Daintiness


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Clematis Montana

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 16:33

I would not cut the whole thing down but cut out one or two of the old stems back to the base and tie in the new stems in the direction I would want them to go. That way you still get flowers at the top on the conifer(if you cut out the right stem!) and at the bottom you have shoots to flower and grow where you want them. Then depending on growth, you could prune out another old shoot next year or the following year to suit.Give the plant a good feed after you have pruned and be prepared to tie in the new growth as the plant will probably romp away!

Plant identifying help

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 10:40

It sounds like it might be a verbascum. It will probably send up a flower spike a metre or so from the middle of the rossette which will be yellow.

weed or plant ID help needed

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:40

Hi the red one is Hypericum -will have yellow flowers and followed by black berries.Probably self seeded by birds.

The second looks like an Aster - probably the common purple one, will flower in Aug/Sept. Probably self seeded by the wind.

subscription and delivery

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:32

Mine came as normal too. I would check if your postman is a gardener!

please suggest plants or plant types

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:30

I have Rosa 'Morgan Sackler' around my seat area as it is thornless, pink, perfumed. The name is not so hot!

top 5

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:27

Honeysuckles particularly fragrantessima

Clematis particularly armandii

Hardy geraniums - can't single one out!

Lavenders particularly Hicote

Cornus particularly kousa

and trees......

snails

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 09:23

As they say - you can't have everything. Beer traps mean at least they die happy! Other things you could do - encourage birds; make a pond if you haven't got one; make log piles for hedgehogs, frogs, toads etc. You could also pick up the snails and release them in a local wood - just not too local as they have homing instincts and will come back to your garden!!

does anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:43

It looks like Amicia zygomeris- Chrisopher Lloyd liked them apparently

Salt and Vinegar

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 22:19

Hi, health and safety being what it is the caretaker is not allowed to use a weedkiller to spray the weeds erupting at the base of the school buildings. I have read that salt can be applied to the centre of weeds and it will kill them. I have also read that you can spray weeds with vinegar and that will kill them. Does anyone have any experience of these methods or suggest anthing else that will work. Thanks

Buying Pond Plants - which is best?

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 22:12

I've given away and sourced lots of plants on my local freegle website. I can never understand why pond plants are so expensive especially water lilies as they grow so quickly. Why don't you try your local freegle site, you might be surprised at what other gardeners give away. I'm giving oxygenator and a jar of mud from the bottom of my pond tomorrow to a fellow recycler.

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