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Wooden planter for clematis.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 17:15

Clematis is a beautifully varied flowering plant, available in a multitude of colours and flower sizes, however all Clematis fall into one of 3 distinct pruning groups: No Prune (Group 1), Light Prune (Group 2), and Hard Prune (Group 3).

Group 1: Early Flowering. Typically blooming in winter and spring, these varieties flower on the previous year's growth only, so if you need to remove damaged stems or control the size of the plant, the best time would be as soon as they have finished flowering. Included in this group are Alpina, Macropetala, Montana, and Evergreen varieties.

Group 2: Large Flowers. Typically larger flowers grow out on new shoots from last year's growth in late spring and summer. Some of these will occasionally display a second bloom at the tips of the current year's growth in late summer and autumn. These varieties should be pruned in spring, right back to where there are strong and healthy buds, before they start their active growth period. New flowering stems will be produced from this architecture of previous growth.

Group 3: Late Flowering. Group 3 Clematis only flower on current year's growth. These blooms tend to display from summer through to late autumn. These varieties are arguably the easiest to prune, as you basically cut it right down to about 20cm (8ins) above ground level in spring before they begin their active growth period, removing all of the previous year's growth.


Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:48

Hi all.

I am after some advice about a couple of shrubs I need.

First these must be evergreen.

Grows up to 6 foot high and 3 foot deep

With flowers

To be used as a barrier

Soil will depend on what shrubs I get as I will be replacing the soil with the best soil I can get my hands on.

Part shade

May be asking for too much,but worth a try.

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:46

I would also love to her out if I knew where she lives,I live in sunderland and if tatiana lives nearer me I would also help out.

free plants off garden centres would be one of the first things I would do,but this would depend on the location.

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:23

You say it is a new build.

what I would do first before anything is done is check to make sure the garden does not have tons of rubble buried under the grass.

I moved into a new build two years and had to remove tons of rubble.


Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:16

whats you location?

Clematis newbie question

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 21:27

looking at the size of your trellis I would buy two one for each side of the house but get the ones what only grow 2 metres high that way it will cover both sides of the trellis and not cover the full front of your house as some clematis will.This way a large pot either side of the trellis will do as long as you feed it.

best to get a evergreen and a group 1.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 17:31

Well it look likes my wisteria has crown gall.

Not sure if I am right but after searching on the internet this seems to hit the problem on the head.

anyone had this problem, and do I have to take my wisteria out and bin it?



what a load of crap

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:31

Purchased a couple of bags of bq verve compost (125lt) and what a load of rubbish.

found large pieces of plastic in it and bit of metal which look like bent nails.

I have sent bq an email about this issue but still no reply.

Why is it that these days compost is not what it used to be.

I got some arthur bowers compost last week and this was very poor.




Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:27

Just been to lidl and got some lupins for £3 each and these plants are in 18cm pots,I also got some snow ladys for the same price.

What a bargain.

I keep saying  I am not buying any more as I have purchased over 600 plants this season but as the weather is still crap I have had some great bargains.

What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:15

why not look at avalance which is a white clematis and evergreen.

seen some in bq and they look great,but at £30.00 a bit expensive.

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