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Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 13:42

I have planted a clematis in a pot, using good compost. It is now about a year old and 3 feet high and has not flowered.   The clematis was originally planted in my garden but was getting eaten by slugs.

I water it regularly and once a week with Tomorite.

I have just noticed that there is a gradual variation in leaf colour with the bottom leaves green and the top leaves a greeny yellow ... worryingly so !

I'd be grateful for the forums help.

Thanks

Chris

 

Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:11

Why not try an espalier .. these are apple trees trained in a 'fan' shape and are ideal for growing against a fence or wall.

I have 3, Coxs,James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain.

The James Grieve has a divine flavour and is superior to any shop bought apple.  the drawback is that the apples don't keep ad really need to be eaten straight away.

Chris

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:26

No ... bog standard F1 Hybrids ... bought from a big Garden Centre.

I'll try EBay then,  but I am a bit of a Luddite !

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:14

I bought a packet of Unwins 'Shirley' tomatoes.  

I paid £3.99 for 12 seeds,  as the packet stated.

It seems to me that such a price is excessive,  and I'd say that the profits made by many seed manufacturers seem a tad excessive !

Any comments anybody ?

Chris

 

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:26

OK ... thankyou all very much ... I'll remove the carpet and see what happens !

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:56

What if I take out the carpet ?

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:38

Built of wood and about a year old.  Small and butting onto a brick garage (but not touching it).

No as its only a year old the felt is still new ... I've checked it for leaks and it seems fine !

Chris

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:16

I have a shed which is a bit damp ... although I have checked for leaks in the roof etc. the roof has gone green.

I have put a carpet down in the shed ... is there any possibility that this is keeping it warm and any dampness in the shde cannot escape ?

Thanks

 

Chris

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

I could put a bit of clear plastic over it ... I have some of that !

The Hebe is a big one,  although with the damage caused by last winter I've had to cut it back hard.

But thanks for your help

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:33

I have a very nice Hebe,  which is about 5 years old.   Every winter it suffers badly from frost / snow  etc.  despite being covered with fleece.   The Hebe takes the next 12 weeks to recover !

Is there a better way iof protecting it over winter ?

 

Thanks

Chris

Discussions started by Chris 7

Use of a Propagator

Propagator and dampness 
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Slugs and Roofing Felt

Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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Hothouse plant - help

Brought into the house from outsode 
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Dipladenia and tendrils

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Reviving a hedge

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Clematis and yellowing leaves

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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Excessive cost of seeds

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Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Protecting a Hebe over winter

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raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

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Ideas for shading plants please

 
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Scale Insects on my rose

 
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Apple Trees losing thier leaves

 
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Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

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Cutting the top off raspberry canes

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