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
Definitely a complementary wuss here .....although even then I have disasters. Who knew phlox "orange perfection" would turn out to be distinctly pink
OH asked the same asparagus question yesterday - checked my trusty diary, and our first shoots appeared on April 5th last year.
I think that last sentence qualifies me as a true garden nerd
I agree with the tomorite Tootles, but i use it at this time of year, when the flowers have gone over and the leaves are still going strong. I wouldn't be able to find my bulbs in the autumn