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breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:10

Hydrangea petiolaris clings to the wall, but it would be very unhappy on a south facing wall - it likes it more or less full shade.  It wouldn't grow well there. 

Most of the climbers other than hydrangea pet. or one of the ivies need wires or trellis to cling to. 

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:51

I'm growing Campsis radicans on wires on a south facing fence - it seems very happy there so far - details here http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/2993/Campsis-radicans/Details 

I'd dig lots and lots of well rotted farmyard manure into the clay first - that will really improve it 

Uploading photos

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:48

Silly?  Moi?  

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:25

This is the sort of stuff I'd use https://www.dulux.co.uk/products/weathershield-smooth-masonry-paint/ 

Of course, other brands are available - but basically it's the sort of stuff you paint the outside of your house with - you can get it from Jewsons/B&Q/Homebase etc.

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:13

Panda and I have been planning a trip to visit the Old Vicarage Gardens at East Ruston in Norfolk - we thought that a Saturday would be good then any of those who still have to attend salt mines during the week could come along too!  

How does Saturday 19th July sound to people?   I've been before - as I recall parking is pretty good and OH recalls very good tea and cake   

There's also some chickens and animals so something for smaller people to look at if anyone brings an apprentice gardener along 

http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/564/home.htm 

We  thought that some of us might go for a pub meal locally afterwards so if anyone's interested in that idea let us know.  

Help my hedge is dying

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:55

That's about what we've got (with the trellis on top) and no one has objected. 

Of course, there is now legislation about high hedges too http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=408 

 

When do I harvest Scarlet curly kale

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:52

I've not grown Scarlet Kale, but I have grown ordinary Curly Kale and I've never harvested it until the cold weather strikes us - I find it's a good crop that stands the bad weather when other veg are scarce.  

Have you staked it?  I've always tied mine to a stout cane to prevent wind damage in the  winter.

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:10

Hi jen

Which way does it face and what's the soil like?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:55
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Pretty hot here.  Wheres verdun.... out taking photos?

I reckon he's either surfing or sitting in the shade eating Roskilly's ice cream 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50356.gif?width=96&height=99&mode=max

 

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