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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:29

17.6C in the shade here - I've taken my shirt off - it's ok, I've got a tee shirt on 

Hyacinths are gorgeous  and Lily Beetles have arrived 

OH is having an after lunch doze - but then he did work very hard this morning while I was getting my ear attended to - he worked so hard he snapped the handle of my border spade  - oh well, I shall have to treat myself to a new one 

jersey plant direct

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:24

I think I'd ask for my money back and take it to a nursery that grows it's own plants and buy from them - then you can see what you're getting. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:23

Lily beetle   on my prized Fritillaria Imperialis!!!   Duly squidged (one of the very few things I do squidge).  

There was also one on the rosemary  but it dropped off and I lost it  What was it doing there???


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:17

Yes - that'll be it.  Can you get at a laptop or something? 

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:16

Hope it helps - we had a family building firm,  so I've got a bit of an idea what will work and what will describe the process clearly - good luck 

Wollerton Old Hall climbing roses

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 13:14

I don't think they're suckers - just healthy new shoots from a very happy rose bush. 

It's description here says that they throw out lots of new shoots from the base.

As these new shoots get longer you can gently train them backwards towards the fence and then up and over your seat (sounds lovely).  You might even want to consider making a sort of a wooden rose arch over the seat - the roses look as if they'd be perfect for that. 

Repointing Patio

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:58

Good instructions on this video and helpful hints below it. 

monty don

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:54

Hi Wrinkly   this forum is part of the Gardeners World magazine and is not part of the BBC - to contact the makers of the programme you can go to this site and at the bottom of the page you will find a link to Contact the BBC.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:49

Congratulations on both Singing Gardener! 

Manchester, NE-facing balcony garden

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:17

A couple of clematis in good sized containers could grow up the railings and look very pretty, or they could climb up some canes or an obelisk, or one of the twiggy wigwams  you can buy at the garden centres or even at Wilkinsons etc. 

There are quite a few clematis that are perfectly happy in a shady spot - have a look here - just remember to check the size that they'll grow to - montanas will be much too big, but viticellas will probably be just right for your purpose.

Also Clematis macropetala Bluebird would look fabulous growing up an obelisk on the balcony, it's very hardy and will be ok in windy conditions and doesn't need any particular pruning regime so is quite simple to care for. 

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