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Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:50

Thank you all so much for your replies - I will bite the bullet and cut it back when the leaves have gone - and I may just have to get a Grandiflora - they look amazing!

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 20:04

Now the leaves have all come down from my apple and Rhus tree I can see how big my Clematis Montana is!  Sadly when it flowered, all the flowers seem to face my neighbours garden and I would like to retrain it so I can see more flowers in my garden.  All the sites I have looked at say to cut it back after flowering, but has anyone cut theirs back at this time of year???  What might happen if I do - I would hate to lose it but it really does need trimming.  I don't want to cut it back to the base, just take all the growth off at the top of the trees.

Any advice please?


Goji Berries

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 19:28

I was given 2 Goji Berry plants this year that just grew and grew (they are both in tubs).  I kept one in the greenhouse and it is now growing out of the open vent at the top of the greenhouse!  I trimmed them earlier in the year thinking it might restrict the growth a bit and one carried on getting taller and the other grew lots of side shoots and is very sprawling.  I have been told they are quite hardy but am not sure what to do next with them now as I am hoping for some fruit next year.  Sadly I have no where to train them against so they will have to cope, but can anyone help with when I should prune them - and how - please.  Any other advice would be good too.  Thank you.

Mini Christmas tree

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:50

Thank you.  I will pot it on in JI3 and put it outside and keep my fingers crossed!

Mini Christmas tree

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:58


Can anyone tell me what compost I should use to pot on my miniature Christmas tree. (its about 1 foot high at the moment!)  Its still nice and green and I want to try and keep it.

Thank you

Talkback: Tomato blight

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:05

Hi I live in Berkshire and have lost most of my tomatoes to the dreaded blight.  Usually I grow seeds from tomatoes ive bought, but this year I bought all new named varieties so thought they would be stronger (just a thought).  Anyway I am so upset as the only plants I have left are two which I left in the greenhouse and one in a hanging basket!

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to use the soil in the tubs that my plants were in and also are there any varieties which are resistant to blight?

Thank you


Posted: 27/07/2012 at 10:22

Thankyou for your reply.

I have thrown most of the plants away, but will take a photo if it happens any more.

I will also try spraying next year, but be very careful with the spray.  As most of my tomatoes are in containers, it wont get onto the soil.

Just one thing - how do I put a photo on here???


Posted: 27/07/2012 at 09:31

I also think I have had blight on several varieties of tomatoes already.  Quite upset about it as I bought all new seeds this year, whereas I usually save seeds from tasty tomatoes and grow them.

Mine were all in the open, some in tubs others in a small raised bed.  Maybe I had them too close together?  I have thrown them away and just hope the rest of the plants dont get it.

What spray is it you use to help fight blight? 

I was so looking forward to lots of home grown tomatoes!

Aquileigias & Honesty

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 12:27

I have just read on another site that annual Honesty has the flat round seed heads but the perennial Honesty has long eklongated seed heads.  Ah ha!!!!  I am off to see which is which as I know I have both!

Aquileigias & Honesty

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 12:14

Now my Honesty & Aquiliegias have almost finished flowering, do I pull them up or just cut them down at the base?

I never know if they will flower again so am not sure if I should leave them or pull them up.  I will keep some seed to make sure I get some more plants but the plants are quite big and also 'floppy', so can anyone tell me what I should do please?

Thank you

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Pruning Clematis Montana

overgrown Montans 
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Goji Berries

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Mini Christmas tree

potting it on 
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Aquileigias & Honesty

To leave or not to leave? 
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weeping cherry tree

yellow jelly!!! 
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