David 25

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Deadheading Clematis?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:58
This is my clematis's second year so I cut it right back in spring. All the flowers so far have come from this year's growth. I have noticed though the plant has suddenly started growing upwards again rapidly. Does that mean this is the beginning stage for the second bloom?

Ideas for area near water butt?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:25

Hi all,

thanks so much for all the responses. I was in B&M on Monday night and they had got some small honeysuckle lonceria for £1.99. The internet said they can do well in shade so as I already had a spare trellis I thought i'd give it a go.

I dug a whole easily as big as 6 times the size of the pot. Filled it with some tea leaves at the bottom then piled in the compost.

Ill take some pictures next year to show you how it gets on.

Deadheading Clematis?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:17

Hi I Have a dr ruppel clematis. Some of the flowers are looking a bit shabby now and I am wondering whether I should deadhead them? If I do will I get more flowers?


this is a new flower that looks nice


 this is say the middle value



and this is the old shabby one.




Ideas for area near water butt?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 17:12

Hi, does anyone have any good ideas what I could do in the pebbled area and to some extent the paving slab in front of the water butt?

This area is mostly shady. In June it gets a few hours sunlight till about 9 -10 am then full shade apart from  at the height of the hanging basket which catches sun from about 5 -7 pm. I had wondered if there was any climbing plants that need hardly any sun or had thought about a chiminea. The area is a bit bigger than what it appears in this photo.



bare patch

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:43

hello, I have had a while off the 'inspirational' gardening after a drop in interest. Most likely due to the fact of planning a wedding and then going back to college whilst in full time work. Anywho that's all done now so I can get back into my gardening. I thought I would post some picture updates just to show what advice I followed

As you can see, the hebe came back great. I widened the boarders and put a clematis in last year. I have put some flowers (marigolds, and chysamtiums) then a fusica and an azalea. Chysanthims and the senetti have been deadheaded but don't seem to be to keen on producing more flowers.

By the shed is a jasmine. seen below..

 it hasn't flowed yet but im hoping it will.


 this was the lawn about a week ago after a deep scarify to remove most of the moss. I had used patch magic by the top of the shed but it doesn't go far.

 to the right of the shed is where I used the patch magic for about a square meter. Then I bought what I thought was a box of seeds, turned out to be another type of patch magic so I basically did a rectangular line running in front of the shed to the paving. its coming on great with lots of little shoots.

After I did this I then went and bought a load of top soil, sand and seeds and did the rest of the lawn. Im pleased to say its actually working and there is lots of little green shoots coming up everywhere.

So I feel its coming on. Lots of work to do to get It perfect but I think its better than this time last year. I hope you agree.




just a lil' update

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:26
Hi the plant I cut back is a hebe. I forget which type now. I haven't fed any of my plants yet this year as it has been so cold but may do in the near future. Yes ted is most definitely supervisor as he always goes round and inspects my work when I'm finished

just a lil' update

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 05:30

jasmine struggling

 this plant seemed to suffer badly during winter with frost bite. i cut it right back to stimulate growth. im hoping that it will start growing again soon.

 clematis struggling.


just a lil' update

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 05:20

primroses and connifer


 lillies that i bought, the ones i planted as bulbs havent arrived at all

just a lil' update

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 05:12



Hi all.

i think i have been absent for a while now so i thought i'd update you on my progress so far


they are now permently outside in a cold frame. how do you think there doing?

 this is my honeysuckle and is doing quite well.(the jasmine and clematis are really struggling)

 whats this plant. it was given to me by a neighbour last june/july. his had flowered and looked really nice. he gave me a small baby plant which is put in a pot. it died almost completely but to my suprise these last couple of weeks it has really put on a charge.

 Just my lil ted

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:58
Thanks I will bring them in and start the process of hardening them off. I wish this cold spell would come to an end
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