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Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Thanks Fairygirl.

Will do as you say !

 

Chris

Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:20

Thanks for suggestions.

Its in a large pot (12" diameter),  but I give it water every day ... this could be the problem.  Tomorite is strictly according to the bottle.

Have no pictures of it,  but it flowers about now with blue flowers which are about 3" in diameter.

Will water it less and see.

 

Thanks all for your help.

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

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