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Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:44

I have patio clematis in containers that seem quite happy 4 years on.  I put slow release fertiliser pellets in every year, and the insides of the pots were lined with bubble wrap to stop the roots getting too hot/cold.  I think the varieties are Abilene, Ernest Markham and some type of Countess (Nemours?)


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:02

Peanuts and Windsong - there is a special thread set up for helping those with flooded gardens ( think it is actually called "help for those with flooded gardens") - they are trying to set up collection and distribution centres. Take a look 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 20:10

I love it too when it is flowering Annie - but mine seems to spend most of its time sporting frost bitten brown withered clumps of petals - even this year, when frosts have been more rare

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 20:06

Lizzie - i read here recently that shrub roses don't need much pruning - mine are now going in to their fourth year, and up to now i have pruned them quite hard.  This year i have left them alone apart from getting rid of dead stems - is this a good plan, or should i get out there tomorrow and take them back a bit?

NewBoy - my personal favourite (and makes it onto a lot of recommended lists) is Gertrude Jekyll - bright pink and gorgeous smell

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:53

How lovely, Rain!  Will be lovely to watch it develop.  What are the shrubs??

Where have the birds gone!!!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:50

It would be great to speak goose - and owl, and buzzard, and woodpecker - would be great to know what they think about life

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:06

Gorgeous dark purple crocuses KEF.  You're not the only one on a daily shoot count  But i am quite happy with my life - its the little things ....


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:46

Big sigh of happiness for end of working week here too.  And only one more week til GW is back on to make my Friday evenings really sparkle !  Has anyone heard when Beechgrove starts up again?

Doorbell kept going today, and each time it was a box of plants at the door.  So i will spend my weekend planting snowdrops, cyclamen, foxgloves, veronicastrum (verdun's fault, that one), and the irises that caused me such bother earlier in the week.  Plus OH has just announced that this weekend is GH relocation weekend.  Not sure if i dare go and read the thread about dismantling GH's - sometimes ignorance is bliss


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 08:20

Here is my weather - until Verdun's storm arrives:

 And here are two of my new friends:

 ...... And now, i must do some work .... Later peeps


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 07:50

Verdun, its so lovely here at the moment that i thought the forecast must have got it wrong - but the rotten stuff is obviously on its way over

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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