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Posted: 29/04/2012 at 18:56

OOh I'm not sure about pruning it. The recomendation is usually not to prune for the first year. The poor plant has been through enough stress don't you think? I have one of this variety and it's fabulous. Mine was only £1.90 two years ago , but my patience has proved worth it, as it bloomed it's little heart out last year. I just hope it does the same this year. It grew through a lilac solanum and looked fantastic with it's purple blooms amongst the little flowers.

Making a cold frame and where to buy a manger.

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 18:50

Saw a manger at my local Wyevale yesterday. Didn't see the price, but someone was buying one.

Can someone tell me what this is please

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 18:46

I agree with you both, honeysuckle and cotoneaster was my thought.

Tonight's programme

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 21:53

On tonights prog. it was mentioned that the list of euphorbias was on the website. Also other things that are mentioned in the prog. ie. plants featured, gardens visited, are all introduced as 'on the websiite'. Am I thick or just not looking in the right place because I can't see anything?

Montana wilt?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 21:44

Thanks Digger, but I've checked it out and can't see any trace of that. I think it's the water that collects in that area when it rains. (we are on clay). It does drain away after a couple of days (usually) but at the moment we are not getting a single day without heavy showers. Some drought eh?


Posted: 27/04/2012 at 21:22

My seedlings were only 3inches high but suddenly the stems started to wither nearest the soil and now they look dead, only 2 out of 5 surviving. I assumed I'd watered them too much. I'm gutted as my hubby started off some outdoor ones the same day, on the same windowsill, and we were having a competition. It's only my indoor ones that have been struck!

Why Miss Bateman?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 19:48

As mine is new this year I'll go and check the canes tomorrow. Thank you


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 20:13

My Mum lived on a S/SE facing seafront and had aubretia smothering her rockery, so I doubt it's the salty air that you're having a problem with. I know they are happy in well drained soil, and will  grow in a tiny bit of soil. Mum's rockery hadn't had the soil changed in years so it must have been of poor quality. Are you over pampering them?

Montana wilt?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 20:04

Thank you all for the advice. I'll go and check the bark and the ground as soon as it stops raining! Drought , what drought? We've had enough rain today to last all year!

Montana wilt?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:47

I have an arch with a Clematis montana growing up each side. They have only been in situ for 18 months and this year I was looking forward to lots of growth and flowers. One side the flower buds are nearly open and prolific. The other side looked ok until the flower buds appeared, then suddenly the leaves looked a bit limp and the buds droopy. I thought that a frost had damaged it, but the one the other side seemed ok. This was over a week ago and although everything is droopy on it , it still looks just about alive. It has not gone brown or dried out. The roots are in a rather damp part of the garden, where water collects after rain, but soaks away after a while. Would this kill it?

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