Dovefromabove


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A Special Delivery

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 22:54

How lovely! What a handsome sunny little chap. Love his stylish taste in clothing. Glad all is well and don't do too much - enjoy this special time with your family 

Prune new climbing rose

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 19:33

Let us know how it goes. A photo of it covered in blooms in the summer would be good.


A scattering of a slow acting organic fertiliser such as Fish, Blood & Bone will be good. 


Later in the season you may well find a new long shoot or two appearing from the base - train them towards the horizontal as well. 


In a few years' time you can rejuvenate the plant by taking out the oldest stem or two - the newer ones will replace them. 


Last edited: 17 February 2017 19:36:23

Clematis Montana

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 19:24

Got Etoile Violette at the other end of that bed Fairy - love it 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 18:38

Fairy - I agree, Daniel Deronda has been disappointing here too. 


There are loads of good deep purple clematis - I'm going to do research for a replacement. 


As for growing a Montana in a pot- they have ambitions of growing huge. I had one that covered a large garage. I don't think it'll ever be happy or give its best in a pot. 


Bowles Mauve looks sat on! Normal?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:58

I agree with Hosta   


Most plants look a bit dishevelled after the winter. It'll look fine when it's put on some fresh growth in the spring. 

Prune new climbing rose

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:41

I would train the long stem as near to horizontal as possible. This slows down the sap and the long stem will then produce lots more side shoots, which are the ones that produce the blooms. 


Last edited: 17 February 2017 17:42:38

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:36

Night Phlox

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:29

I may be mistaken but I'm pretty sure that it's only half-hardy so at the very least the top growth will die down - in hard winters it might not survive.


Id remove the dead growth carefully and hope that you get new growth later in the spring. 


Fingers crossed 


Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:11

We posted at the same time Topbird 

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 17:01

Just heard from Wonky - she might be able to do Thusday but she won't know until Sunday evening, but she could definitely do Saturday. 

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