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Why do gardeners dislike clay soil?

Posted: Today at 10:33

Nearly all of the gardens I work in are on clay. Yes it can be difficult to work, but the plants you can grow in clay outstrip the ones you can grow on very well drained soil. Hard work, but very worth the effort.

A Shropshire Lad rose

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:56

You prune back to a leaf axil , a good 6 inches away from the flowered seed heads, a good feed of rose food well watered in produces the best result, an angled cut is best in the direction you want the new stems to grow.

Clematis Cuttings

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:36

They may be too warm Wills. Are you watering from underneath? My cuttings are just misted and in a GH in shade, it's warm but with plenty of air circulation. I'd get the lid off firstly and put them in a shady GH if you have one, and mist them rather than give regular watering. Only water if they are really drying out.

When to prune/cut back

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:28

I'd agree with Verdun here, done now there will be sufficiently hardened stems and leaves to get it through all but the harshest winter. 

How do I get my standard rose back into shape?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:23

You won't stop growth CharleyD like you describe. All you can do is shape it at the pruning stage into a ball shape. If you do get straggly growth, you can prune back the longer stems to a leaf axil which stimulates a flowering shoot. You'll have to cut the longer shoots right back to within the ball, and the new flowering shoots, which are always shorter, will grow back to the edge of the ball. Some varieties are better at keeping their shape than others, so try to stick to those, they are usually the more popular ones. 

Geum sand Heuchera

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 09:28

Heuchera propagate from root cuttings very easily. You can break bits off and replant them and they nearly always produce more plants. Very easy really. The best parts to are the outer roots. Discard the inner roots. 

wild strawberries

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 15:41

You have to let them get really really ripe before they turn sweet B3. It's a very short period of time, otherwise they're quite tart.

Bluebell preservation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 14:33

You won't kill the bluebells by burying them. They come from bulbs so will come up next year.. As far as I know it's only an offence to remove them and your'e not doing that. In fact it may benefit them in the long run.

Any Ideas what this plant is called

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 14:28

Correct pansyface.

callistemon propogation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:47

You propagate by seed or semi hardwood cuttings. See link below.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=404

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