pot and put it in the ground with one of those Obelisks to support it.  My question is,do you think it would flower later on in the summer, if I cut it back now, enough to transplant it?  I'm kind of impatient to put it right ... 

Help with where to plant some shrubs

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 21:16

I've got the following shrubs to move either because they're not thriving where they are or they have become crowded.  

But I can't decided how to set them out in my garden.  I have got the space to create a new plot to put them all in but I can't visualise what they would look like all together.  Would it even work?  Can anyone help me with a really nice way of laying these out please?   Are there any rules of thumb to follow?

2 x sundance - 1m

potentilla 90cm

6 x dwarf hebe 30cm

Loropetalum chinese Black Pearl 140cm

Ceanothus Puget Blue 1m

Another unknown one but it's 1m high

Suitable shrub

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 08:29

Thanks both.  

Andy, the olearia x hastii certainly seems to be a possibility.  Thanks, I'll do some research :-).

Suitable shrub

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:05

Can anyone recommend an evergreen summer flowering shrub please?  Approx 1m height, 2m spread and must have a fair amount of resistance to strong winds.  

Calla lillies

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 20:59

Plant pauper are yours outside or in?  When did you plant them?  Fidgetbones, it sounds like there is hope for mine if yours are in the greenhouse and have they have just got going.  

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:30

Bit cloudy here on the Isle of Man today, but there is some sunshine coming through now.  

Calla lillies

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:29

I planted the rhizome things about 6 weeks ago, with a little bit of each rhizome showing through the soil/compost.  They're in a border.  Sunny place and good drainage.  Nothing showing yet.   Do you think they will take longer to grow or should I get something else in quickly.  It's the first border everyone comes to in our front garden so I want it to be good for the summer.

One Acer struggling, the other doing fine

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:23

Have you got a cat?  I planted 2 red acers about 3 months ago.  Same as you, one is doing fine, the other one died.  I was a bit puzzled until I saw our Manx cat eating the final few dead leaves and then take a bite into the main branch!

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