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Honeysuckle problem.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:22

I'm afraid that it in the nature of the plant.  Honeysuckle is a woodland plant that scrambles up through the undergrowth to the hedge and treetops to reach the sun where it flowers.  It's not good at being thick and leafy at the base. Coupled with that, it really likes its roots to be cool and damp - this is difficult in a container.  

My best suggestion would be to plant some herbaceous perennials in front of it to hide the lower stems.

Hope that's helpful. 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:00

Help to tidy up garden borders

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:58

Hi Justin   What a lovely garden 

As Artjak says, weeding's the main thing to do at the moment, with a bit of cutting back for some plants after they've flowered, to encourage them to flower again this summer.  

Also if they've not had any fertiliser this year a top dressing of Fish Blood & Bone (according to directions on the pack) and water that in if you don't get a good downpour in the next few days, will also encourage flowering into the autumn.

Can I suggest that you take pics of each flower/plant and make a list of what you've got - then we can give you more help if you need it?

If you can't identify the plants that's no problem - post pics on here and we'll have a go! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:48

You'll have to wait until I've had my shower and got dressed! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:42

I shall have to take a photo KEF 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:41

Heard from MIL yesterday - she's poorly - has picked up a nasty tummy bug on a cruise   I will not be staying with her - I will be staying with SIL and niece  in the same village and just down the road 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:37

Blue skies are appearing over Norfolk - and my first sweet pea has flowered 

tiny carrots

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:33

The RHS recommends this variety for over-wintering http://www.notcutts.co.uk/carrot-nantes-frubund-fast-crop-seeds/gardening/notcutts/fcp-product/12866 

Help needed re my French Beans

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:30

They're just getting adjusted to new conditions - they would have got away quicker if you'd hardened them off - the roots will be growing - soon the tops will be growing  and they'll be fine.

I find that slug pubs work well in the veg patch.  I don't like to eat veg grown in ground that has been treated with slug pellets. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:25

They look fantastic Clari 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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