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I've been doing similar to Gemma - my problem brambles are growing through other plants (large established azaleas) that I don't want to lose, so spraying is not an option. Instead I cut each stem back as far as I can reach and then poke in a bit of pipecleaner soaked in SBK. Took ages, as quite fiddly, but so far all is looking dead and no regrowth. Only did it about 6 weeks ago though, so time will tell.
theres a thread on here somewhere where I got the advice
AWB click ok on the error message and then wait 30 seconds ....the pictures then load as normal. There is a glitch, but you can work round it.
thanks for the japanese cherry info Joybell Very pretty. Gardens looking great pdoc and wintersong - you can see how much time and effort you put into them.
I love seeing other people's gardens
I've never managed to keep them either. Had several attempts (love the purple cascade look) but eventually gave up. Maybe I'll have another try with sand and grit added. We are clay too.
Thanks Nut - do you grow either?
i once tried trachelospermum, but it didn't survive the first winter (in our frost pocket) - is there any difference in hardiness between them? And are both floriferous?
otherwise it seems that the choice is really evergreen (with some autumn tints) or deciduous.
I'd agree - not looking good. They are not long lived plants (about 20 years I think) - so maybe its time is up?
A friend of mine wants to cover the back fence of his garden with white flowered scented jasmine. He was going to go with trachelspermum, but has been recommended to use officinale instead. does anyone know the difference, and which would you go for? He lives in urban southeast.
Enjoy your new bench Gemma Only trouble i find with cushions is finding somewhere to store them when they are not being sat on
Just been watching the birds on the feeders. I got a new bird bath for my birthday last year - a sort of metal sculpturey thing like a bowl on a stick (bad description....its actually really nice). I was beginning to wonder if the birds would ever use it, as i had never seen much activity, but had started to notice bits of seed at the bottom of the bowl. Well today i could see why - a couple of coaltits sat on the side drinking away. Lovely
Grey and mizzly here - perfect day for collecting more horse muck. Have just texted horsey friends to see if they are around today to let us in the fields. Looking forward to the long weekend
Have a good day Hosta Will probably be a busy one too. People seem to panic at the thought of 24hours without a supermarket open, and rush to stock up accordingly.
one more day at the saltmines for me .....then lots of gardening planned. Need to sharpen my secateurs (Literally)
My favourites were chocolate flavoured limes - whats that all about